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EPFL École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Scientific collaborator - risk governance and digitalisation
EPFL École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
EPFL is one of the two Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology. With the status of a national school since 1969, the young engineering school has grown in many dimensions.
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Published: 28 days ago
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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland
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Scientific collaborator - risk governance and digitalisation

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The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Your mission :

  • Contribute to research conducted at the International Risk Governance Center (IRGC) https://irgc.epfl.ch about governance of risks related to digitalisation, machine learning and cyber security.
  • Work for a Horizon 2020 project about the governance and regulation of and by digital technologies such as AI, distributed ledger technologies and the IoT. The field is developing much faster than the pace at which institutions and governance can adapt. Advancements represent both opportunities to mitigate some existing risks, and also new risks, including risks to cybersecurity, privacy, data protection and institutions themselves.

Main duties and responsibilities include :

  • First: research and writing (IRGC publications and scientific papers).
  • Then: presentation to stakeholders and communication to a broad (technical or non-technical) audience.

Your profile : 

  • Multi-disciplinary education in computer / data science and one branch of social sciences (e.g. political science, sociology, public administration): University education, preferably at the Doctoral degree level.
  • Given IRGC's mission to bridge technical and social science research with policy decisions, including developing recommendations to governing opportunities and risks from new technology, the candidate must be familiar with both on-going developments in machine learning and security / privacy preserving solutions, and the international policy and regulatory context. Previous experience in similar research and policy questions will be an asset.
  • Ability to speak and write perfectly in English, and previous experience (demonstrated by writing samples).
  • Interpersonal skills, team spirit, reliability, flexibility.
  • Communication skills and experience in building trust, consensus and mutual dialogue in multicultural and multi-stakeholder environments.
  • Commitment to the importance of science, technology, policy, innovation and risk governance for governments and society, and to making IRGC’s work relevant to policy and society.

We offer : 

  • Opportunity to work in an international and dynamic university that does breakthrough research and innovation in some emerging technologies.
  • Opportunity to influence the public policy agenda about technologies.
  • A challenging, highly-skilled multicultural and multi-disciplinary working environment, connected to the IRGC Foundation (www.irgc.org).
  • Strong external visibility and contact with numerous international institutions and stakeholders.

Start date :
As soon as possible

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate : 
50% minimum

Duration :
One year, renewable

Contact :
For additional information, please contact Marie-Valentine Florin, by email (jobs.irgc@epfl.ch)

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