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Postdoctoral position: AI and work design in Zürich

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100%, Zurich, fixed-term

The Chair of Work and Organizational Psychology (Prof. Gudela Grote) is inviting applications for a postdoctoral position to contribute to the ongoing research program on how new technology impacts work design with a special focus on learning algorithms.

The position is available from January 1, 2023, and is initially funded for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year.

Job description

Technology drives work design, in oftentimes unpredicted and not always desirable ways. The research to be conducted should help to foster accountable design and use of AI in view of creating high-quality jobs and effective work processes. Involvement in existing projects and collaboration with PhD students in those projects is expected, but also the creation of a personal research portfolio which combines prior own research with the research opportunities provided by this position.

Your profile

You should have a PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology, Organizatio­nal Behavior, or related fields. Prior experience in research on topics related to the current position and a strong publication record is expected. Excellent command of preferably both German and English is required. You should be highly committed and self-driven individuals with a creative and proactive mindset, striving to excel in a top-level, dynamic environment. They need to be able to work well in a team and have strong communication skills in speaking and writing.

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We offer

The research group is well connected to leading scholars in the field and the postdoctoral researcher can profit from this network and the inspiring context created by a top university.

We value diversity
In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.
Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents by October 31, 2022.

  • Cover letter with the description of your research achievements and interests
  • Detailed CV
  • Transcripts of all degrees (German or English)
  • Names and contact information of 3 references
  • 2-3 representative publications

Please submit the application documents using the ETH online portal in a single merged PDF document, titled with your last name and initials as well as the application date (for example: 20191201_SmithJT_application). Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or post will not be considered.

Further information about our group can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position can be addressed to Prof. Gudela Grote, .

About ETH Zürich
ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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