Programme officer - Roche doctoral and postdoctoral programmes

Updated: about 1 month ago
Job Type: Permanent

80%-100%, Basel, fixed-term

The Department Biosystems (D-BSSE) of ETH Zürich, Roche’s Pharmaceutical Research and Early Development organisation (pRED) and the Roche Institute for Translational Bioengineering (ITB) have jointly developed two new programmes for doctoral students and postdoctoral scientists. These two highly competitive programmes aim to contribute to the most urgent medical needs and support the next generation of bioengineers in developing solution-driven applications.

Job description

We are looking for a programme officer. In this role, you will establish and coordinate these two new programmes. This includes:

  • Establishing and overall administrating the two programmes
  • Organization of annual meetings for doctoral students, postdocs and faculty members as well as regular meetings on strategic research areas of the programmes
  • Coordination of lecture series including inviting and hosting international speakers
  • Establishing and Maintaining the website and social media presence
  • Ensuring, in collaboration with D-BSSE’s doctorate administration, that all requirements of the ETH Doctoral Ordinance are met
  • Financial management of the programmes

The position is initially for three years with the option to extend.

Your profile

You have a doctorate degree in the fields of biological or biomedical sciences, computer sciences, bioengineering or a related field and some previous experience in running academic and/or industrial programmes. Strong planning, organizational skills and an efficient working style are a must. You have a high proficiency in both English and German (writing and speaking). You have excellent communication skills and are able to work in a group with members from diverse, international, and interdisciplinary backgrounds.

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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.

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

  • letter of interest
  • CV
  • copies of relevant certificates
  • the names and contact information of two referees

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

Reviewing of the applications will continue until the position is filled. The position start is planned for December 2022 - January 2023.

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Andrea Huber Brösamle at D-BSSE (ETH Zürich) [ ], Dr Silke Metz at pRED ( [], or Dr Aline Xavier da Silveira dos Santos at ITB ( ) [] (no applications).

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