Assistant with Bachelor/Master degree for the Institute of Design
Scadenza: 15 March 2022
The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), opens a position at the Department of constructions, environment and design (DACD) in Mendrisio, for an Assistant at the Institute of Design. Starting date: to be defined.The position requires a full time (100%) commitment.


  • Supporting the coordination of the project “Open Science for the Arts, Design and Music”,_Design_and_Music.
  • Producing researches, guidelines, reports and papers related to open science, open data and online collaborative projects with a focus on the disciplinary fields of art, design and music.
  • Supporting and coaching researchers, teachers and librarians in implementing Open Science.
  • Contributing to the implementation and development of applied research projects of the Institute of Design.


  • Bachelor/Master degree in a discipline related to the department's areas of activity, less than 3 years of professional experience after completion of studies.
  • Ability to research and analyze quantitative and qualitative data, synthesize and reporting results.
  • Proficient knowledge of written and spoken English. The mastery of Italian and second national language is a preferential title.
  • Good communication skills to support and coach researchers, educators and librarians.
  • Good relationship skills, team work and autonomy in managing technical and organizational problems.
  • Knowledge and experience related to copyright legislation, open science, open data management, open access, open software, open online collaborative projects, fair data, open platforms and repositories, Creative Commons licenses or European and Swiss Open Science policies.
  • Interest in the disciplinary fields of arts, design and music.
  • Knowledge of the academic system, as well as previous experience in the field of European and national Swiss funded research or open projects are preferential qualifications.

We offer

  • Fixed-term contract for 3 years.
  • Sharing of activities and collaboration with a team of researchers with extensive experience in research and development projects in the field of open science and the online enhancement of cultural heritage through open data and online collaborative projects.
  • Opportunity to train new skills, both practical and theoretical.
  • Placement in an international, young, dynamic and constantly evolving work context.
  • Stimulating and creative activity in a university environment.

Additional information

The requirements for this position are published as part of SUPSI’s internal regulations (Direttive interne SUPSI) and as part of the SUPSI employee regulations (Regolamento del personale SUPSI) at the "Official documents" page

For further information, please contact:
Jean-Pierre Candeloro

Only applications submitted by March 15th, 2022 using the appropriate online form will be taken into consideration.
Incomplete applications, sent after the deadline or submitted to other addresses will not be considered.