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  • San Francisco

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  • India

    Programme Manager

    We are looking to hire a Programme Manager to join our Innovation team who will immerse themselves in the Indian and Swiss innovation ecosystems and contribute to taking Indo-Swiss relations in science, technology and innovation to the next level.

    This is a chance for you to push boundaries and find new and creative ways to enhance partnerships between Swiss and Indian startups and corporates, experiment with programmes that already exist to see if there’s room for improvement and continue to work on things that have proven successful. This role is for someone with an inventive mind and the curiosity to explore uncharted sectors with innovation potential.

    You will assist the innovation team in helping Swiss startups explore business opportunities in India by providing strategic guidance and necessary resources for navigating a new market, and creating meaningful and long-standing partnerships with players in the Indian ecosystem. The idea is to gauge potential internationalisation of the startups with the aim to eventually help them enter the Indian market and become successful. You will also help Swiss corporates create new value by scouting for cutting-edge technology solutions and providing landscape analysis for potential collaborations, among other services. Ideally, you have a background in engineering to complement deeptech innovation that is at the core of Indo-Swiss collaboration.

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    Content Creator

    We’re on the lookout for a dynamic Content Creator to join our communications team, with a special focus on revolutionising our social media presence. At Swissnex, we navigate the intricate realms of science and technology, which can sometimes seem daunting and complex. The way we communicate about the frontiers of science and tech is directly linked to our success, and our social media content creator will be key in shaping our narrative in this space.

    We seek an inventive mind eager to dive into the vast potential of social media, ready to experiment with various content formats, styles and types to push the boundaries of what’s expected. This role is not for someone comfortable with the status quo but for a creative force excited to treat our social media platforms as a laboratory for innovation, and willing to experiment to redefine our digital footprint through trial, error and breakthrough.

    This role offers a unique chance for those gifted in content creation to be part of a pioneering diplomatic mission focused on science, technology and innovation.

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    Academic Engagement Manager

    We are looking for an Academic Engagement Manager to join us starting in June 2024.

    The Academic Engagement Manager will be part of the Academic Engagement team at Swissnex in India, which connects scientific communities in India and Switzerland in areas that will define the future. We are looking for someone with robust academic training, an eye for detail and a deep interest in learning, discovering and developing beyond their subject matter knowledge and expertise. Our work encompasses not just biodiversity, climate change and health under the larger umbrella of sustainability but also digital transformation and future technologies. We take a wide and creative yet strategic approach to do this and are looking to complement the team with someone who shares this notion. You will join our team to build new approaches to addressing planetary health, find and lead new ways for Swiss researchers to work with India and support budding Indian researchers in their international experiences.

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  • Boston and New York

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  • Brazil

    Junior Project Manager (Internship)

    Join our Team!

    Two Junior Project Manager positions are open in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. Start: ideally 1st September 2024. Apply until 22 April.

    Swissnex in Brazil: Connecting Tomorrow in education, research and innovation

    The mission of Swissnex in Brazil is to nurture the Swiss innovation ecosystem with ideas, concepts and contacts to help Switzerland maintain and strengthen its competitive edge. We foster dialogue and enable collaboration among opinion leaders, researchers and practitioners in education, research and innovation between Brazil and Switzerland. As part of the Swissnex global network, we connect Switzerland, Brazil and the world in education, research and innovation. We support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex locations are established in some of the world’s most innovative regions: Boston, Brazil, China, India, Japan and San Francisco. Swissnex is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation of Switzerland and is part of the Swiss Confederation’s network abroad managed by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs.

    Job Description: Junior Project Manager (Internship)

    As part of the Swissnex team in Brazil, you are expected to take ownership of accomplishing new and different requests from Swiss and Brazilian stakeholders. You will be working in some of the most dynamic cities in the world, where opportunities and encounters are constantly happening. You will have the chance to explore such opportunities and contribute directly to innovative, scientific and entrepreneurial projects by giving inputs, connecting people, doing research, organizing events and coordinating suppliers.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Reactively and proactively work with the Swissnex CEO and the core team of Swissnex Brazil in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo to accomplish tasks and respond to requests; assist and, where possible, take full ownership of the professional implementation of projects and events; and contribute with new ideas and initiatives to further Swissnex’ unique mission and objectives. That includes:

    • Event Planning & Management: active participation in and contribution to events and learning expeditions/delegation visits;
    • Logistics & Administration: active support with logistics needed to run Swissnex, its office and events; 
    • ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: act as a connector between people and ideas.
    Detailed Overview of Tasks

    Event Planning & Management:  

    • Conduct research & participate in brainstorming for event topics;
    • Independent planning, preparation, and execution of projects and events;
    • Identify, contact, and coach potential speakers/exhibitors/participants;
    • Manage local stakeholders, service companies, and suppliers;
    • Assist with public relations and communication between partners, sponsors, and other project partners.

    Logistics & Administration:

    • Draft funding applications and reports;
    • Update and maintain event project database;
    • Logistical organization, including setting up the event room, cleaning, welcoming, and registering guests;
    • Take charge of AV management during events & generally support the ‘back-end’ of events;
    • Execute administrative duties such as assisting in-office maintenance, basic IT support, mail distribution, and hospitality.

    ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking: 

    • Reactively and proactively promote collaboration between people and organizations in Switzerland and Brazil;
    • Occasionally attend events, conferences, and meetings as a Swissnex representative, and share contacts, findings and learnings with the Swissnex team.

    What we look for in a Candidate

    General / Personality

    • Outgoing, communicative; avid networker and connector;
    • Independent, self-motivated;
    • Hands-on, proactive;
    • Visionary, creative, resourceful;
    • Passionate about Brazil;
    • Dedication to further Swiss excellence in science, education, innovation, and art.

    Background / Experience

    • Recent Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (starting date maximum 1 year after graduation date);
    • Proven experience planning and managing events and/or projects; 
    • Professional mastery of Portuguese language (reading and speaking, B2 level or more); 
    • Professional mastery of at least one Swiss national language; 
    • Professional mastery of the English language; 
    • International experience (Brazilian and Swiss experience a plus).

    Skills

    • Proven organizational skills and ability to multi-task;
    • Ability to independently implement projects;
    • Excellent people and communication skills (verbal and written);
    • Attention to detail;
    • Solid time management and ability to prioritize;
    • Web and social media savvy are a plus.

    Important Information

    • This is a 100% position. Ideal start date: 1st of September 2024;
    • Contract minimum duration: 6 months, maximum 12 months;
    • The position requires flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends;
    • Swiss citizenship or EU studying/recent graduate in Switzerland + valid work permit in Switzerland required;
    • Candidates with dual nationality, Swiss and Brazilian, are not eligible for this position;
    • Proficiency in the Portuguese language is mandatory.
    • Apply until 22 April
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    Program Manager – based in São Paulo

    Connecting the dots between Switzerland and Brazil in education, research and innovation

    Swissnex is the Swiss global network connecting the dots in education, research, and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of our partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. The six main Swissnex representations are established in some of the world’s most innovative regions. Together with around twenty Science and Technology Offices (STO) and Counselors (STC) based in Swiss Embassies, they contribute to strengthen Switzerland’s profile as a world-leading innovation hotspot. An initiative of Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI). Swissnex works with public and private sector partners, who are equally committed to furthering Switzerland’s leading position as an innovation nation.

    Swissnex in Brazil’s goals are to build in-depth knowledge of the Brazilian innovation ecosystem; strengthen its local network of high-level representatives from academia and business; and implement out-of-the-box signature projects and events to ignite cross-continental conversations and showcase Swiss excellence in science and innovation.

    Job Description: Program Manager - Temporary Contract (12 months)

    As a member of the Swissnex team, you are expected to lead or contribute to various programs aimed at fostering collaboration, innovation, and knowledge exchange between Switzerland and Brazil. The Program Manager will be responsible for conceptualizing, planning, and executing a diverse range of activities, including events, workshops, startup programs, and collaborative projects. You will get the opportunity to be part of a creative and innovative venture; proactively help shape the only Latin American Swissnex office; expand your skills and update your professional knowledge by participating in educational opportunities and events; and interact and collaborate with high-level representatives of both Switzerland and Brazil.

    Tasks and Responsibilities

    Reactively and proactively work with the management and the core team of Swissnex in Brazil to accomplish tasks and manage projects in education, research, and innovation.

    This includes:  

    Project Management
    • Conduct research and brainstorm for project topics in close collaboration with the Swissnex team;
    • Take full responsibility for projects (incl. planning, implementation, reporting, follow-up);
    • Identify funding sources and draft funding requests;
    • Assist in implementing events (incl. reach out, logistics, reporting, etc.);
    • Reactively and proactively promote collaboration between people and organizations in Switzerland and Brazil;
    • Attend meetings, events, and conferences as a Swissnex representative and share contacts, findings, and insights with the Swissnex team.
    Event Planning & Management
    • Conduct research & participate in brainstorming for event topics;
    • Independent planning, preparation, and execution of projects and events;
    • Identify, contact, and coach potential speakers/exhibitors/participants;
    • Manage local stakeholders, service companies, and suppliers;
    • Assist with public relations and communication between partners, sponsors, and other project partners.
    ‘Connecting the dots’ & Networking
    • Reactively and proactively promote collaboration between people and organizations in Switzerland and Brazil;
    • Occasionally attend events, conferences, and meetings as a Swissnex representative and share contacts, findings, and learnings with the Swissnex team.
    What we look for in a Candidate

    General / Personality

    • Outgoing, communicative
    • Independent, self-motivated 
    • Hands-on, proactive, resourceful
    • Ambitious, visionary, and willing to grow professionally
    • Dedication to further Swiss excellence in science, education, and innovation

    Background / Experience

    • Graduate of higher education institution
    • Fluency in Portuguese, ideally Brazilian citizen 
    • Proven administrative and organizational skills
    • Fluent English
    • Project and event management experience a plus
    • International / Swiss experience a plus
    • Familiarity with at least one Swiss national language is a plus

    Skills

    • Proven familiarity with project management tools and methodologies
    • Proven organizational skills 
    • Solid time management and ability to prioritize 
    • Attention to details
    • Excellent people and communication skills 

    Additional Information

    • This is a 100% position; ideal start date July 2024 to July 2025
    • Compensation based on local salary benchmarks
    • Brazilian work permit or citizenship required
    • Fluency in Portuguese and good familiarity with Brazil required
    • The position requires flexible work hours, incl. some evenings and weekends
    • Apply here
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  • China

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  • Japan

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