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Project Manager/ Senior Researcher for International Industrial Solutions (80 – 100 %)

ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest multi-disciplinary universities in Switzerland, with over 13,000 students and around 3,000 employees.

The School of Management and Law is one of the leading business schools in Switzerland with internationally recognized Bachelor's and Master's degree programs as well as cooperative PhD programs, well-established continuing education programs that are needs based, and innovative research and development projects. As the first business school of a Swiss university of applied sciences, the SML meets the high standards of the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), making it one of the top 800 business schools in the world.

The Center for International Industrial Solutions (CIIS) of the International Management Institute conducts applied research, provides education and fosters know-how transfer for the Machinery and the Cleantech sectors. CIIS assesses market and social shifts, as well as transformations in technology and resources management that affect the industry. The Center support companies in leveraging relevant technologies, in designing new business models and organizational structures to strengthen their international competitiveness.

Complementing our innovative and open-minded team we are seeking a highly motivated as

Project Manager/ Senior Researcher for International Industrial Solutions (80 – 100 %)

Project Manager/ Senior Researcher for International Industrial Solutions (80 – 100 %)

Your areas of responsibility will include:

  • Leading innovative research and consulting (sub-)projects with partners from the Machinery and Cleantech sectors
  • Collaboration in the acquisition and implementation of funded applied research and development projects with partners from the industry and the public sector
  • Lecturing

Ideally you,

  • have a completed MSc in Process and Environmental Engineering or in a closely related field
  • have a few years of active research experience (PhD) in one of the research fields of the CIIS
  • want to use your education/experience in a business setting
  • are dedicated, motivated and have hands-on experience
  • are motivated to conduct research in a future-oriented scientific field
  • are interested in creating sustainable value for our project partners
  • have a convincing personality which combines analytical and conceptual thinking with entrepreneurial behavior
  • would like to lecture

The position will also involve publishing research papers and presenting these at scientific conferences. The position will offer you the opportunity to establish international partnerships with industrial partners, acquire funding for collaborative research, and to devise and transfer research solutions into enterprise contexts.

Do you have a vested interest in the mission of the Center of International Industrial Solutions? Do you want to have an active part in our successful development? Are you enthusiastic about working in a multidisciplinary and economic environment?

We offer a competitive, scientifically stimulating and exciting environment. As well as providing an excellent work environment, we provide intellectual liberty and competitive compensation based on Swiss standards. Additionally, the ZHAW offers its employees a flexible annual working time model and places for children and infants in supervised day care centers. You will find your modern equipped place of work in walking distance to Winterthur’s main station.

If you have any queries concerning the post, please contact: Peter Qvist-Sorensen, Head Center for International Industrial Solutions (peter.qvist-sorensen@zhaw.ch, + 41 (0)58 934 62 93). For further information about our center see: www.zhaw.ch/en/sml/institutes-centres/imi/competence-centers-teams/center-for-international-industrial-solutions/

If you are looking for a challenging position in higher education and would like to be part of a dynamic and practice-oriented team, please upload your complete application package (i.e. cover letter, C.V. and supporting documents) to our online application platform for the attention of Regina Peil, HR Consultant, Winterthur.

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften