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Executive Manager (EPFL Space Center)

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland
Duration2 years, renewable / Fixed-term (CDD)
Occupation rate
Job StartOct. 1 st , 2019

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.
The EPFL Space Center (eSpace) is looking for an Executive Manager to manage the Center and its recent research initiative on Sustainable Space Logistics.

Your Tasks

Your team will be a mix of engineers, researchers and students.
Main duties and responsibilities include :
  • Implement the Center’s strategy and define the technology roadmaps related to the research initiative;
  • Build partnerships with industries, EPFL’s and other external laboratories, to extract competencies and find synergies with industrial/space agencies’ needs;
  • Promote within the Center the opportunities for consortium creation, proposal writing and leading of space technology projects;
  • Interface with the Initiative’s Research Council, implement recommendations;
  • Participate in student’s education and coaching;
  • Define the budget, and resources of the Center;
  • Report to the Director and other stakeholders.


  • You are a team leader, you know how to inspire people and build trust
  • You are enthusiastic about space technologies, and space projects
  • You have a research background
  • You like business and partnership developments
  • You have experience in raising funding from various sources to grow the Center, in proposal writing
  • You have experience dealing with industrial customers, ESA and/or laboratories
  • You have experience with product development
  • You have a good knowledge of French, English and/or German.

We offer

  • A dynamic, interdisciplinary and international working environment
  • An internationally visible and rising academic institution in Space Research,
  • Education and Technology Transfer
  • A privileged contact with state of the art technological developments
  • Access to many continuing education courses.

Contact and Address

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


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