Executive Manager of the EPFL Space Center (eSpace)

Your mission :

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 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.

Your profile :

  • 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.

Start date :
Oct. 1st, 2019

Term of employment :
Fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate :

Duration :
2 years, renewable

Contact :
For additional information, please contact Candice Norhadian: [email protected]

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