ETH Zürich

Group Leader Biomedical Data Management

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Group Leader Biomedical Data Management

At the ETH Zurich core facility NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies, we enable and accelerate biomedical research and development projects. We offer a broad range of expertise, from software engineering and biomedical data management to statistical and bioinformatics analysis, as well as lab automation and advanced screening technologies. Embedded in this multi-disciplinary team, the Biomedical Data Management group is at the forefront of providing research data management systems tailored to projects in   translational research. Our group's expertise extends beyond traditional data management to encompass a comprehensive suite of services that ensure the highest utility and integrity of biomedical data using innovative data management solutions.

Our key responsibilities in biomedical data management include:

  • Designing and Implementing Customized Research Data Management Systems: Developing specialized solutions that cater to the unique demands of medical and clinical research projects, ensuring seamless integration and efficient management of complex data sets.
  • Data Integration and Analysis: Merging data from diverse sources to create cohesive, interoperable datasets that facilitate comprehensive analyses using modern methodologies.
  • Ensuring Data Security and Compliance: Maintaining the highest standards of data security, safeguarding sensitive information, and ensuring compliance with Swiss and European data protection regulations, including FADP and GDPR.
  • Facilitating FAIR Data Sharing: Promoting Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability (FAIR) to ensure that research data is as open as possible and as restricted as necessary, including controlled access mechanisms for sensitive data.
  • Implementing Data Management Plans: Creating and executing comprehensive data management strategies that cover the entire lifecycle of research data, from collection and storage to sharing and preservation.
  • Ensuring Data Quality and Reproducibility: Implementing rigorous standards and protocols to guarantee that data meets the highest quality benchmarks, facilitating robust and reproducible research findings.

Are you passionate about shaping the future of biomedical research through innovative and modern data management and driven by the challenge of creating systems that enable critical research while leading a team of dedicated professionals? This is your opportunity to apply!

Job description

As Group Leader of Biomedical Data Management, you will play a central role in steering the development and implementation of state-of-the-art data management solutions tailored for biomedical research.  Your leadership will directly contribute to enhancing the governance, security, and accessibility of critical research data.

  • Systems Architecture: Lead the development of cutting-edge data management systems, tailoring them to support the complex needs of biomedical research.
  • Data Policy Enforcement: Implement and monitor adherence to data governance policies, ensuring data is managed, shared, and stored in compliance with FAIR principles and regulatory requirements.
  • Security & Compliance: Guide our projects to enhance data security, safeguard privacy, and ensure all data practices meet global standards and regulations.
  • Leadership: Manage and mentor a team of data management professionals, promoting a culture of excellence, innovation, and collaborative teamwork.
  • Stakeholder Collaboration: Serve as the key point of contact for project stakeholders, facilitating communication and collaboration to align data management strategies with research goals.
  • Resource Management: Oversee the allocation and utilization of resources within the group, including budgeting and financial reporting, to maximize efficiency and achieve project objectives.

Your profile

  • Proven Leadership: Demonstrated experience in leading data management or related projects in a biomedical, clinical, or similar scientific field, with a strong focus on team development and project management.
  • Expertise in Data Management: Deep understanding of data management principles, including designing data architectures, implementing data governance standards, and promoting FAIR data practices.
  • Regulatory Knowledge: Familiarity with data protection laws and standards relevant to biomedical research, such as GDPR, HIPAA, HRA, and FADP.
  • Collaboration and Communication: Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, capable of engaging with diverse stakeholder groups and leading cross-functional teams. English proficiency is required, German is a strong plus.
  • Educational Background: Advanced degree in a relevant field such as Data Management, Information Systems, or a related discipline, with significant professional experience in data management roles.

We offer

At NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies, we have flat hierarchies and a can-do attitude. Here, you will find yourself at the intersection of biomedical research and clinical translation, enabling:

  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations: Engage with experts from various fields, including software engineering, bioinformatics, and lab automation, to drive the development of integrative solutions that advance personalized health technologies.
  • Access to cutting-edge technologies: Utilize the latest tools in data management and analysis to tackle the unique challenges presented by biomedical data, enhancing the impact of research projects.
  • Contribution to groundbreaking research: Play a pivotal role in projects that could redefine approaches to health and disease, supported by a facility renowned for its commitment to innovation and excellence.
  • Career development and continuous learning opportunities: Benefit from a working environment that values professional growth and skill enhancement through workshops, seminars, and conferences.
  • Exposure to international research projects: Work on initiatives that span the globe, offering a chance to contribute to international efforts in personalized medicine and health technologies.
  • Networking with leading experts: Build valuable connections with leading researchers and professionals in a variety of fields, enriching your professional network and opening doors to future opportunities.
  • Opportunity to innovate in biomedical research: At NEXUS, we encourage creativity and innovation. You will have the chance to propose and develop new methods and technologies that could revolutionize the way biomedical data is managed and utilized.
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We value diversity

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

Curious? So are we.

Joining NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies means becoming part of a team dedicated to making a tangible impact on the future of healthcare. If you are ready to take on this challenge, we look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Work certificates/Reference letters
  • Diplomas

In addition, names and contact details of at least two references. The selection committee will review all applications within 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. As soon as a decision has been made, we will inform you about the next steps in the selection procedure.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about NEXUS Personalized Health Technologies can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Daniel Stekhoven, (no applications).

For recruitment services the GTC of ETH Zurich apply.

About ETH Zürich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.

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Group Leader Biomedical Data Management
Rämistrasse 101 Zurich, Switzerland
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