Empa - the place where innovation starts

Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
The Laboratory for Advanced Analytical Technologies develops innovative methods and offers a position as
Digitalization Specialist for Application in Spectroscopy (80-100%)
Digital transformation is a unique opportunity for chemical analysis in terms of instrumentation networking, data harvesting, data management plan, chemometrical processing and database publishing. Modern techniques of ML/AI are boosting the insights with data management in compliance with the FAIR principles.

Your tasks
You implement the digital strategy of the laboratory with technical execution and scientific conception. The activity implies two main work packages:
(i) implementation of a data management plan (DMP) following the FAIR principles of open science;
(ii) implementation of data analytics and dashboards for real-time visualization and chemometric classification of primary data.

The former is based on the OpenBIS platform; the latter is based on your original contribution in interaction with the laboratory scientists. You will also participate in scientific projects of the laboratory, centered on chemical database generation. Examples are "digital reference materials" (within a EU collaboration) and "materials genomics" (with a Swiss collaboration). You report to the head of laboratory and contribute actively in the evolution of the digital strategy.
Your profile
You have a MSc in data science or equivalent degree, with hands-on experience in digital transformation. You have experience in networks, cloud computing, API interfaces, digitalization of chemical lab workflow, coding and implementation of LIMS/ELN platforms and data warehouse. You are familiar with Linux, LabView and Python. Knowledge of Jupyter, OpenBIS and Zenodo are a plus.

The position is available immediately.
For further information about the position please contact PD Dr. Davide Bleiner davide.bleiner@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch/web/s502 and Empa-Video

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV and diplomas. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, David Heusser, Human Resources, Ueberlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.