Open PhD Position in Engineering Design and Computing

Position: The Engineering Design and Computing Laboratory has a fully-funded doctoral position to work in the area of Development Engineering and specifically the design of technical products for low resource settings.

The position is focused around low-cost medical devices and in particular a low-cost ventilator as one main example. The position also involves teaching assistance in the areas of engineering design and product development. The PhD position is fully funded with a competitive salary according to ETH standards(only a small tuition fee is required at ETH). You will be part of a highly motivated, international team at one of the best universities in Europe. Besides working in our growing, ambitious team you will also have the chance to collaborate with students, other labs and industrial partners. Your ideas will help to actively shape our lab’s research and strengthen our position within the international research community.

Your profile: Are you creative, curious and can work across disciplines? Are you interested in engineering design, prototyping and engineering design methods? Are you interested in how we can use these skills to develop new technical products to solve challenging problems in low resource settings? Do you have a hands-on approach? We are looking for excellent applicants with a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering who are motivated to carry out internationally leading research.

What we are offering: The PhD position is fully funded with a competitive salary. (Only a small tuition fee is required at ETHZ.) You will be part of a highly motivated, international team at one of the best universities in Europe. Besides working in our growing, ambitious team you will also have the chance to collaborate with students, other labs and industrial partners. Your ideas will help to actively shape our lab and strengthen our position within the international research community.

Since we are an international team, English is our main working language. Knowledge of German is an advantage but not a must. We especially encourage women to apply.

The starting date is in Fall 2021. Applications are considered on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Further information: For further information about the Engineering Design and Computing Laboratory please visit: http://www.edac.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed by email to info-edac@mavt.ethz.ch (no applications).

Application: To formally apply please visit the web page using the following link, click on the “Apply online now” and follow the procedure by filling out the online application form. We look forward to receiving your online application including a CV, university transcripts, and two references that can be contacted for reference letters. Scientific publications are an advantage and a maximum of three should also be included where available. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

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