The Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich is a center of competence for Swiss and international security policy. It offers security policy expertise in research, teaching, and consultancy. The CSS is seeking to hire as soon as possible, a
Senior Researcher focusing on the Governance of Emerging Security Technologies
We are looking for an excellent and highly-motivated researcher with a background in the social sciences to develop an independent research project in the field of emerging, dual-use technologies (such as drones, robotics, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and others) and questions of their international governance. He/She will be expected to publish on issues related to emerging dual use technologies and new venues for governance.
The successful candidate will have a PhD degree (or will be close to completion) in international relations / security studies or another social-science discipline. He/She possesses excellent English language skills, high-level analytical skills, and an independent and well-organized working style. The ability to work in an international team is essential. We offer a multifaceted and intellectually stimulating position at a renowned university with a motivating environment.
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of interest explaining the skills and motivation you would bring to the post, a CV, and one to two single-authored writing samples (e.g. an academic article, or thesis chapter) until August 15, 2017. Please address your application to Mr. Olivier Meyrat, Human Resources. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the Center for Security Studies please visit our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Myriam Dunn Cavelty by email (no applications).