Application Engineer Computational Neuroscience

The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS), an independent, nonprofit research organization closely associated with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich, is currently seeking applicants for the post as

Application Engineer Computational Neuroscience

IT’IS, together with its partner organizations Schmid & Partner Engineering AG (SPEAG) and ZMT Zurich MedTech AG (ZMT), forms the Zurich43 alliance. Z43’s dedicated mission is to expand the knowledge and technology for the (i) characterization, optimization, and application of the electromagnetic (EM) near-field and (ii) predictive modelling of interactions between physical agents and physiology in complex anatomies.

Currently, we are expanding our CLS activities within the context of bioelectronics medicine, neuroprosthetics, and neurostimulation. We are hence looking for a dynamic, motivated, Application Engineer to strengthen our multi-disciplinary group. The overall team is responsible for the development of the cloud-based simulation platform o2S2PARC and the commercial platform Sim4Life.

Your challenges:

  • Develop showcases for various applications that demonstrate the features and capabilities of our simulation platforms
  • Provide technical support to our user base
  • Deliver technical presentations of the platform and its functionality at seminars and workshops
  • Participate in scientific conferences and exhibitions
  • Collect technical and UX/UI feedback from users and partners and work collaboratively with the research and development teams to implement them
  • Support the development team during all software release activities (e.g., software testing, writing application notes, tutorials, and user manual)
  • Interface directly with collaborators that work on o2S2PARC-related activities, such as data curation sharing, and mapping
  • Prepare reports for internal and external stakeholders regarding milestone completion and progress

Your strengths:

  • Knowledge and practical experience in at least two of the following areas: computational modeling and simulation, medical device engineering, software development, scripting particularly in Python, web applications, EM field theory, neuroscience (electrophysiology)
  • Good understanding of software development processes
  • Work experience with at least one of the following is required and more than one is an advantage: Python, Matlab, R, JavaScript, React, C++ and Docker, Git
  • Strong sense of responsibility and highest quality standard of work
  • Self-motivation, good organizational and communication skills, impeccable attention to detail, friendly personality and strong team-spirit, sensitivity to customer needs, and ability to manage several tasks simultaneously, work independently in a fast-paced environment, and to meet tight deadlines
  • Good to excellent command of the English language (both written and spoken), ability to communicate in German a plus

Our offer:

  • Collaborating with leading research laboratories, an international group of software engineers, and key players in the med-tech and life sciences industries to produce biomedical tools, with a global reputation for top quality
  • Flexible working hours and stimulating environment for innovation at the forefront of our research areas and key technologies
  • State-of-the-art laboratories, high-performance computing clusters, and production facilities
  • Vibrant and open company culture thanks to a diverse and creative mix of people from across the globe with various backgrounds in physics, electronics, mathematics, biology, etc.
  • Colleagues who are smart, competent, and passionate about valuable, cutting-edge work and who strive to meet high ethical standards

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Direct applications are preferred; applications submitted via recruitment agencies are discouraged. Please note that incomplete applications will be disregarded.

Please send your application documents (in English) consisting of motivational letter, detailed CV (max 2 pages), diplomas, transcripts (with grades), work certificates and/or reference letters (if available) to:

Zurich43, Yvonne Maeder, Zeughausstrasse 43, 8004 Zurich, Switzerland, Phone: +41 44 245 96 96,

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Dr. Nik Chavannes.