Team Leader, Washing Unit, CPG (W/M)

Updated: 4 months ago

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 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 more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Your mission :

The Center of PhenoGenomics (CPG) of the School of Life Sciences at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is seeking for a full-time Team Leader for its washing unit which is part of the multi-user EPFL animal facilities.

The animal facilities are dedicated to EPFL researchers and potential external collaborators working with rodents and / or aquatic animal models for their research projects.

As the washing unit team leader, your main missions are (i) to manage the flow of equipment entering the facilities according to the sanitary requirements and (ii) to participate in and organize the work of the team. The successful applicant will work under the direct supervision of the head of the animal husbandry activities.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
  • Management of a team of about 9 collaborators: organization and supervision of the daily work;
  • Daily participation in the washing area team work (50-80%);
  • Supervision of the washing team personnel;
  • Supervision of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) application;
  • Supervision of the proper use of the washing machines;
  • Daily interactions with the technical support responsible of the CPG and the other teams of the CPG.

Your profile :
  • Successful experience of people management (5 years minimum);
  • Experience of work in life sciences, health institutions, or in pharmaceutical / food industry;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Strong organizational and logistics skills;
  • Familiar with the use of office software;
  • Diploma equivalent to the Swiss Brevet Fédéral or Diplôme Fédéral;
  • French mandatory;
  • English B1 level mandatory, German would be a plus;
  • Experience of work in an animal facility would be an asset.

We offer :
  • We offer a dynamic and stimulating working environment.
  • EPFL offers internationally competitive salary and benefits along with opportunities for professional training. 
  • EPFL is an equal-opportunity employer. It is committed in increasing the diversity of its employees. It strongly encourages women to apply.

Start date :
Position immediately available

Term of employment :
Unlimited (CDI)

Duration :

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered. Files sent by agencies without a mandate will not be taken into account.

Reference :
Job Nb 2959

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