Laboratory Technician/Manager for Soft and Biohybrid Robotics Research

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 13 Feb 2024

16 Nov 2023
Job Information
Organisation/Company

ETH Zürich
Research Field

Engineering » Mechanical engineering
Engineering » Other
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Switzerland
Application Deadline

13 Feb 2024 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

41
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

Laboratory Technician/Manager for Soft and Biohybrid Robotics Research


The Soft Robotics Lab seeks a highly motivated laboratory technician (50-70%) to support the group’s research in tissue engineering and robotics. The technician will work in the role of lab manager, with the main responsibility of guaranteeing the presence of a functional, active workflow for the researchers. This role requires the Lab Technician to manage our different laboratories (bio lab, chemical lab, fabrication, clean room) and ensure the operation of instruments. The technician will contribute to high-quality research within well-funded projects in an international team of highly motivated researchers. Upon agreement and funding availability, this role could become a full 100% position in the future.


Project background

The Soft Robotics Lab, led by Prof. Robert Katzschmann, aims to research soft materials and technologies to realize robots. Our interdisciplinary research group combines the fabrication of synthetic materials, computational sciences, mechanical and electrical engineering, and biology with a focus on tissue engineering. The Soft Robotics Lab is located in the CLA Building of the Department of Mechanical and Processes Engineering within the ETH Zentrum campus in Zurich.


Job description

The main responsibilities include:

  • Ordering and cataloging of consumables/reagents
  • Maintenance and repair of instruments (3D printers, incubators, autoclave, bio hoods, etc.)
  • General support for the group’s ongoing research 
  • Support the lab digital infrastructure (website, social media, data servers, file storage systems)

Your profile
  • Interested in contributing to innovation in robotics
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Outstanding ability to document processes and keep them up-to-date
  • Familiar with inventorying and data storage systems 
  • Willing to undertake education for lab safety
  • Available to follow lab emergencies when necessary
  • Problem-solving and hands-on abilities
  • A team player with excellent communication skills
  • Previous experience with either cell culture and/or robotic systems (working in a clean room would be a plus but is not required)

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity, and attractive offers and benefits. In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity, and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to learn how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.


Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich


We value diversity
In line with our values , ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.
Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter
  • Three reference contacts, including their direct phone numbers

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the SRL can be found on our website . Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Miriam Filippi, [email protected] (no applications).


About ETH Zürich
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.
Requirements
Research Field
Engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Research Field
Engineering
Years of Research Experience
4 - 10

Additional Information
Website for additional job details

https://academicpositions.com

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
ETH Zürich
Country
Switzerland
City
Zurich
Postal Code
8006
Street
Rämistrasse 101

Where to apply
Website

https://academicpositions.com/ad/eth-zurich/2023/laboratory-technicianmanager-f…

Contact
City

Zurich
Website

https://ethz.ch/en.html
Postal Code

8006

STATUS: EXPIRED

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