ETH Zurich: Postdoc, Climate change adaptation 1346 views

ETH Zürich’s Climate Policy Group carryout research on the strategies to tackle climate change and climate related environmental problems. The group is focusing on analysing different ways for creating a sustainable electricity system for Europe and beyond, the means to ease human vulnerability to climate and other natural hazards, and the effects of policies on the use and safeguard of natural resources.

ETH Group is inviting applications for a post doctorate position to carry out applied research and outreach within a 30 month externally funded project on “Enhancing Synergies for disaster Prevention in the European Union”.

Tasks involved:

  • evaluation of existing disaster risk management and climate change adaptation policies, in Switzerland and other European countries;
  • meeting with stakeholders including organizing workshops, interviews, and surveys;
  • statistical analysis of quantitative data; preparation of written project deliverables, scientific papers for publication, and outreach material


  • PhD in a relevant field of Geography, Social Sciences, Public Policy or interdisciplinary background. Candidates with other qualifications may also apply.
  • Proficiency in English and one or more of German, French, or Italian language is essential.
  • The idyllic candidate should have experience to successfully carry out the responsibilities mentioned above. Good understanding of the literature and current issues related to disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation and stakeholder engagement in policy making is essential.
  • The work will start between June and September 2016.
  • Initially the contract will be for one year, and can be renewed with a transparent review process. Primarily the candidate will be working in Zurich, Switzerland, with some travel within Europe.

Application must include the following: cover letter describing your motivation for this position, CV with publications, names and contact information for two referees, and a writing sample should be submitted online.

—————Quick Overview————-
Organization ETH Zurich
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Country Switzerland
Subject areas Geography, Social Sciences, Public Policy
Fellowship amount
Eligibility PhD
Deadline 15th May 2016

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