[Equal] ETH Zürich: NEUER Ausschreibungstext Assistenzprofessur (Tenure Track) Biomolecular Engineering

EqualOpportunity (SL) equal at sl.ethz.ch
Mon Dec 13 17:42:44 CET 2010

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Biomolecular Engineering

The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (www.bsse.ethz.ch) at ETH Zurich invites applications and nominations for an outstanding candidate in the area of biomolecular engineering. Ideally, the candidate should have a strong background in biomolecular engi-neering, preferably with proteins in a context of biological systems engineering, and demonstrate the potential for building an excellent independent research group in the field with a focus on experimental approaches.

D-BSSE of ETH Zurich is located in Basel, the heart of the BioValley area providing excellent opportunities for collaboration within this strong life science research community at the academic, clinical and pharmaceutical level. Its main research thrust is the understanding and engineering of biological systems for medical or chemical purposes, which generates numerous opportunities for interactions. Collaborations with the SystemsX.ch community (www.systemsx.ch), the Swiss initiative in systems biology, are encouraged. The new chair at the D-BSSE will be funded by the Misrock Foundation.

The educational goal of D-BSSE is to teach students at both the undergraduate and graduate levels by integrating expertise and knowledge from biologists, chemists, physicists, engineers, computer scientists and mathematicians, along with industrial collaborators. The successful candidate 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 address your application together with a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a statement of research and teaching interests to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler, no later than March 31, 2011. With a view towards increasing the number of female professors, ETH Zurich specifically encourages qualified female candidates to apply. In order to apply for this position, please visit: www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch.

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