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Job Announcement – Swiss Center Shanghai – Trade Officer

Swiss Center Shanghai
SCS Machinery, Trading and Business Center

Job position: Trade Specialist

Job description

The role of the Trade Specialist will be to consult advice and support the Swiss company with the import and export procedures. The Swiss Center holds the appropriate import/export license and provides ready-to-use bounded and non-bounded warehouse.

Location: Shanghai, Shanghai (Pilot Free Trade Zone), Waigaoqiao, Fute East Road n°526.

Main role:

The Swiss Center Shanghai, SCS Machinery, Trading and Business Center (SCS) is located in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone and covers 4000sqm facilities with office, showroom and bonded – non bounded warehouse space. SCS supports Swiss companies to enter into the Chinese market with providing them concrete solution and network. SCS was found in 2000 and is today one of the biggest cluster of Swiss companies in Asia and has supported over 250SMEs in the last 15 years.

The new position at SCS is dedicated to the import/export service. The SCS Trade Officer will be responsible of SCS members and non-member who require support in the above procedures. Her/His role will be to prepare customs documentation and ensure that shipments meet all applicable laws to facilitate the import and export of goods. She/He will determine, track duties, taxes payable and process payments on behalf of client. She/He will sign documents under a power of attorney and represent clients in meetings with customs officials and apply for duty refunds and tariff reclassifications. She/He will also coordinate with logistic partners on the transportation and storage of the goods.

The applicant will consult SCS member in identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing the needs, providing guidance and expert advice to them. As a representative of SCS in terms of import/export procedure, establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships, developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time will be essential and decisive.

On a daily basis, the SCS Trade Officer will make decisions and solve all challenges the procedure ensues. Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems will be the applicant key asset.

Main tasks:

  • Consult Swiss Center customers and provide import/export solution to them
  • Advise customers on import and export restrictions, tariff systems, insurance requirements, quotas, or other customs-related matters
  • Prepare and process import and export documentation according to customs regulations, laws, or procedures
  • Pay, or arrange for payment of, taxes and duties on shipments
  • Sign documents on behalf of clients, using powers of attorney
  • Clear goods through customs and to their destinations for clients
  • Calculate duty and tariff payments owed on shipments
  • Stay abreast of changes in import or export laws or regulations by reading current literature, attending meetings or conferences, or conferring with colleagues
  • Request or compile necessary import documentation, such as customs invoices, certificates of origin, and cargo-control documents
  • Monitor or trace the location of goods
  • Confer with officials in various agencies to facilitate clearance of goods through customs and quarantine
  • Post bonds for the products being imported or assist clients in obtaining bonds
  • Quote duty and tax rates on goods to be imported, based on tariffs and excise taxes
  • Obtain line releases for frequent shippers of low-risk commodities, high-volume entries, or multiple-container loads
  • Arrange for transportation, warehousing, or product distribution of imported or exported products
  • Inform importers and exporters of steps to reduce duties and taxes
  • Contract with freight forwarders for destination services
  • Maintain relationships with customs brokers in other ports to expedite clearing of cargo
  • Apply for tariff concessions or for duty drawbacks and other refunds
  • Provide advice on transportation options, types of carriers, or shipping routes
  • Prepare papers for shippers to appeal duty charges
  • Suggest best methods of packaging or labeling products
  • Insure cargo against loss, damage, or pilferage
  • Develop and nurture relation with contacts outside the Swiss Center, represent the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources
  • Inform and train SCS colleagues on import/export procedure

Required Skills:

  • University degree or equivalent in Import/Export Management
  • Native language Chinese, Proficiency in English
  • Minimum 5 years experiences as a professional agent broker
  • Experience in the Shanghai Pilot Free Trade Zone is a plus
  • Strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Initiative and solution oriented personality
  • Able to work on the standard and technical software link with the import/export and logistic solution
  • Accurate and precise work
  • Comfortable dealing with foreigner

Person of contact: Emmanuelle Roduit, +86 139 1686 3284

Email address: emmanuelle.roduit@nullswisscenters.org

Marketing – 6 month internship (starting from now)

Swiss Center Shanghai is looking for a Marketing/administrative intern in our Waigaoqiao office.

The successful candidate will be responsible for contributing to monitoring and posting on wechat and social networks, participating in online outreach and promotion, optimizing our website. Those looking to gain valuable online media experience with a growing organization are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are kindly invited to send their CV to emmanuelle.roduit@nullswisscenters.org

For more information, please visit our official website: http://www.swisscenters.org/

1. Job Description

  • Support in SCS online marketing development
  • Monitoring and posting on wechat and social networks
  • Support in preparation of marketing materials and company documents
  • Support in organization of events, delegation programs and receiving visitors
  • Maintain SCS contact database including business card inputs and updates
  • Support in Administration tasks (administrative paperwork, contacts with local bureaus, gathering information, official letters, translations, office facilities management, etc.)

