Data Management and General IT Support Specialist

Updated: 25 days ago
Job Type: Permanent

In der aktuellen Covid-19 Situation laufen die Rekrutierungen weiter. Es kann dabei allerdings zu Verzögerungen kommen. Vielen Dank für Ihr Verständnis.

80%-100%, Zurich, fixed-term

In the “Bedretto Underground Laboratory for Geosciences and Geoenergies” of ETH Zurich ( ), a team of ambitious and fast-moving scientists studies, in close collaboration with national and international partners, techniques and procedures for a safe, efficient, and sustainable use of geothermal heat. This includes extensive and novel in-situ measurement programs on the impact of drilling, fluid injections, and temperature changes in natural rock. To support the scientists of the Rock-Lab team, we are looking for a Data Management and General IT Support Specialist.

Job description

In this position, you will design and implement the real-time transfer of petabytes of measurement data from the lab’s tunnel site in Val Bedretto to ETH Zurich, data quality and completeness monitoring, format conversions, data versioning & archiving. You will keep the records of the instrumentation metadata (response) & configuration, and you support the Bedretto team in questions of workplace computing, data acquisition systems and networking. In these tasks, you will be integrated into the team of scientists and technicians of the BedrettoLab, but you are also backed up and supported by the IT team of the Swiss Seismological Service, which is engaged in similar tasks on a national rather than a lab scale.

Your profile

For this responsible and diverse position we are looking for a motivated, service-oriented IT generalist – e.g. with a professional education in ICT (general profile or system technology), a degree in IT or natural science, or comparable education and experience. You have good knowledge of at least two operating systems (including Linux), at least two programming languages (including python), proven experience in managing measurement data (best including signal processing), and networking. The position requires excellent interpersonal skills, a high degree of personal initiative, responsibility and flexibility as well as a strong willingness to develop on the job.

The position is offered on a one year contract with the possibility of extension up to 5 years. The Bedretto-team offers an attractive working environment, good opportunities for personal and professional development, a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The Location is Zurich, with moderate amount of travelling to Bedretto (TI), the working language is English; German and Italian are a plus.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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