Head of Administration of National Center for Competence in Research
University of Zurich Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution
Switzerland

Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language Evolution

Head of NCCR Administration
100 %


The new National Center for Competence in Research (NCCR) Evolving Language is seeking applications for a 100% position as head of administration. The NCCR is co-hosted by the Universities of Zurich and Geneva, with further research groups in Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Basel, Lausanne, and Martigny. Spanning disciplines such as neuroscience, language science, biology, computer science, psychology, and medicine, the NCCR tackles the origin and future of language.

Your responsibilities

Supporting the NCCR directorate (three directors) in all organizational, budgetary, and HR issues; proactive engagement in ensuring project-defined timelines, workflows, and communication channels; overseeing and coordinating administration (total of 4-5 staff in Zurich and Geneva);

Your profile

Fluent German, English, and French, with excellent communication skills (oral and written) in all three languages; experience in handling complex administration of research projects; ability to navigate through diverse administrative systems and processes at participating universities and research institutions; excellent team work; dedication to the NCCR's joint mission; flexibility and high responsiveness; familiarity with SAP and other administration tools. Advanced computer skills to facilitate processes are an advantage.

What we offer

We offer a competitive salary according to the salary regulations of the Canton of Zurich as well as varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment. Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Place of work

Zurich, with frequent travel to Geneva and Neuchâtel

Start of employment

As soon as possible.

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