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Senior Program Manager for Health Research (50 %)

ZHAW Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften
School of Life Sciences and Facility Management
WorkplaceWädenswil, Zurich region, Switzerland
Occupation rate50%

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s main multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences with over 13,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff.

The School of Life Sciences and Facility Management is located on an attractive campus on the left shore of the Lake of Zurich in Wädenswil.

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic

Senior Program Manager for Health Research (50 %)

to shape an initiative at ZHAW that aims at increasing visibility and outreach of health-related research.


This challenging position includes the following scope of activities:
  • Lead communication of research projects addressing industry and the general public
  • Set up a network for health-related research with other relevant players and organize events
  • Collaborate with scientists and Marketing and Communications within ZHAW
  • Coordinate and manage a project incubator
  • Support the scientific committee in managerial tasks


The successful candidate will have a passion for research and experience in promoting science. A scientific education and a background in a health-related field are required. The candidate demonstrates strong communication skills in English and German language and in the use of up to date channels for dissemination. Experience in managerial activities in a scientific initiative is highly appreciated. The ability to manage office related activities and project management in a lean way is vital. The position will involve travelling within Switzerland to a minor extent. The contract will be limited but may be extended to a permanent position thereafter.


For more information please contact Prof Dr Sven Hirsch, +41 (0)58 934 54 44 or sven.hirschzhaw.ch.

To apply for this position, please use the online platform to send us your portfolio for the attention of Kathrin Tangemann, HR Consultant. Please note that we cannot consider applications sent by e-mail.
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