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JOB: Digital Humanities Project Manager for the dhCenter UNIL-EPFL

Who we are

Created in 2018, the UNIL-EPFL dhCenter is an interdisciplinary research platform set up between the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland, to facilitate collaboration between researchers working on the multiple dimensions of the digital transformation and dataification of the world we live in.

We are developing an active ecosystem of interdisciplinary collaboration across domains in the arts, humanities and social sciences, fostering an energetic community of practice of nearly 80 researchers across our two institutions.

Our mission is to stimulate disciplinary innovation by providing resources for scientific engagement; to contribute to the definition of public policies by engaging with local and global discussions on the intended and unintended consequences of technology; and to reach out to new audiences in the arts, humanities and social sciences to preserve our cultural heritage and advance our democracy.

Because we bridge institutions, disciplines and domains, we encourage all forms of inquiry, methods and technologies that will advance knowledge in its many forms, for science and for society.

To complete our team, we are looking for a service-oriented


Digital Humanities Project Manager


Your mission

You help foster a vibrant community of researchers in the field of digital/computational Humanities and Social Sciences and / or data sciences applied to social sciences’ data.


Main duties and responsibilities include

Regular tasks will include:

  • Organize dhCenter UNIL-EPFL’s scientific events and social activities (seed money, conference, seminars, social events…) in collaboration with the EPFL–UNIL community including, faculty, students, research engineers and technical staff.
  • Consult and collaborate with faculty and students on research projects to identify and inventory needs, ad hoc education workshops and training and research working groups.
  • Support UNIL and EPFL units in their development of digital and computational humanities and social sciences.
  • Collaborate with dhCenter UNIL-EPFL staff and support groups activity.
  • Keep our research community lively and act as the first point of contact for members and non-members of the dhCenter UNIL-EPFL.
  • Build cooperation with partners institutions outside the campus and provide scientific mediation and education.
  • Promote dhCenter and partner’s activities and activity engage in internal and external communication (writing blog post, sharing information and using social platforms).


Your profile

Skills :

The successful candidate should have an understanding of the current state of the art in humanities and social science research methods, practices and tools box and an interest in community building and dissemination of knowledge.

Knowledge and practice of digital tools and methods in the humanities and social sciences are required.

The successful candidate should also process:

  • demonstrated capacity to work in multilingual environments: French and English are mandatory, German and Italian a plus, any other languages an asset
  • demonstrated experience in working in a fast-paced scientific-academic environment
  • excellent time and project management skills
  • ability to manage a complex workload, prioritize tasks, and use good judgment in providing services based on goals
  • ability to interact effectively and tactfully with members of the academic community
  • familiarity with open science and open data practices
  • excellent service and interpersonal skills
  • excellent technical, communication skills

Education & Experience :

Master’s degree in relevant discipline and/or significant experience in the field, or combination of education and relevant experience.

Highly desirable:

  • Expertise in developing ad hoc education modules, in teaching and research in the field of Digital Humanities and or Data sciences applied to social sciences data
  • Demonstrated experience developing and delivering technical training to a non-technical audience


We offer

The project manager will be based at the dhCenter UNIL–EPFL. The dhCenter UNIL–EPFL is an active hub for collaboration and communication among social science and digital humanities scholars, library curators, and professional developers, promoting a sense of shared purpose in support of the EPFL and UNIL missions of research and teaching. S/he will be engaged in collaborating with a distinguished and recognized team of researchers with expertise in the epistemological, technological, and ethical dimensions of computational social sciences and digital humanities.

Partial remote work is possible, presence on campus is currently subject to the sanitary regulations. No remote work is possible from abroad.


Additional information

Start date: as soon as possible

Term of employment: fixed-term (CDD)

Work rate: 50%

Duration: 1 year, renewable



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Only candidates who applied through EPFL website or Jobup’s website will be considered.

We are looking forward to your application!