Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 13’000 students and around 3’000 faculty and staff.

As one of the leading Engineering Faculties in Switzerland, the ZHAW School of Engineering SoE emphasises topics which will be relevant in the future. Our 13 institutes and centres guarantee superior-quality education, research and development with an emphasis on the areas of energy, mobility, information and health.

At the Institute of Mechanical Systems (IMES) we deal with questions from the mechanical engineering environment. We focus on the three core competencies Biomechanical Engineering, Lightweight Engineering and Mechanics.

The focus group Biomechanical Engineering deals with the function and pathologies of the musculoskeletal system, to use these findings for the research and development of medical devices. Specifically, the focus group targets on the biomechanical development, simulation and testing of orthopedic implants & prostheses. In the future, the focus may extend to new implant technologies, such as the integration of additive manufacturing processes for individualized or conceptual design of smart medical devices.

In order to further expand our activities in this area, as of June 1, 2020 or later we are looking for a
Lecturer Biomechanical Engineering (60 - 100 %)
Your duties and responsibilities include:

  • Acquisition, planning and management of applied research and development projects in the field of Biomechanical Engineering
  • Supervision of project, bachelor and master theses as well as taking on courses in Biomechanical Engineering and Engineering Mechanics (courses mostly in German, partially in English language)
  • Expansion of the research field biomechanical analysis, in particular the numerical analysis of novel implant technologies
  • Development and implementation of digital diagnostic tools for integration into innovative, smart medical devices
You have a university degree with a doctorate in Biomechanics or Medical Technology. Proven competence and experience of quality and process-oriented development as well as simulation of medical devices and/or diagnostic tools are prerequisites. In the future IMES would like to position itself more strongly towards EU research. Existing experience with EU research funding programs is beneficial.

You would like to demonstrate your entrepreneurial skills in the acquisition of third-party funded projects by showing a high degree of motivation and taking over personal responsibility. You enjoy working with students and being responsible for scientific staff. Eventually, you can prove a decent proficiency level for teaching in German.

The ZHAW offers its employees a flexible annual working time model as well as nurseries.
Do you have any further questions about this position?
For technical information please contact Dr. Robert Eberlein (Head of IMES) at Tel. 058 934 4728 or ebei@zhaw.ch.

Are you interested?
In this case we look forward to receiving your complete application documents exclusively via online platform to Mrs. Eliane Leemann, HR Consultant, at the Winterthur location.

The School of Engineering aims to increase the proportion of women in teaching positions. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome.

Further information can be found at www.zhaw.ch and www.zhaw.ch/imes.
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