ETH Zürich

Hackathon Project Observer

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Hackathon Project Observer

The MTEC's Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation at ETH Zentrum in Zurich is seeking a dedicated and detail-oriented individual to serve as a Hackathon Project Observer for an ongoing research project. This unique opportunity involves immersing yourself in the dynamic atmosphere of a hackathon, where innovative minds collaborate to develop novel assistive technologies to solve real-world challenges faced by individuals with disabilities. The selected candidate will play a crucial role in observing, documenting, and capturing the essence of the projects undertaken during the hackathon event.

Project background

Location: Student Project House, ETH Zentrum, Zurich

Job description

  • Observe and document project work at the hackathon event from November 3 to 5, 2023.
  • Conduct interviews with participants, capturing their insights, challenges, and breakthroughs.
  • Create comprehensive and high-quality field notes detailing the progression of projects and team dynamics.
  • Collaborate with event organizers and participants to ensure a seamless data collection process.
  • Maintain an active presence throughout the event to capture both regular and extended working hours.

Your profile

  • Strong communicative skills to gather valuable insights and a keen eye for detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills to facilitate effective interviews and interactions with participants.
  • Proficiency in German and English, both written and spoken.
  • Ability to work independently and adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
  • Prior experience in event observation, qualitative data collection, or ethnographic research is a plus but not required.
  • Availability to work extended hours during the entire hackathon event (November 3 - 5, 2023).

    Additional Requirements:
  • Availability for a preparatory meeting prior to the hackathon.
  • Flexibility to participate in follow-up meetings after the hackathon, which will be scheduled to fit your availabilities.

We offer

  • Gain firsthand experience in observing and documenting hackathon projects for an ongoing research project.
  • Opportunity to interact with innovative thinkers and creative minds.
  • Contribute to research and insights related to project development and collaboration.
  • Competitive compensation on an hourly basis (CHF 28 per hour) for your time and dedication.
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.

If you are a proactive individual with a passion for capturing the essence of collaborative projects and are available to immerse yourself in a hackathon environment, we invite you to apply. Please submit your application, including

  • a resume
  • a brief statement of interest

by the end of September.

For additional questions please contact Dr. Chan Hyung Park or Dr. Ann-Kristin Weiser (no applications).

Join us at the MTEC's Chair of Strategic Management and Innovation in this exciting endeavor to contribute to the research on innovation and collaboration!

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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