Communications Officer for Design++

20%-30%, Zurich, fixed-term

Design++ is the Center for Augmented Computational Design in Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) at ETH Zürich. The objectives of this initiative are to develop digitally augmented design tools and computational processes that will enable experts to simultaneously increase construction productivity, improve the quality of the built environment and substantially reduce the ecological impact of AEC sectors. Design++ focuses on extended reality (XR) tools enabled via the new Immersive Design Lab and utilizes relevant AI and machine learning algorithms to explore our research questions. Design++ bridges domain expertise from leading researchers in the fields of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Computer Science.

You will work directly with the executive director of Design++, and you are expected to be in a 20-30% position depending on your experience and availability. This is a time-limited position with an initial 12-month contract and an option to extend starting as soon as possible. We are flexible to negotiate what day you would work and the start date.

Job description

We are looking for you - a communications officer to join the executive office of Design++. In this position, you will support the communications and some event activities which are essential to building the network internally at ETH Zurich and externally with industry and society. You will be responsible for implementing regular electronic communications including the Design++ website, social media platforms, and quarterly newsletters. Additional tasks may include writing, editing and proofreading documents and/or creating visual graphics, images and photographs. 

Your profile

  • You should have experience as a communications specialist, with well-developed abilities to strategically promote projects and information across a full range of communications partners.
  • Skills preferred for this position include strong organizational and project management skills, professional level competence in English and German writing, use of Adobe AEM web content management system, MS Office software, and the ability to work with a wide range of people from different cultural and professional backgrounds.
  • Furthermore, you have a high level of initiative and the ability to work independently and well as a team player. Abilities in web programming, document layout using In-Design or other Adobe software, and scientific communication including architecture, engineering or technology writing are all considered very strong assets.

Your workplace

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We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent 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

We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV

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 Design++ can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the executive director of Design++ Dr Danielle Griego, griego@arch.ethz.ch (no applications).

For recruitment services, the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

Curious? So are we.

We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV

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 Design++ can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to the executive director of Design++ Dr Danielle Griego, griego@arch.ethz.ch (no applications).

For recruitment services, the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.