Senior Bio-Engineer position at the AGORA Translational Cancer Research Center

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 09/10/2020
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Job Description

The Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs 6,000 people supporting the three main missions of the institutions: education, research and innovation. The EPFL campus offers an exceptional working environment at the heart of a community of 16,000 people, including over 10,000 students and 3,500 researchers from 120 different countries.

Senior Bio-Engineer position at the AGORA Translational Cancer Research Center

Your mission :
The Faculty of Life Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) invites applications for a senior engineer position to establish and manage its new Bio-Engineering and Technology (BET) Laboratory at the AGORA Translational Cancer Research Center in Lausanne.

The AGORA brings together cancer biologists, bioengineers, bioinformaticians, imaging experts, cancer therapy investigators and clinician-scientists to study and treat human cancers in a uniquely multi-institutional and cross-disciplinary environment. A central pillar of the AGORA effort is bioengineering and the exciting new frontier of immunoengineering, enabling new approaches and targets for improved personalized medicine, and fostering the translation of promising technologies from the laboratory bench to the patient.

EPFL’s Institute of Bioengineering, in close collaboration with its partners from EPFL’s cancer institute (ISREC), The University of Lausanne (UNIL) and its University Hospital (CHUV), as weel as the Lausanne Branch of Ludwig Cancer Research (LICR), is establishing the AGORA BET Laboratory to provide dedicated laboratory space facilitating the transfer of technologies to the clinics, buoyed by close proximity and access to clinical samples and to collaborations with clinical research faculty and expert immune technologists.

Main duties and responsibilities include :
The successful candidate is expected to :

  • manage the establishment of the BET lab infrastructure ;
  • coordinate operations and work flow in the BET lab;
  • support AGORA and EPFL personnel working in the BET lab;
  • and supervise to-be-hired staff engineer(s).

Your profile :
The successful candidate should have:

  • solid track record in technology transfer and R&D at the interface of engineering and biology;
  • extensive experience in managing interdisciplinary projects;
  • hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, assay development, advanced imaging methods, microfluidics, next-generation sequencing and/or analysis of large data sets will be advantageous;
  • outstanding communications skills in English and French, and prior industry experience will also be highly valued.

We offer :

  • significant resources for the start-up of the BET;
  • internationally competitive salaries and benefits.

For additional information on EPFL please consult: EPFL is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, and strongly encourages women to apply.

Start date :
As soon as possible.

Applications should provide:

  • cover letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • synopsis of key accomplishments, along with names and addresses (including e- mail) of three referees

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Term of employment :
Unlimited (CDI)

Work rate :

Remark :
Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or our partner Jobup’s website will be considered