Empa - the place where innovation starts

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
For the activities of the Transport at Nanoscale Interfaces lab in the areas of reliability engineering of electronic components and systems as well as electronics development and automation with internal and external R&D partners, we are looking for a
Technical-Scientific Manager
Your tasks:
  • Technical and personnel management of the group, as well as strategic management and realignment of the group
  • Carrying out failure analyses in electronics for industrial customers, including writing the corresponding investigation reports
  • Acquisition of projects from industry and research funding institutions in Switzerland and EU
  • Leading research and service projects in collaboration with partners from industry and academia
  • Presentations at scientific conferences and writing scientific publications
  • Supervising students and interns
Your profile:
  • Master or PhD degree in engineering, physics or related fields with in-depth knowledge of electrical engineering, materials science, physics of failure and physical analytics
  • Proven industrial experience in electronics, quality, reliability or failure analysis; experience in an academic environment is desired
  • Experience in acquisition and leading projects
  • Leadership experience and interest in administrative and conceptual work
  • Interest in working in interdisciplinary project teams with research and industry partners
  • Personality with strong organizational and negotiation skills and analytical abilities
  • German and English spoken and written

We offer:
  • An interesting and responsible position in the field of applied research
  • Opportunity to develop in a field that is highly regarded in society and economy
  • International contacts with partners, customers and suppliers
  • Attractive, performance-oriented employment conditions of the ETH Domain
  • The hiring is foreseen as a tenure-track position with a permanent employment in case of successful evaluation. The tenure-track process can be lifted depending on the seniority level.
For further information about the position please contact Michael Stiefel michael.stiefel@empa.ch or Prof. Dr. Michel Calame michel.calame@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s405 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV and diplomas. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.