Life Sciences Switzerland (LS2) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the life sciences in Switzerland. Our missions are:
to render life sciences research visible and to bring scientists together - beyond age and discipline - bythe organization of major interdisciplinary and topical conferences;
to promote and to connect researchers early in their career, by the promotion of young scientists via PhDtravel fellowships, satellite meetings, special young symposia and diverse career events;
to outreach to the public, by holdingpublic symposia on science-related issues that foster the dialogue between the scientific community and the society at large.
Be a proactive member of the LS2office, working as a close team with the other senior SO (total 1.2 FTE).
Management and administration of LS2, including ~1’000 members.
Coordination of 9 (inter)sections and internal communication.
Preparation of the executive committee, delegate and general assembliesand annual report.
Organization and management of the LS2Annual Meeting (>500 participants, 40 company exhibitors), section meetings (50-150 participants), workshops and symposia.
Fundraisingfor LS2 and its activities.
Communication and managementof sponsorships.
External communication, including updating of the website, creation of newslettersand management of social media channels.
Communicationwith other national and international organizations and representation of LS2 towards the public, its members, its partners and other interest groups.
Promotion and development of LS2as the network for life scientists in Switzerland.
Master’s and/or PhD in a life science discipline.
Experience (or strong interest and willingness) in project managementand event coordination.
Previous experience in fundraising of non-profit societies or similar organizations would be an asset.
Pragmatic, pro-active, flexible, organised and self-motivated attitude; able to work independently in different projects at the same time but seeing the society as a whole.
Excellent team player with strong time management,communication and interpersonal skills.
Comfortable with standardcomputer tools.
Languages: fluentwritten and oral English; German and/or French would be a plus.
Flexible working conditions, independance in your work, a great community to work with, a chance to build a good network within swiss academia, industry, public partners and other societies.
Employment level: junior or senior depending on experience Contract period: 1 year renewable to permanent Employment basis: 40 to 60% Location: home office Starting date: possible from March 1, 2022
Contact and Address
Please submit your complete application (including CV, cover letter, work certificates and contact information of two referees) as a single pdf file to infols2.ch. Application deadline: January 31, 2022. Interviews will be held in February.