Research Assistant - Project ETH Talent

WorkplaceZurich, Zurich region, Switzerland


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Research Assistant - Project ETH Talent

The Strategic Projects Group is a unit of the Rector's Staff, which assists the Rector in implementing strategic projects in the area of teaching.

ETH Talent is a project initiated by Prof Dr Sarah M. Springman, Rector of ETH Zurich, with the purpose of ensuring the best employment and career opportunities to ETH graduates as well as the fostering of their personal growth and engagement in society.

The project focuses on promoting and integrating social and personal skills together with technical skills in the ETH curricular and extra-curricular offering.

We are currently searching for a talented and motivated Research Assistant to complement our young team as of July 2020! Sounds interesting?

Job description

Data gathering, data analysis and desk research to support the ETH Talent project leadership. In particular, you will:

  • Assist in the implementation of quantitative studies (e.g. administration of surveys)
  • Assist in the implementation of qualitative studies (e.g. interviews)
  • Assist in the preparation of workshops materials
  • Assist in the analysis of both qualitative and quantitative data
  • Support the project leader with online and desk research (e.g. literature review)

Your profile

You offer a BSc degree from a recognised university (or are attending the last year of your BSc degree programme) with at least documented experience in a Research Assistant role. Specifically,

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Prior experience with implementing or supporting the implementation of qualitative and quantitative studies (e.g. interviews, surveys)
  • Prior experience with using software tools for analysing qualitative (e.g. Nvivo) and quantitative data (e.g. R, Python)
  • Fluent in English and German in both writing and speaking
  • Flexible and able to adapt to different priorities and work efficiently towards deadlines
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills, which include Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Strong knowledge of platforms for remote meetings (e.g., Zoom, Microsoft Teams)
  • Experience with platforms for team coordination (e.g. Smart Sheets, G Suite) is a plus
  • Being a team worker

What we offer

  • An international and young team
  • Fast-paced, dynamic and innovative working environment
  • Opportunity to positively impact the future of education

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.


Ready for a new adventure? Don’t keep us in suspense!

Start: 07/2020

Duration: temporary and negotiable

We look forward to receiving your online application by the latest June 5, 2020 .

Application documents:

  • Motivation letter in English

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via agencies, email or postal services will not be considered.

You can find further information about the Strategic Projects Group on ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> .

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr Barbara La Cara, ETH Talent Project Manager, barbara.lacara (no application documents).


In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 47992.

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