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Group Manager at Crowther Lab, Global Ecosystem Ecology

100%, Zurich, fixed-term

We are seeking a Group Manager for the Crowther Lab at ETH Zürich, to provide support in the execution of its operations, teaching, events, reporting, and stakeholder management, as well as offering guidance and counsel to members of the group. The Crowther Lab is a unique research group comprised of an interdisciplinary team of scientists aiming to improve our collective understanding of the ecological processes that regulate the Earth’s climate. In addition, the group has an operational branch (with specialists in outreach and communications), focused on improving societies efforts to protect biodiversity through the application of the group’s cutting-edge research.

Job description

This person will be responsible for the smooth running of specific projects undertaken by the Crowther Lab. Specifically, the Group Manager will have responsibility for managing and supporting day-to-day activities related to:

  • The group’s organization – working with internal administrative and legal teams to ensure smooth operations and effective, timely reporting.
  • Teaching courses – coordination, developing and managing courses in Ecology and Conservation biology
  • People management and counselling – facilitating an inclusive and accommodating working environment and enable positive scientific collaboration.
  • Stakeholder management – calendar management for Prof. Crowther, including the initial review of partnership and collaboration requests, supporting the initial engagement with potential partners (bringing in relevant experts where necessary).
  • Events planning and coordination – to facilitate and liaise with the group’s widening network of partners, funders, and scientists, in a manner that reflects positively on the organization.

Your profile

We look for a highly-motivated candidate with a passion for climate change, biodiversity and our Group’s overall mission. The individual should demonstrate an ability to work at an educational institute with environmental scientists, helping members feel comfortable and confident in their academic and research goals. In addition, the candidate should have experience with teaching (8 - 10 years), both presenting as well as course development and management.  Excellent project management skills, a proactive nature, the ability to write reports, produce documentation with good presentation, learn quickly, network and be resourceful in how we achieve our goals in this constantly changing environment will be important. Successful candidates will have a Masters in Psychology, Counselling, Human Ecology, or Health and Wellness, as well a some background (4 - 5 years) with the field of ecology. The candidate should have experience working across multiple disciplines and cultures, to facilitate the international scope of our projects and support the diversity within our group. Experience with teaching and involvement with (co-authored) publications is necessary for the facilitation aspects of this role. Excellent oral and written skills in English is required. Swiss/German language skills are beneficial, but not essential.

ETH Zurich

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.
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We look forward to receiving your online application including a 1-page statement of interest and a CV (including a list of authored publications), by or before 10 January 2022.
Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For further information about the application or group please visit our website.

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.

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