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[geotamtam] Post-doc position infrastructure, energy transition, repair work - University of Lausanne [message n° 1107] Wed, 24 October 2018 08:30
Courriel posté par Ignaz Strebel

Dear colleagues,

we are currently looking for a post doctoral researcher to work with us on infrastructure, energy transition and repair work. Info below.

Best regards,

Ignaz Strebel


Open position: Senior researcher (post doc, 80%) on infrastructure transition

Link to the announcement on the career website of the University of Lausanne:

Deadline: 20.11. 2018


The Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) at the University of Lausanne seeks to fill the position of 

Senior SNSF researcher (80%) 

supporting the SNSF project ‘Taking care of heating, ventilation and air conditioning in times of energy transition: or how repair and maintenance shape energy infrastructure’, for a period of 18 months. The position is part of a research team led by Ignaz Strebel (MER).

The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities. The Institute of Geography and Sustainability (IGD) is an interdisciplinary community of about 100 academics that work on space, place and the environment. With 15 professors and close to 40 PhD students, the department offers a vibrant, stimulating environment for cutting-edge research. It hosts regular lecture series and distinguished guest researchers from around the world. The post is located in the research group Urban Studies, the largest of the institute’s six groups.

Job information
Expected start date in position : 01.01.2019 (earliest starting date)
Contract length : 18 months NOT RENEWABLE 
Activity rate : 80%
Workplace : Lausanne, Institute of Geography and Sustainability, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Your responsibilities
The position will focus on the professional settings and institutions that cover the work that HAVC infrastructures post-construction induce. The candidate is expected to conduct fieldwork with small and medium-sized enterprises, HAVC-technology companies and Facility Management total providers. He or she will interact with project partners in each case study company as well as with an interdisciplinary team of geographers, urban scholars and social scientist, in the IGD.

Your qualifications
We are looking for a researcher (with PhD by time of appointment) with social scientific background interested in empirical and conceptual work on the role of technological knowledge and professional work in urban infrastructure transition. He or she should be willing to conduct qualitative research on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HAVC) businesses. A PhD by the time of appointment in human/economic geography, urban studies, science and technology studies (STS) or related field is required. The candidate must be able to conduct field work in either German or French. The research group, to which the position is related, communicates and publishes in English.

What the position offers you
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training.
Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information
Dr. Ignaz Strebel (ignaz.strebel@unil.ch)

Your application
Deadline : 20.11.2018
Please submit the following documents only via the career website of the University of Lausanne: https://bit.ly/2pUN8yv

- letter of motivation
- full CV
- scans of university degrees and course transcripts/marks
- one piece of research (e.g. doctoral thesis, research paper, publication)

Only applications through this website will be taken into account. We thank you for your understanding. UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. 

Additional information
The Urban Repair Project: http://wp.unil.ch/urbanrepair/
Research group Urban Studies:  http://unil.ch/igd/home/menuguid/english/research/urban-stud ies.html

Ignaz Strebel
Maître d’enseignement et de recherche (MER)
IGD – Institut de géographie et durabilité
Faculté des géosciences et de l'environnement
Université de Lausanne
Quartier Mouline – Bâtiment Géopolis – Bureau 3785
CH-1015 Lausanne

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