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[InetBib] ETH Library: Managing Director for the ETH Innovation Lab

ETH Innovation Lab - prototyping the future of libraries -

The ETH Innovation Lab is a newly founded international hub for library-related 
innovation. It provides a fitting environment for innovative processes in a 
diverse and interdisciplinary team. The methodological framework is based on 
cutting-edge innovation processes, e.g. the design thinking process. 
Fellowships lasting three to nine months enable bright minds and great talents 
- thinkers and doers - to work on their projects or collaborate on a given 
project at the Library Lab.

ETH Library (http://www.library.ethz.ch/en, is looking for a

Managing Director for the ETH Innovation Lab

by October 1 2017 or by appointment, beginning with 60% with the option of 
increasing to 100% at a later date. Employment will be according to the 
standard regulations at ETHZ (funding secured for 3 years with options for 

As Managing Director you are in charge of the lab's business operations. You 
will be responsible for setting up the Library Lab, defining the process flows 
and recruiting the first fellows. Furthermore, you will accompany the fellows, 
broaden the participants' methodological competence and understand how to bring 
together researchers from different research areas so that innovative ideas can 
emerge from an interdisciplinary approach.

Since this is a newly created position in a newly established entity, you will 
be able to actively shape the lab and the framework for the fellowships. You 
will work closely with the Advisory Board, e.g. you will define the recruitment 
process for fellows in coordination with the Board.

You have a university degree and several years of professional experience in 
project and innovation management (for example, in a think tank, digital lab or 
start-up scene). You like to work with highly diverse communities - and enjoy 
being in charge of international researchers and supporting them closely. The 
development and realization of new ideas related to the future development of 
libraries is at the center of your work. You're a good networker and have good 
connections both in Switzerland and internationally, preferably also on the 
science scene. Given the international orientation of the lab, English will be 
the main language of communication. Knowledge of German is also helpful.

You are open to new ideas, think and act strategically and understand how to 
cooperate with different people. You are a leader with highly creative skills 
and are characterized by connected thinking, assertiveness and a willingness to 
innovate. As a networker with excellent communicative skills, you can inspire 
and motivate both internally and externally for the Library Lab - and act as a 
building block by prototyping the future of libraries.

We offer a responsible management function with a high degree of design and 
decision-making competence in a dynamic and challenging environment. The place 
of work will be Zurich, Switzerland. You will start out with a 60% position 
with the option of increasing it later on as the lab grows. Please note that we 
exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application 
portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. 
Should you run into difficulties when submitting your application please send 
an email to recruitingsupport@xxxxxxx<mailto:recruitingsupport@xxxxxxx> for 

We look forward to receiving your online application including a cover letter 
(addressed to Anja Borg, Head Human Resources, ETH Library), a CV, a complete 
set of university diplomas and work certificates until October 5, 2017 via 

For further information about the Innovation Lab, please contact Dr Rafael 
Ball, Director of ETH Library, by phone +41 44 632 25 49 or e-mail: 

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