Gramazio Kohler Research – The Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication at the Department of Architecture – is making an open call for several fully funded full-time PhD positions within the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication. PhDs will start in September / October 2018.
PhD Positions – Gramazio Kohler Research / NCCR Digital Fabrication
Since 2014, the National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Digital Fabrication conducts highly collaborative research at the intersection of architecture, structural engineering, material science, computer science, mechanical engineering, mechatronics and control systems engineering. Aimed at fostering a digital building culture it is oriented toward the training of scholars and the development of advanced practitioners in the fields of architecture, engineering and science.

We are looking for highly motivated architects with a strong interest in computational design and digital fabrication. We particularly encourage applicants with experience in robotic fabrication in architecture. Applicants should have the ability to work in interdisciplinary research teams and thrive in a highly collaborative environment.

Applicants must hold a Master’s degree acquired at university level (equivalent to the FHEQ-Level 7) in architecture or related fields.
We look forward to receiving your online application until January 31, 2018. Your application should include a letter of motivation, a brief (one-page) research statement that relates your interest to existing research at Gramazio Kohler Research, CV, Portfolio of your work in academia and practice and two recommendation letters. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. Referees must send their recommendation letters directly by email to recruitingsupport[at] Please address the reference letter to: Prof. Matthias Kohler, Gramazio Kohler Research, ETH Zürich. The letter must be received before the application deadline.

For further information about the group please visit our website and Specific questions regarding the positions can be directed to Mr. Hannes Mayer, Senior Researcher at Gramazio Kohler Research by email mayer[at] (no applications).