Scientific software engineer / IT manager position for mass spectrometric analysis (80 - 100%)

August 12, 2024
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Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, is an internationally networked aquatic research institute within the ETH Domain (Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology). Eawag conducts research, education and expert consulting to achieve the dual goals of meeting direct human needs for water and maintaining the function and integrity of aquatic ecosystems.

The Department of Environmental Chemistry (Uchem) and the Eawag Mass Spectrometry Facility are offering a permanent

Scientific software engineer / IT manager position for mass spectrometric

analysis (80 - 100%)

The newly established Mass Spectrometry Facility is a central resource to Eawag. The facility enables the analysis of organic compounds from small molecules (e.g., environmental pollutants, metabolites) to larger biomolecules (e.g., proteins, secondary metabolites) by LC/GC-HRMS, as well as the analysis of trace elements by (LC-)ICP-MS/MS, and of isotope ratios by GC/LC-IRMS. The facility currently hosts more than 20 mass spectrometers used in diverse scientific projects in the realm of aquatic research.

We are seeking a specialist who supports scientists and technicians in processing, mining, and managing large amounts of mass spectrometry data throughout various research projects. The position is situated at the interface between mass spectrometry, software development/engineering, and maintenance of IT hardware and live processing infrastructure. The position also requires the ability to establish and maintain successful collaborations with scientists, technicians and IT support staff across several departments of Eawag.

Successful candidates should ideally have

  • an MSc or PhD degree in natural sciences or information technology
  • experience in developing data processing and management solutions in a scientific context (e.g., R/Shiny, Python, web user interfaces)
  • be acquainted with mass spectrometry data (e.g., non-target processing workflows, spectral libraries)
  • possess know-how of IT infrastructure and its maintenance (required: Linux sysadmin, Bash, Docker, Docker-Compose, Git, desirable: Galaxy workflow system, Ansible, Windows/Linux networking, storage and backup solutions)
  • excellent time management and communication skills
  • Candidates should be fluent in written and spoken English; knowledge in German would be an asset.

    Eawag is a modern employer and offers an excellent working environment where staff can contribute their strengths, experience and ways of thinking. We promote gender equality and are committed to staff diversity and inclusion. The compatibility of career and family is of central importance to us. For more information about Eawag and our work conditions please consult www. eawag.ch and www. eawag.ch/en/aboutus/working/employment.

    Applications should include a cover letter giving a description of the motivation to apply and highlighting the relevant experience and specific interests, curriculum vitae, and the names (with email addresses and phone numbers) of at least two potential referees.

    Deadline for applications is August 12, 2024 or until the position is filled. However, screening of applicants will begin immediately.

    For further information, please contact Thomas Hofstetter, email [email protected]

    We look forward to receiving your application. Please send it through this webpage, as any other way of applying will not be considered. A click on the button below will take you directly to the application form.

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