Scientific Coordinator/Advisor - EPFL
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.
Scientific Coordinator/Advisor - Imaging@EPFL Initiative
Your mission :
The Imaging@EPFL initiative was launched in January 2019 to strengthen EPFL’s position as a world-leading institution in imaging science.
The initiative aims to promote interdisciplinary expertise and cutting-edge imaging research at EPFL. As an incubator of new research ideas and collaborative projects in imaging, it also provides researchers with the opportunity to meet and interact.
As a scientific coordinator/advisor, you will run the Imaging@EPFL initiative, directly reporting to its steering committee. Main duties and responsibilities include :
- You coordinate the overall imaging strategy in close interaction with the Imaging@EPFL steering committee and the EPFL management team.
- You initiate and monitor projects with various academic partners. You seek funding for various imaging-related initiatives.
- You organize events to promote interdisciplinary collaborations in imaging.
- You handle internal and external communication, web-mastering and social media presence.
Your profile :
- Doctorate degree in a research domain closely related to imaging science. A definite plus is a hands-on expertise in image analysis, which is perceived as one of the important areas of developments.
- Good familiarity with the EPFL management system, the Swiss and international academic environment, and the Swiss research funding and political system.
- Excellent understanding of the strategic issues around imaging research, in particular those related to machine learning and cryo-electron microscopy, in the context of the Dubochet Center.
- Experience with interdisciplinary project management in cooperation with academic partners.
- Synthetic mind and excellent organization skills.
- Ability to work independently, while reporting to the Steering Committee.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
- Fluent English and French (written and spoken).
We offer :
- A stimulating, dynamic and multidisciplinary academic environment.
- Excellent work conditions.
- The opportunity to run campus-wide projects in a world-class university.
Start date :
- To be agreed. Term of employment :