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rat[LAB] Studio / rat[LAB]EDUCATION Recruitment 2021

New times call for reinventing the way we work and operate. With the ongoing pandemic and disruptions caused, we are hopeful of a new future and are taking appropriate measures to adapt to new ways of working and welcome a new set of individuals who can be change-makers and inventors in these testing times. We have changed our 3-stage hiring process (which we have been following successfully for many years), and temporarily shifting to new methods of e-interviews and remote-working roles to seek the best fit for our organization.

2020 changed the way this world functions and operates which would reflect strongly in 2021 & times to follow. As a studio, we are working hard to be innovative & inventive and change the way our team functions and sets to evolve. We are excited to introduce and launch new vacancies & specialized internships to enter a whole new world of learning & experimentation. We have planned severed specialised roles to develop an expertise as well as looking at a holistic professional (& academic) growth of team members, thereby providing opportunities to students from different parts of the world to work & collaborate with us!

Do you wish to be a Super-Intern at rat[LAB]? Let us develop your super-powers, apart from learning the conventions of the profession!

Please read detailed roles carefully before applying. Send the applications in mentioned format. The defined expertise / speciality needs to be demonstrated in professional or academic works and to be expressed as interests. The candidates would work directly with the Principal Architect to develop the expertise as a part of the training process but needs to clearly demonstrate their interests & rigour in the application process. Apply in maximum of 3 categories which you believe you best fit into, with appropriate cover letters & portfolio showcasing your expertise.  Applications not adhering to defined guidelines would not be reviewed due to the filtering systems followed.

*Interns seeking a conventional training to work on Working Drawings & Presentations merely, need not apply. These are super-internships to develop your skill-set at an early stage of your career based on your interests and inculcate an entrepreneurial spirit for shaping a smart future. You need to demonstrate your interests in the cover letter of your application.

Specialized Graduate Jobs & Internships (for a holistic approach to the NEW AGE ARCHITECTURE)

Category A – Studio Working – New Delhi

Category B – Remote Working – Work-from-home

A1, B1 – focus on COMPUTATIONAL / PARAMETRIC DESIGN

A2, B2 – focus on WRITING, BOOK EDITING, SOCIAL MEDIA, NEWSLETTERS, BLOGGING, PRESS COMMUNICATIONS & CONTENT CREATION

A3, B3 – focus on EDUCATION, PEDAGOGY & INNOVATIVE ACADEMIA

A4, B4 – focus on VIDEO PRODUCTION, PODCASTING & VLOGGING

A5, B5 – focus on BRAND CURATION & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

A6, B6 – focus on TEACHING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN (Part-time tutors)

B7 – Workshop Collaborations for rat[LAB]EDUCATION

Although these are specialized roles with a strong focus, the applicants would be expected to work on other on-going projects as per requirements and need to be adept with standards of a design practice including a fair knowledge of conventional software & workflows.

Category B – Remote Working – Work-from-home

B1- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: ANYWHERE – REMOTE WORKING – Full-time)

Expertise: Computational / Parametric Design

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of rat[LAB] on a remote working (work-from-home) basis, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks such as concept design, working drawings, presentation drawings, content creation, vendor management, etc. The candidate must be ready to work dedicatedly as a full-time intern on a remote-working basis and would be expected to work with limited supervision.

Key roles & responsibilities: Working on Computational / Parametric aspect of multi-scalar projects such as Façade, Roof Structures, Complex geometries; should be able to articulate ideas and create parametric models in Grasshopper3D. Must have a strong knowledge of Grasshopper3D, Rhino3D and any other computational tools.

B2- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: ANYWHERE – REMOTE WORKING – Full-time)

Expertise: Writing, Book Editing, Social Media, Newsletters, Blogging, Press Communications & Content Creation

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of rat[LAB] on a remote working (work-from-home) basis, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on Architectural Journalism, Writing, Editing, Content Creation & Social Media & PR Handling. The applicant must be a resident of Delhi or willing to relocate to Delhi (relocation costs are not provided and this is a stipend-based role; hence preference would be given to residents of Delhi NCR). The candidate is required to possess writing skill-set with a proven record (academically or professionally) and should be able to research and write in the area of education, design, technology, computational design, parametric design through blogs, articles, interviews and other copywriting works. An exciting role for someone interesting to learn in this domain.

Key roles & responsibilities: Working on aforementioned tasks and having a strong writing skill. Must demonstrate previous knowledge or interest in writing, architectural journalism, or social media expertise. The candidate would further learn about finetuning these skills if they wish to pursue this in future.

