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.
As part of succession planning we are looking for a
Head of Department Mobility, Energy & Environment
As a designated member of Empa’s management team, you will play a key role in shaping the strategy, future direction and culture of Empa and you will be responsible for a research department dealing with novel materials, technologies and systems for energy, mobility and environment. Thanks to your widely recognized scientific achievements and an extensive background in natural-, environmental-, or material-science related topics, you will together with your team initiate new fields of research and drive interdisciplinary implementations. You have an extensive network and international experience both in a scientific environment and in collaborating with industry, politics and government. This will enable you to expand Empa’s national and international network and to represent the interests of Empa in relevant committees.
As a Head of Department, you will be responsible for managing several research labs with around 250 scientists and engineers in total, mainly located in Dübendorf, but also in St Gallen. You are a team player with strong communication and management skills and you will collaborate and find innovative solutions with our numerous partners in a multicultural, multidisciplinary environment. 

Your position at Empa, offers a versatile and interesting role in a dynamic and internationally oriented research institute with a focus on energy conversion, analytical-, environment- and powertrain-technologies, air pollution, renewable energy, the interaction of technology with society, and acoustics/noise control. 
Empa supports equal opportunities such as the compatibility of work and other life areas and lives a culture of inclusion and respect. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our directorate, and strongly encourage women to apply.
For further information about the position please contact André Schmid, Head of Human Resources andre.schmid@empa.ch and visit our websites www.empa.ch and Empa-Video.

We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, your CV, diplomas, publications, your research interests and vision, and two names of addressees of referees by the end of November 2022. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.

Empa, André Schmid, Human Resources, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.