RESPONSE Projects

Accepted RESPONSE PhD Projects (Call 1)

Project title

Research field

Host Org.

Secondment partner

Fellow

EpiBreed: Unlocking Epigenetic Variation to Breed Sustainable Crops in a Changing Climate (ESR01), description

Plant Science, transgenerational epigenetics, bioinformatics, statistics

UZH

MWSchmid GmbH, Switzerland

Dusan Denic

Wheat responses in changing climates studied by Asian varieties as underexploited genetic and genomic resources (ESR02)

Plant science, bioinformatics

UZH

International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT, Mexico)

Katharina Jung

Developing a source-to-sink value chain for Swiss industrial carbon dioxide via a holistic approach (ESR03)

Energy science, social sciences or engineering/system sciences

ETH

German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ,  Germany

Bellona Europa, Belgium

Linda Frattini

Energy transition and the transport sector – assessing the impact of European and national policies on future drive technology mixes, energy use, and emission pathways (ESR04)

Energy science, cimate and energy policy, innovation studies

ETH

Swiss Energy Foundation (SES), Switzerland

Bessie Noll

Engineering the Policy-Enabled Transition to Sustainable Multi-Energy Microgrids (ESR05)

Energy systems,  energy economics and policy

ETH

Swiss Federal Office of Energy, Switzerland

position open

Plant reproduction: chromatin-based controls in the reproductive lineage (ESR06)

Plant science, microscopy imaging and image processing, cell biology, plant development

UZH

Bitplane, Switzerland

tbd

The role of biodiversity in sustainable energy transitions for charcoal (ESR07)

Land-use decisions, sustainability, social-ecological research and ecology, energy sciences

UZH

Nitidae, France

WWF, Belgium

Dabwiso Sakala

Towards improving forage productivity under future climates (ESR08)

Plant science, Quantitative genetics, statistics, Applied plant breeding

ETH

Barenbrug, France

Reah Gonzales

Accepted RESPONSE PhD Projects (Call 2)

Project title

Research field

Host Org.

Secondment partner

Fellow

ROSE: Role of Bioenergy in Sustainable Energy Systems (ESR09), description

Energy and food systems modelling

ETH

Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland

position open

Quality-enhanced power semiconductor devices for reliable energy conversion (QEPSREC) (ESR10)

Semiconductor physics, Wide-bandgap electronics.

ETH

mi2-factory GmbH, Germany

position open

Developing climate ready apple production systems in Switzerland (ESR11)

Environmental science, Plant biology, Economics

ETH

Swiss Fruit Association, Switzerland

position open

Exploitation of genomic resources to spike forage breeding programs (ESR12)

Plant genomics, Forage grass genomics, Bioinformatics

ETH

DLF Seeds A/S, Denmark

position open

Towards improved crop resilience – discovering essential factors that control chloroplast development (ESR13)

Plant Science, Cell biology, Organelle development, Fluorescence and electron microscopy, Image processing

UZH

Photon Systems Instruments (PSI), Czech Republic

position open

ChromoBreed: From Chromatin to Plant Breeding (ESR14)

Plant Science, Chromatin Biology, Epigenetics, Transposable elements, Plant breeding

UZH

epibreed AG, Switzerland

position open

Recruitment and Working Conditions

RESPONSE DP offers an interesting position at the interface of science and policy. While working in an international, interdisciplinary and innovative research environment at University of Zurich, ETH Zurich OR University of Basel, the ESR is jointly co-supervised by a non-academic partner organisation.

The ESR is matriculated and has a working contract at University of Zurich, ETH Zurich OR University of Basel. He/she works in Switzerland. The secondment will take place in Switzerland or abroad (see table above).

This program offers a three-year full-time position according to the PhD salary regulations of the University Zurich, ETH Zurich OR University of Basel and according to EU regulations for Marie Skłodowska-Curie Early Stage Researchers. The gross salary will not be lower than CHF 3920.