JOB-Design researcher at Visual Culture Lab SUPSI

30 Jun 2009 - 5:57am
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serena cangiano

The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland
(SUPSI) is advertising a job vacancy at the Department of Environment,
Construction and Design for the Laboratory of Visual Culture in Lugano-
Canobbio: Researcher at full employment.

Candidates are requested to hold experience in research in the field
of Design.

In the field of research at the Laboratory of Visual Culture:
– Enhance the research activities together with the head of the Design
and Technology field
– Develop a documentation and archive as a base for the lab’s research
– Define, prepare and manage projects in the field of applied research
– Extend on an international level the Laboratories network towards
other universities, research centers and companies
– Disseminate the research results while participating at conferences
and regularly updating the laboratories web sites In the field of the
Master in Interaction Design:
– Teaching activities and collaboration with the lecturers by
preparing the materials and documents for their activities
– Transferring the research results into the didactics

– Candidates holding a PhD are favored
– Knowing the state of the art in design and methodologies of applied
– Capacities and autonomy in the preparation of research proposals in
the field of EU-research projects, Swiss foundations and private
– A practical approach, multidisciplinary interests as well as
interest for technological innovation and its social and cultural
– Basic knowledge of the Italian language and of a second Swiss
national language are desirable

Following skills are positively valuated:
– Web applications as Xhtml, Css, Xml, Php, Sql, Actionscript, Java,
Javascript, Ajax
– Mobile applications such as IPhone SDK, Adobe Flash lite, Phyton,
Brew, Java Me
– Hardware programming such as Arduino, Max/Msp, Pure Data,
Processing, Isadora, Eyesweb

For the position as a researcher are also desirable: an initiative
spirit, flexibility and the willingness to collaborate at all
activities of the department, organizational capacities, confidence,
independence, a precise and dynamic way to work as well as the
knowledge of one or more foreign languages.

The requirements for this position are publicized in the “Direttive
interne SUPSI” (direttiva 7A, art. 2) at following Internet address:

Other information can be requested at the head of research in Design
and Technology: Massimo Botta +41 (0)58 666 63 94, massimo.botta at

The applications can be handed until July 6th (date stamp) together
with curriculum vitae, diplomas, study- and work-certificates,
references and salary expectations at:
SUPSI – Direzione, Le Gerre, CH-6928 Manno
(indicating the job announcement)

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