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Scientific Coordinator and Project Manager

The team of the newly founded Multi-Investigator Project “Burden-Reduced Cleft lip and palate Care and Healing” is looking for a Scientific Coordinator and Administrative Project Manager. The project led by Dr. Andreas Mueller (USB, UniBS) and Dr. Barbara Solenthaler (ETHZ) will be implemented at the University of Basel, University Hospital Basel, ETH Zurich and in collaboration with partners abroad. The project team is seeking a dynamic, motivated and highly interactive Scientific Coordinator who is also willing to coordinate the administrative organization of the project. Your commitment will make a substantial contribution towards the mission of the project and its aim to create novel surgical solutions for the health of children and adolescents worldwide. The Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) funds the project for five years. The BRCCH has been jointly started by the University of Basel and ETH Zurich in 2019. The BRCCH is dedicated to support medical research for children and adolescents and the implementation of novel solutions particular in low and middle-income countries.

Your position

  • Coordination of the main project partners in Switzerland (Moderating meetings, tak-ing minutes, continuous updating of the overall project plan)
  • Support of the project leaders in all management and organisational tasks arising in the project
  • Coordination of the links to the collaborative project partners abroad (Poland, India)
  • First point-of-contact for the BRCCH team (reporting, project communication)
  • First point-of-contact for administrative counterparts (accounting, HR), e.g. hiring processes
  • Public relations and communications tasks
  • Assistance in the organization of events (workshops etc) and the extension of the project team’s network.

Your profile

You hold a doctoral degree in medicine or natural sciences (ideally related to bio-medical engineering or informatics) and have well-established experience in project management in academic research organizations or in R&D departments of private or public institutions. Besides having excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, you are motivated to relief the project leaders from administrative tasks and to contribute actively to the project management (e.g. in reporting). You enjoy working independently and in small and efficient teams and are effective in taking up new challenges. Excellent writing and communication skills are expected in English and German. A sound knowledge of standard IT tools is essential.

We offer you

The opportunity to join the core team of an innovative project in its start-up phase with close links to the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health and different univer-sities. We offer flexible working hours and home office upon consultation. The workplace is located in Basel (Zurich as an alternative upon consultation). The position is initially limited for 3 years. Salary and benefits according to Universi-ty of Basel standards. Starting date is by arrangement.

Application / Contact

We are looking forward to receiving your application by February 10, 2020. Please note that only online-applications will be accepted, do not send e-mails with your documents. For further information, please contact PD Dr. Andreas Müller ([email protected])



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