Lab Manager/ Engineer

  • EPFL
  • Lausanne, VD, Switzerland
  • 28/05/2021
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Job Description

EPFL, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, is one of the most dynamic university campuses in Europe and ranks among the top 20 universities worldwide. The EPFL employs more than 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 more than 16,000 people, including over 12,000 students and 4,000 researchers from more than 120 different countries.

Lab Manager/ Engineer

Your mission :
The Lab Manager/ Engineer will be responsible for maintenance of prototyping and experimental facilities, purchasing and controlling of equipment, and technical development and support of embedded systems. The position can be extended up to 80% for support of software projects, depending on qualifications.Main duties and responsibilities include :
The EPFL Laboratory of Intelligent Systems performs world-leading research and education in aerial robotics, soft robotics and bio-inspired artificial intelligence.

The Lab Manager / Engineer (50%) will be responsible for:

  • Maintenance of prototyping facilities (electronic prototyping, 3D printing, laser cutter, soldering and measuring stations, wet lab, etc.)
  • Maintenance of experimental facilty (Motion Tracking Hall, Windshape wind generator, robotic arm, etc,)
  • Purchasing and monitoring of technical equipment and consumables
  • Support of research projects: technical development of electronic boards and minor software development


Depending on qualifications, additional tasks (up to 30%) include IT software maintenance (Backups, Data Management, computer installation), website and internal database maintenance and update, software development for drones and machine learning projects.

Your profile :
HES Engineer in technical areas (electronic/electrical engineering, micro-engineering, and/or computer science)
Demonstrated experience in electronics and embedded systems (required)
Demonstrated experience in Linux / Ubuntu / Windows (required)
English proficiency, basic French (required)
Basic understanding of 3D printers (desired)
WordPress for website editing (desired)
Programming languages: C++, Python, Matlab (desired)
Machine Learning: TensorFlow, Pytorch (desired)
Excellent organizational skills
Attention to details and precision
Proactive in finding solutions and identifying novel methods
Communication skills for supporting Master-level and PhD students in educational and research projects

We offer :
Excellent working conditions in an international environment
Participation in research projects
Opportunity of continuous training and development

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :
50-80%

Duration :
1 year (renewable)