B3- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: ANYWHERE – REMOTE WORKING – Full-time)

Expertise: Education, Pedagogy & Innovative Academia

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of rat[LAB] on a remote working (work-from-home) basis, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on design education, pedagogy explorations and working on innovative academic programmes by rat[LAB]EDUCATION. The applicant must be a resident of Delhi or willing to relocate to Delhi (relocation costs are not provided and this is a stipend-based role; hence preference would be given to residents of Delhi NCR). The organization has a strong expertise in creating innovative education models and is currently involved in multiple academic collaborations in India and globally. The role is for an individual who has been involved in academia and/or has a proven record for academic innovation. The role would require the candidate to work on new programmes, curriculum, documentation, profiling, communications, marketing strategies as per development requirements. Experience in Computational Design or Design Technology would be an add-on. This is an exciting and novel opportunity looking at the current shift of educational methods and the number of global collaborations of the studio.

Key roles & responsibilities: Assisting on educational programmes by rat[LAB]EDUCATION including curation of Online & Studio Workshops, developing academic programmes in partnership with institutions, and handling student communities with database management.

B4- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: ANYWHERE – REMOTE WORKING – Full-time)

Expertise: Video Production, Podcasting & Vlogging

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of rat[LAB] on a remote working (work-from-home) basis, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on video creation & editing, curation of project videos, interviews, tutorials, video shoots & design of visual media as per requirements. A strong knowledge of Adobe Premiere & other video editing tools is required.

Key roles & responsibilities: The role would also include holding podcast interviews with global experts in the profession as a part of the vlogging & podcasting channels. Good speaking & communication skills with a decent camera presence would be ideal. While an expertise would be developed in this area, some skills are prerequisite and expected in the candidate.

B5- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: ANYWHERE – REMOTE WORKING – Full-time)

Expertise: Brand Curation & Business Development

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of rat[LAB] on a remote working (work-from-home) basis, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on business development & brand curation. This is typically ideal for individuals wanting to learn the art of running their own practice in near future and entrepreneurial skills.

Key roles & responsibilities: Assisting on brand curation, business development of rat[LAB], engaging in business strategies, client procurement & engagement, among other related responsibilities.

B6- Tutor / Teaching Assistant

(Location: ANYWHERE – REMOTE WORKING – Full-time)

Expertise: TEACHING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN (Part-Time Tutors)

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of rat[LAB] on a remote working (work-from-home) basis, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on facilitating in teaching (offline & online) in subject of Design Technology – Computational Design, parametric design, complex modelling, or any other niche skill-set. Previous teaching experience (workshops, lectures) will be an add-on.

 

Key roles & responsibilities: Teaching (Lead & Assistant) in various workshops conducted by rat[LAB]EDU & its programmes such as Smart LABS as a part-time position. Creating academic content (lectures, presentations, scripts) would be a part of this job.

B7- Workshop Collaborations (Advanced)

rat[LAB]EDUCATION is inviting industry experts, fellow educators, workshop curators to share proposals for collaborative workshops in any of the advanced aspects of Computational Design. Some of the areas of explorations can be Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented & Virtual Reality, Sustainability / Environmental Design, Complex Modelling & Optimization. A mutually beneficial model would be integrated for all collaborations to ensure a long-term association. Please submit an outline of the proposal with basic details for consideration of 1,2 or 3-day workshops (offline or online) or a longer duration programme.

Category A – Studio Working – New Delhi

A1- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: NEW DELHI – INDIA)

Expertise: Computational / Parametric Design

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of studio in Delhi office, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks such as concept design, working drawings, presentation drawings, content creation, vendor management, etc. The applicant must be a resident of Delhi or willing to relocate to Delhi (relocation costs are not provided and this is a stipend-based role; hence preference would be given to residents of Delhi NCR).

Key roles & responsibilities: Working on Computational / Parametric aspect of multi-scalar projects such as Façade, Roof Structures, Complex geometries; should be able to articulate ideas and create parametric models in Grasshopper3D. Must have a strong knowledge of Grasshopper3D, Rhino3D and any other computational tools.

A2- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: NEW DELHI – INDIA)

Expertise: Writing, Book Editing, Social Media, Newsletters, Blogging, Press Communications & Content Creation

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of studio in Delhi office, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on Architectural Journalism, Writing, Editing, Content Creation & Social Media Handling. The applicant must be a resident of Delhi or willing to relocate to Delhi (relocation costs are not provided and this is a stipend-based role; hence preference would be given to residents of Delhi NCR). The candidate is required to possess writing skill-set with a proven record (academically or professionally) and should be able to research and write in the area of education, design, technology, computational design, parametric design through blogs, articles, interviews and other copywriting works. An exciting role for someone interesting to learn in this domain.

