Researcher Position in Biomedical Engineering / Development Engineering

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Feb 2022

Researcher Position in Biomedical Engineering / Development Engineering

The Engineering Design and Computing Laboratory has a fully funded research position to work on the development of a novel low-cost ventilator for Low- and Middle-Income Countries.

Job description

It includes conceptual work, mechanical design, and developing strategies for the implementation of the ventilator in low-resource settings (LRS).

Concretely, the tasks include:

  • product development of a biomedical device in the context of LRS
  • prototyping and manufacturing of the device
  • research on the implementation and scale up of medical devices in LRS
  • project management

The research position is fully funded with a competitive salary. You will be part of a highly motivated, international team at one of the best universities in Europe. Besides working in our growing, ambitious team you will also have the chance to collaborate with students, other labs, and partners from industry and academia. Your ideas will help to actively shape the project’s profile in biomedical and development engineering and strengthen our position within the international community.

Since we are an international team, English is our main working language. We especially encourage women to apply.

The starting date is as soon as possible in 2022.

Your profile

Are you creative, curious and can work across disciplines? Are you interested in biomedical engineering and development engineering? Do you have experience in developing technical products to solve challenging problems in low-resource settings? Do you have a hands-on approach? We are looking for excellent applicants with a Master or PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Development Engineering, who are motivated to work on a highly interdisciplinary project with global reach.

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.


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

  • CV
  • University transcripts for both the Bachelor and Master degree
  • Certificate of doctoral degree (if applicable)
  • Two references that can be contacted for reference letters

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 Engineering Design and Computing Laboratory can be found on our website: . Questions regarding the position should be directed by email to (no applications).

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.

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