a Scientist (80 - 100%) who will participate in the creation of a new digital ecosystem 80% - 100%

21 January | Position with re­spon­si­bil­i­ties | 80 – 100%

a Scientist (80 - 100%) who will participate in the creation of a new digital ecosystem 80% - 100%

  Empa - the place where innovation starts

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.

In line with Empa’s mission, the Technology and Society Laboratory (TSL) creates and transfers knowledge to support the transition to a more sustainability society. In particular, TSL analyses novel materials and emerging technology applications with a focus on associated material, energy stocks and flows to evaluate them with regard to both the natural environment and societal constraints.


Within TSL, the Advancing Life Cycle Assessment Group (ALCA), is looking for

a Scientist (80 - 100%) who will participate in the creation of a new digital ecosystem

to democratize the exchange of knowledge on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and thus help to identify the more efficient pathways to tackle climate change. This work will be done in the framework of the Innosuisse Flagship project "WISER" that proposes a systemic innovation for Switzerland in view of a more efficient environmental accounting.


The position is to be filled as soon as possible.


Your tasks


The open position will give you the opportunity to participate in the development of GHG assessment tools for cities, manufacturing sites and data centers. You will be defining the scopes and models for GHG assessment in different sub-projects of WISER, and create digital solutions to carry out respective GHG assessments while connecting these digital solutions to the WISER digital ecosystem. The position will provide the possibility to work on a wide range of topics to expand your skills in the field.


Your profile


  • Master degree in environmental/natural sciences or engineering

  • Experience in one of the following areas: ICT components, manufacturing, energy or data centers

  • Preferably first experiences in any of the following areas: life cycle assessment methods and/or material flow analysis, computer programming (mainly python language), ICT solutions and the digital community

  • Experience in scientific writing and publishing

  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English (both written and oral)

  • Basic skills in German and/or French


The initial contract is for 2 years, with the option of extending the contract for another 2 years.

For further information

about the position please contact   Dr. Didier Beloin-Saint-Pierre, Co-coordinator of the WISER project, phone +41 58 765 7265 dib@empa.chor the team leader Dr. Roland Hischier, phone +41 58 765 7847  roland.hischer@empa.ch and visit our website www.empa.ch/web/s506 to know more about TSL and see our  Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, Esther Zürcher, Human Resources, Lerchenfeldstrasse 5, 9014 St. Gallen, Switzerland.Apply now