ETH Zürich

Mechatronics specialist with focus on LabView™ programming

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Mechatronics specialist with focus on LabView™ programming

We are an ETH laboratory located at Technopark Zurich, focusing on applied mechanics in manufacturing applications that encompass experiments as well as numerical simulations. We are at the forefront of research on ductile fracture, specializing in mechanical testing over a wide range of strain rates and temperatures. Besides classical mechanical tests (e.g. on uniaxial or biaxial testing machines), we are specialized in dynamic experiments on Split-Hopkinson bars as well as experiments at different length scales and temperatures. All experimental efforts lay the groundwork for developing our material and fracture models, which we use to accurately predict observed material behavior.

Job description

The position encompasses the development of state-of-the art automated and robot-assisted experimental setups together with a small team of experienced and highly motivated researchers. The focus will be on the development, enhancement, and maintenance of LabView™ programs to automate mechanical experiments, control devices, acquire data and carry out post-processing operations. Other tasks comprise mechanical design (about 10%) and machining as well as electronics (about 10%). Examples are:

  • Integration of components to automate mechanical experiments: programming of acquisition cards, machine vision, robotics, acquisition software for test automation with National Instruments LabView™
  • Design and construction of testing equipment along with team members, both mechanical and electrical, e.g. mechanical testing devices or amplifiers
  • Day-to-day operations and maintenance of existing devices
  • Ad-hoc mechanical machining of simple parts or devices needed for lab operations
  • Material and parts orders and contact with suppliers


Being a dynamic research group, our success relies on innovative team members who have an entrepreneurial mindset and are open to constantly learn and challenge new things and ways of proceeding.

Education, certifications and experience:

  • Technical vocational training or higher with focus on Mechatronics/ Electronics
  • A first, solid experience in the industry or in a similar environment (2-5years)
  • National Instruments CLD/CLA would be a plus
  • Familiarity with automation techniques and robotic systems used in experimental setups
  • Experience in acquiring, post-processing and analyzing experimental data

Softwares and programs:

  • Technical proficiency and solid expertise in developing, maintaining, and troubleshooting LabView™ programs (2-5 years) to integrate hardware components and sensors
  • Experienced with CAD software for designing mechanical parts and assemblies (preferably Dassault SolidWorks®)

Mechanical and hands-on:

  • Knowledge of setting up and conducting mechanical experiments (e.g. tension/compression experiments), preferably with universal testing machines as well as split Hopkinson pressure bar systems would be a plus
  • Basic skills in machining to fabricate or modify simple mechanical components with CNC-machines  (e.g. mills, lathes, etc.) or other machine shop tools
  • Experienced in bonding techniques, e.g. glueing and soldering of strain gauges, would be a plus
  • Knowledge of designing electric switch cabinets would be a plus
  • Knowledge of microscopes (optical or scanning electron) and specimen preparation would be a plus

Language requirements:

  • The candidate should be fluent in English and proficient in German (B1)

We offer

ETH Zurich is a family-friendly employer with excellent working conditions, offering competitive salaries (depending on title and experience). You can look forward to an exciting working environment at the forefront of research, cultural diversity and attractive offers and benefits. The starting date for this job is set to June 2024 or per agreement.

Working, teaching and research at ETH Zurich

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.

We look forward to receiving your complete online application with the following documents

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diplomas
  • Employer's reference

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 AIMM/D-MAVT can be found on our website. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Christian Roth, Tel +41 44 633 9250 or email (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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Mechatronics specialist with focus on LabView™ programming
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Rämistrasse 101 Zurigo, Svizzera
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