Junior Administrative Assistant, Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life (COPL)
ETH Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life (COPL) is an innovative new collaboration between seven ETHZ departments to comprehensively address the big questions of life’s origins and ubiquity. It includes a dedicated gathering place to meet up and hold scientific discussions in a casual environment, hot desks, temporary office space, for students and faculty located at nearby campuses as well as for visiting scientists.
The Mission of the Centre is to establish an ambitious and innovative collaboration and teaching between researchers from different disciplines to comprehensively address the fundamental questions about life and advance our understanding of the processes that led to the emergence of life. It is our ambition to bringing together researchers from different disciplines who share a common scientific vision.
We are expanding our small team and look for a highly motivated colleague ideally as per May 1, 2024, or agreement.
In this function your acitivities will be in the fields of administrative support of Assistant Professors and their teams, communication on Social Media and/or organisation of events. You will be in charge of a wide range of tasks such as the following ones:
- Manage outreach activities and content maintenance of the Centre's webpage
- Compiling newsletters and write short articles in community networks through various communication channels
- Assistance in the organisation of events, e.g. scientific symposiums, lunch sessions, coffee breaks, and thereby act as the key contact person for guest services, caterers, campus services and others
- General administrative and office management tasks related to the day-to-day life of research groups
- Support in different academic networking activities of the Centre and/or the research groups
- Liaise with key people and stakeholders in other departments of ETH Zurich and EPFL Lausanne
The position is offered initially for one year with the option of a renewal subject to the successful development of the Centre.
The successful candidate is expected to possess excellent oral and written communication in German and English, strong interpersonal skills to communicate with people on all levels of the organisation, as well as with the public. Highly skilled and experienced in applying Social Media tools and using different communication channels.
The ideal person is holding a commercial diploma, Matura or Handelsmittelschuldiploma and has gained preferably first working experience in a lively business environment. Open minded teamplayer with an interest in natural sciences, especially those connected to the origins of life research.
ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with very good working conditions. You can look forward to an exciting working environment, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits.Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich
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We look forward to receiving your online application by 29 February 2024 with the following documents:
- Motivation letter
- Work certificates
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.
Further information about the Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life can be found on our website Research – Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life | ETH Zurich. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Mrs Corinna Marchand, Tel. +41 44 632 42 21, Write an email (no applications).
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