The Swiss Centre for Applied Ecotoxicology (Ecotox Centre), located at Eawag in Dübendorf and EPF Lausanne, is committed to providing the expertise and scientific tools to measure, assess and minimize the environmental risks of chemicals. The main goals of the Ecotox Centre are to provide expertise and services to public agencies, industry and academia, to offer further education to professionals in the field of ecotoxicology, to serve as a platform for the coordination of interdisciplinary projects and knowledge transfer, and to conduct applied research in aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology.
Shape the future between applied research and practice.
As Director of the Swiss Centre of Applied Ecotoxicology, you use your profound leadership experience, support your team and project, foster your networks and strengthen the bridge between research and practice.Your tasks
As Director of the Swiss Centre of Applied Ecotoxicology, you are responsible for the personal, strategic and operative leadership and management of the Ecotox Centre and thereby entrench the Centre at Eawag and EPFL to an acknowledged centre of competencies. You foster contacts to the Swiss practice, to authorities, universities and universities of applied science and keep a scientific contact to partner institutions and ecotoxicology centres in Switzerland and abroad. In this position, you represent the Centre at public events as well as at committees and due to marketing and acquisition you ensure assignments and projects. You organise practice-oriented events for further education and are responsible for the planning and performance of projects in the field of applied research, advanced training and consulting. Furthermore, you support the development and realisation of innovative products and services. Your skills
What we offer
- University degree including a PhD in the field of Biology, Chemistry or Ecotoxicology
- Several years of experience in leadership and management of projects and working groups
- (Practical) Experience in risk assessment of chemicals
- Profound knowledge of processes and procedures within similar organisations like Eawag
- Good knowledge of the political and institutional structures of Switzerland
- Stylistically confident communication skills and self-assured appearance
- Excellent German as well as very good English and French language skills are required
- Empathetic personality who inspires with engagement as well as a positive and result-oriented attitude
We offer you the opportunity to work in a challenging, responsible position for an innovative organisation with an esteeming and performance-oriented work environment. In this position, you can fully apply your scientific and structured knowhow, skills and ideas in order to make a significant personal contribution to the development and future of the Ecotox Centre. The evaluation of the applications will start as of Monday, 17 December 2018.
We look forward to hearing from you
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The Ecotox Centre Eawag-EPFL is the centre for applied ecotoxicology in Switzerland. Its goals are to detect and assess the environmental effects of chemicals and to develop strategies for minimizing their risk. With its focus on knowledge management/knowledge and technology transfer the Centre represents an important bridge between research and practice. The Ecotox Centre Eawag-EPFL is headquartered at Eawag in Dübendorf. The Ecotox Centre offers a unique research and working environment and is committed to promoting equal opportunities for women and men and to support the compatibility of family and work. Applications from women are especially welcome.