[Equal] ETH Zürich: Ausschreibung: Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Micro- or Nanofluidics

EqualOpportunity (SL) equal at sl.ethz.ch
Tue Nov 3 17:27:34 MET 2009


Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Micro- or Nanofluidics


The new Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich (www.bsse.ethz.ch) in Basel invites applications for a professorship in Micro- or Nanofluidics. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong and visible research program in the area of micro- or nanofluidic technologies that are relevant to Systems Biology and Synthetic Biology. Research topics include but are not limited to techniques for single-cell handling (growth and storage), single-cell or single-molecule characterization and analysis, targeted system manipulations, fluidic techniques for massively parallel cell assays, dosage and synthesis of biorelevant compounds, or nanotechnological approaches to subcellular-resolution or single-molecule analysis and manipulation.



Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree with a solid background in technology and engineering. They are expected to develop cutting-edge technologies and to intensely collaborate with biology and bioinformatics groups in our interdisciplinary Department. The ideal applicant should have successful proof of obtaining support for independent research projects and have a strong publication record reflecting innovative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative approaches to important problems in biology, biotechnology, and/or medicine. In addition, commitment to teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected. The position is planned an assistant professorship (tenure track) with the option of an upgrade depending on the candidate's credentials and qualifications. She or he will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) and graduate level courses (English).


Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the possibility of renewal for an additional two-year period and promotion to a permanent position


Please submit your application together with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and statements on future teaching and research activities to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler, Raemistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland, no later than January 31, 2010. With a view toward increasing the number of female professors, ETH Zurich specifically encourages qualified female candidates to apply.



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