The Linguistic Research Infrastructure (LiRI) is a technology platform established at the University of Zurich in 2020 to support and promote cutting-edge research in linguistics and related fields. LiRI offers laboratory facilities for experimental research, equipment for data acquisition, and services in the fields of statistics, machine learning and language technology. As well as support for data processing, analysis and eventual archiving of research data. We are looking for a Scientific Director to join the LiRI Directorate. The position is initially limited to one year, with the possibility to renew permanently.
As Scientific Director, you will be primarily responsible for guiding LiRI's commitment to meeting the needs of the scientific community which it serves, in accordance with the visions of the LiRI Steering Committee and the UZH Technology Commission. You will also be responsible for increasing LiRI's visibility within UZH and both nationally and internationally.
With your strategic approach, you will manage technical processes, optimize resource allocation, and foster an open and highly collaborative environment that encourages innovation.
You will lead service area and project coordinators, e.g. data scientists, NLP and Human Language Technology specialists and software developers, organized in dynamic teams to deliver services to our users. You will contribute to LiRI's ongoing development, including the expansion of research infrastructure and services to meet the changing needs of the linguistic research community, both at UZH and throughout Switzerland.
In addition, you will
You work closely with the Managing Director of LiRI to optimize the use of available resources and achieve the goals set. The collaboration extends to strategic resource planning and budget coordination, with a focus on the effective management of complex processes.
You will have a PhD and postdoctoral experience in a field relevant to Linguistics, Speech, Hearing, Language Science or Human Language Technology, proven professional experience in project management methods and leadership, ideally in the successful management of a research or infrastructure unit of international standing.
Further components of your profile:
Fluent in both English and one of the Swiss national languages, or willingness to learn German as a working language within the first year of employment.
We offer you a central and responsible position in an exciting and dynamically developing research environment, with plenty of creative freedom, supported by a highly motivated, interdisciplinary and open-minded team providing services to researchers.
We will support you in your personal development, e.g. through good training opportunities (internal and external).
Your employment relationship will be under public law.
The following link guides you to the online application form: Apply now