Scouting for Multiple Post-Doc Positions at ITI / TécnicoU. Lisbon

We are conducting an open search for possible candidates for future openings from junior to senior post-doc, depending on experience and profile.

  1. One Post-Doc, the Bauhaus of the Seas, recognizes that digital is the scale-making technology of this century capable of generating scale effects to progress towards sustainable development. This post-doc position is seeking a profile in computer science or design informatics to work with the consortium cities/regions and take advantage of the potential increasing role of digital technologies (e.g. interactive applications, value chains through blockchain technologies and digitally mediated participation via social networks) to enhance both the quality of life, the intercultural dialogue, and the level of civic participation.
  2. One Post-Doc in participatory design and digital support (e.g. DAOs) for organisational models of cooperation between human and nonhuman life and designing right-to-life governance processes. This research will study the deployment of the Zoöp model across the Bauhaus of the Seas demonstrators and understand how they contribute to making the interests of nonhuman life part of organisational decision-making.
  3. One Post-Doc position connected with the Bauhaus of the Seas project, with a profile in architecture, and an interest in ecology and foodscapes. This position will accompany the development of regenerative menus in 2-3 European cities, pilot projects that seek to foster diets that regenerate soil and aquatic ecosystems. It involves the mapping of aquatic regions such as rivers, lagoons and sea, in a manner that is inclusive of living elements (fish, crustaceans, algae) with an approach to cartography that decenters the human and seeks a post-anthropocentric positioning. It also involves reflecting on the connection between such regions and the diets that shape them (with elements of gathering and archiving recipes and food practices). 
  4. One Post-Doc position connected with the Bauhaus of the Seas project, with a profile in architecture or design, and an interest in making/experimenting with sea-based new materials from an ecological perspective. This position will accompany the development of materials and products in 2-3 European cities, pilot products that experiment with sea-based resources and residues. It involves the mapping of existing material solutions in such cities and wider territories, analysis of good practices and development of prototypes.

Potential candidates should contact the project co-PIs nunojnunes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt (for positions 1 and 2) and mariana.pestana@tecnico.ulisboa.pt  (for positions 3 and 4).

Scouting for Multiple PhD Positions at ITI / TécnicoU. Lisbon

Potential students interested in pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, Architecture or Digital Media from IST PhD Programs will be considered for a fully funded scholarship.

    1. One PhD student in design informatics working on 3D printing with local algae across the demonstrators of the Bauhaus of the Seas. For this position, we are seeking a student interested in exploring the uses of algae in 3D printing, from pigments extracted for use in textile dyes and inks to additional compounds such as cellulose, alginates and mineral to bio-sourced and biodegradable plastics that take advantage of the high protein content of algae. One overarching theme of this position is the role that algae could play in natural interspecies solutions, such as the ones that can be used to purify water and air.
    2. One PhD student in architecture working on mapping coastal areas across the demonstrators of the Bauhaus of the Seas, including living elements (fish, crustaceans, algae) with an approach to cartography that decenters the human and seeks a post-anthropocentric positioning, as well as food-based design infrastructures on water,  such as aquaculture or algae farms.  An essential aspect of this position is the role that food plays in shaping landscapes, looking particularly at how specific diets and food habits impact water ecosystems such as rivers and the sea. By mapping food practices alongside environmental characteristics, it creates a base for comparing and identifying good practices. 
    3. One PhD student in architecture working on applications for materials with local algae across the demonstrators of the Bauhaus of the Seas. This involves designing and prototyping potential material developments and applications. One overarching theme of this position is the role that algae could play in natural interspecies solutions, such as the ones that can be used to purify water and air.
    4. One PhD student in communication design working on digital narratives across the demonstrators of the Bauhaus of the Seas. This involves designing a digital editorial platform that, through inclusive storytelling and creative use of text, sound, still and moving images disseminates the personal testimonies and collective histories of communities living on and from the seas.

Potential candidates should contact the project co-PIs nunojnunes@tecnico.ulisboa.pt (for position 1), mariana.pestana@tecnico.ulisboa.pt  (for positions 2 and 3) and frederico.duarte@tecnico.ulisboa.pt (for position 4).