2. Candidate Profile 

  2.1. Personal Attribute

  • Pro-active, creative and solution oriented
  • Service and result oriented
  • Very well organized and independent
  •  Naturally likes to build up networks and relations
  • Identifies with and recognizes the need for the organization’s vision and strategy
  • Reliable, responsible, loyal, honest and straightforward

   2.2 Skills

  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Event organization, Marketing, and PR
  • Computer Skills with Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook) and Web tools (social media)

   2.3 Requirements

  • Undergraduate in Marketing, PR, Journalism, Economics or English.
  • Experience in marketing/promotion, event organization, or media and press relations

Call for Innovation Partnership Grants with China, Japan, South Korea and the ASEAN region

In its function as the Swiss Leading House for Asia, ETH Zurich is happy to announce the launch of a new call for Innovation Partnership Grants. The grants will support the establishment of cooperation between Swiss researchers from universities, universities of applied sciences or public research institutes with non-academic innovation agents in China (including Hong Kong and Taiwan), Japan, South Korea and member states of ASEAN. These agents can be corporates, SMEs or start-ups, innovation parks or similar entities with a focus on applied sciences or technical development. The goal of the innovation partnership grants is to initiate long-term partnerships with mutually beneficial concrete outcomes. The respective guidelines and application form are attached and can also be found on their website here, or check out the following document Call_Document_Innovation_Partnership_Grants 122017__final

The call is open to all scientific disciplines including social sciences and humanities and to researchers from all Swiss universities, universities of applied sciences and research institutes.

Deadline for applications is 28 February 2018.

 

 

Internship PR and Events at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting        March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with local startup scene and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

Your daily schedule will include interesting tasks such as event conception, planning and realization given the needs of ongoing activities and projects. You support the team by applying your proven event management and organization skills. In addition you help out with visiting delegations. You work closely together with the project leaders and actively contribute content in order to promote swissnex’ activities and events, such as during the 10th anniversary of swissnex China.

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • You study in a Swiss or Chinese University (or University of Applied Sciences) and your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not older than 1 year at the beginning of the internship
  • You have gained experience in a similar environment in event organization and management
  • Your excellent skills in storytelling and writing allow you to create attractive blogs and postings for our community in China and abroad
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; bilingual in Chinese is a plus
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven proactive attitude

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline.

More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Internship in Science at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting       March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with scientific, political, and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

You would work in close collaboration with the CEO of swissnex China. Your main task would be intelligence work such writing the bi-monthly science newsletters on Switzerland and potentially on Shanghai. Furthermore you would be assisting the CEO in project management on swissnex science diplomacy projects, and numerous delegation visits. You would also be involved in common events of swissnex China, and work on administrative and operational tasks.

Requirements:

  • You study in a Swiss University or University of Applied Sciences
  • Your degree (Master) is not older than one year at the beginning of the internship
  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • Excellent writing skills, reliable and independent work style
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; further languages (especially Chinese) are a plus
  • Team-minded, cooperative and self-driven, proactive attitude
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

 

Internship Innovation and Entrepreneurship at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting       March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      100%

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education and innovation. Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with local startup scene and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

Your daily schedule will furthermore include interesting tasks such as active research on the local startup scene for visiting Swiss startups (CTI China Entry Camp / Venture Leaders China Tour), support of the organization of visiting delegations and events, reporting and storytelling on the corresponding activities and on latest developments and trends. Bringing in creative ideas and your support to the team are much appreciated.

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder (CN/CH citizenship only)
  • You study in a Swiss or Chinese University (or University of Applied Sciences) and your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not older than 1 year at the beginning of the internship
  • You have gained experience in a similar working environment
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China
  • Special interest about latest tech developments, and knowledge about the startup scene in Switzerland and China are highly preferred
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; further languages (especially Chinese) are a plus
  • Team-minded and cooperative, reliable, innovative and self-driven, proactive mindset

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Internship Academic Relations at swissnex China in Shanghai

Starting       March 1, 2018 until August 31, 2018 / 6 months                                                         

Workload      80%-100% (Full time highly preferred)

Located in    22F, Bldg. A, Far East International Plaza, 319 XianXia Road, Shanghai, China

swissnex China is the Swiss science and technology outpost in China. Our mission is to promote Swiss excellence in science, education (and innovation). Our activities are built around a public/private partnership model with a group of leading partners such as Swiss Universities, and global organizations promoting innovation or education actively.