Key roles & responsibilities: Working on aforementioned tasks and having a strong writing skill. Must demonstrate previous knowledge or interest in writing, architectural journalism, or social media expertise. The candidate would further learn about finetuning these skills if they wish to pursue this in future.

A3- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: NEW DELHI – INDIA)

Expertise: Education, Pedagogy & Innovative Academia

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of studio in Delhi office, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on design education, pedagogy explorations and working on innovative academic programmes by rat[LAB]EDUCATION. The applicant must be a resident of Delhi or willing to relocate to Delhi (relocation costs are not provided and this is a stipend-based role; hence preference would be given to residents of Delhi NCR). The organization has a strong expertise in creating innovative education models and is currently involved in multiple academic collaborations in India and globally. The role is for an individual who has been involved in academia and/or has a proven record for academic innovation. The role would require the candidate to work on new programmes, curriculum, documentation, profiling, communications, marketing strategies as per development requirements. Experience in Computational Design or Design Technology would be an add-on. This is an exciting and novel opportunity looking at the current shift of educational methods and the number of global collaborations of the studio.

Key roles & responsibilities: Assisting on educational programmes by rat[LAB]EDUCATION including curation of Online & Studio Workshops, developing academic programmes in partnership with institutions, and handling student communities with database management.

A4- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: NEW DELHI – INDIA)

Expertise: Video Production, Podcasting & Vlogging

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of studio in Delhi office, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on video creation & editing, curation of project videos, interviews, tutorials, video shoots & design of visual media as per requirements. A strong knowledge of Adobe Premiere & other video editing tools is required.

Key roles & responsibilities: The role would also include holding podcast interviews with global experts in the profession as a part of the vlogging & podcasting channels. Good speaking & communication skills with a decent camera presence would be ideal. While an expertise would be developed in this area, some skills are prerequisite and expected in the candidate.

A5- Architectural Designer or Super-Intern

(Location: NEW DELHI – INDIA)

Expertise: Brand Curation & Business Development

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of studio in Delhi office, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on business development & brand curation. This is typically ideal for individuals wanting to learn the art of running their own practice in near future and entrepreneurial skills.

Key roles & responsibilities: Assisting on brand curation, business development of rat[LAB], engaging in business strategies, client procurement & engagement, among other related responsibilities.

A6- Tutor / Teaching Assistant

(Location: NEW DELHI – INDIA)

Expertise: TEACHING COMPUTATIONAL DESIGN (Part-Time Tutors)

This position is for graduates & design interns who wish to be a part of studio in Delhi office, and are committed to be a part of the studio with a self-driven approach to undertake multiple tasks with a strong focus on facilitating in teaching (offline & online) in subject of Design Technology – Computational Design, parametric design, complex modelling, or any other niche skill-set. Previous teaching experience (workshops, lectures) will be an add-on.

Key roles & responsibilities: Teaching (Lead & Assistant) in various workshops conducted by rat[LAB]EDU & its programmes such as Smart LABS as a part-time position. Creating academic content (lectures, presentations, scripts) would be a part of this job.

Contact

We would love to hear from you for feedbacks, critiques, business enquiries, etc. and will try to respond to all your emails and queries at our earliest.

Kindly send us an email at  info@rat-lab.org 

rat[LAB] - Research in Architecture & Technology

A-94B (3rd Floor), Lajpat Nagar - II,

New Delhi - 110024

INDIA

Ph: +91-11-41050425

E-mail: info@rat-lab.org

IMPORTANT: Application Guidelines

  • Please use subject line: Vacancy 2021 – Position Code (For example, Vacancy 2021 – A3, if you are in Delhi NCR with a focus on Innovative Academia). We will run an inbox filter to review applications and applications without this subject line, or with Fwd:…. would not be reviewed.

  • Do not combine multiple positions in a single application.

  • Please write a ‘genuine’ cover letter explaining why you fit for the applied role.

  • DO NOT SEND ZIP FILES or LINKS TO PORTFOLIO. Kindly attach PDF upto 10 MB including your CV & Portfolio.

  • You may apply for multiple roles and may be chosen as per best-fit criteria.

  • Please do not forward an existing cover letter, or cc / bcc as those e-mails would be deleted without reviewing.

  • Applications to be sent individually for each category & sent to info@rat-lab.org 

  • Follow up calls are not advisable. You may send a follow up e-mail in not less than 7 working days.

  • Starting date would be the earliest suitable date.

 

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