This internship offers you the following:  

  • Gain work experience in a highly dynamic environment, in an extremely lively region of this world
  • Connect with educational, scientific, political, and economic institutions in China and Switzerland
  • Develop networking and project management skills and extend your personal network

Furthermore your daily schedule includes interesting tasks such as to conduct various research on projects on Chinese higher education and innovation, coordination of delegation visits and events, closely communication with Swiss and Chinese higher educational institutions including universities, researchers and individuals. Bringing in creative ideas and your support to the team are much appreciated.

Requirements:

  • Swiss or Chinese passport holder
  • You study Economics, International Relations, Public Administration, Translation or Interpretation in either a Swiss University or Chinese University
  • Your Bachelor’s or Master’s degree is not older than 1 year at the beginning of the internship
  • You have gained experience in a similar working environment
  • Great expertise in researches, reports and events organization
  • Excellent writing skills, and knowledge of the Chinese social media landscape
  • Superior written and oral English language skills; bilingual in Chinese preferred
  • Team-minded, cooperative, reliable and self-driven, proactive attitude
  • Curiosity and interest in international and global affairs, emphasizing on China

General conditions

  • Please note that the conditions of employment are local, no expatriate contract
  • Personal costs and expenses, such as accommodation and traveling expenses are not being covered or reimbursed

Did we raise your interest? Then we look forward to hearing more about you!

Send your full application to this LINK until December 31, 2017!!

Your application must include the following documents:

  • Cover letter (letter of motivation) and CV
  • Copies of letters of reference, University diplomas, and Transcript of Records, as well as work certificates

We will reply to incoming applications after the deadline. More details will be shared in the process of the recruitment.

Jacques Dubochet, Professor UNIL, receives the Nobel Prize in Chemistry

The Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences announced on Tuesday (October 4th) the names of the winners of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry. These include Jacques Dubochet from the University of Lausanne, Joachim Frank from Columbia University in the United States and Richard Henderson from the Molecular Biology Laboratory in Cambridge, England.

Jacques Dubochet gave a lecture at UNIL. He opened his speech with humor: “A scientific prize is an ambiguous thing. It highlights an individual, while he should put forward a collective. The Academy honors us for a job done 30 years ago. Because we invented cold water” he said, laughing.

The three researchers are rewarded for their work in electronic cryomicroscopy. “Biochemical maps have long been filled with white spaces. Electronic cryomicroscopy changes everything. Researchers can now freeze biomolecules mid-range and visualize processes they have never seen before. This technology simplifies and improves both the imaging of biomolecules. It transports biochemistry into a new era.” the statement of the Swedish institution said.

To the question of how the idea came to the researchers, Jacques Dubochet answered that under the microscope, air is opaque to electrons. So they chose to use water. “We had to find how to handle the drying, since the water evaporates. We had the idea of ​​freezing it. ”

Jacques Dubochet was born in Aigle on 8 June 1942. He obtained his doctorate in 1973 from the universities of Geneva and Basel. He became a professor at the University of Lausanne in 1987. Jacques Dubochet will be the Director of the Laboratory of Ultrastructural Analysis and the Center for Electron Microscopy. He is currently an Honorary Professor of Biophysics at the University of Lausanne.

 

Source: University of Lausanne website

Photo credit details: UNIL

Job Announcement – PR Intern, Switching-Time

 PR Intern 

Switching-Time, the integrated boutique agency based on Shanghai is looking for a PR Intern to join our thriving team and work across some really exciting brands.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work in a truly unique creative agency and across an enviable collection of consumer lifestyle clients. You will join an energetic and extremely supportive team, taking some responsibilities and getting involved in PR programs that we deliver.

The role & responsibilities:

  • Media sample handling
  • Event support
  • Attend regular meetings
  • Clipping report and different reports for management and clients
  • You may in addition be asked to perform any other duties reasonably within yourcapability and skills as the interests of the business dictate

Requirements: 

  • A passion for communication & PR
  • Educated to high standard in the field of PR, Marketing or Journalism
  • Excellent quality of work produced to client satisfaction with minimum errors
  • Accurate attention to detail and admin tasks
  • Proper knowledge in all Microsoft Office programs
  • Literate and numerate with strong writing and editing skills
  • Mandarin and English both writing and speaking is required

We will offer an ambitious junior candidate first-class opportunities for career progression and skill development. Within this global PR and Event agency, you will learn all aspects of an integrated campaign, working closely with their strong team.

Please send us your profile to career@nullswitching-time.com