[Equal] ETH Zürich: Ausschreibung Professor of Public Health Nutrition

EqualOpportunity (SL) equal at sl.ethz.ch
Wed Oct 27 16:27:11 MEST 2010


Professor of Public Health Nutrition

The Department of Agricultural and Food Sciences (www.agrl.ethz.ch<http://www.agrl.ethz.ch>) at ETH Zurich invites applications for a full professorship in Public Health Nutrition.

The successful candidate should be familiar with micronutrient nutrition, chronic disease development and ways to create global nutrient security. He or she should have an excellent performance record and show exceptional potential for developing an innovative research program. The research program should focus on the link between food, nutrition and health particularly micronutrient bioavailability and metabolism, the aetiology of micronutrient deficiencies, micronutrient fortification and biofortification of foods, and the interaction between micronutrient status and the development and prevention of obesity, metabolic syndrome and other chronic diseases.

The future professor is expected to provide high-quality teaching within disciplinary and inter-disciplinary curricula. This includes teaching at both Bachelor's and Master's levels. Basic nutrition courses are given at the Bachelor level. Masters programs are taught in English and should have a strong component related to food, nutrition and health. Collaboration in research and teaching is expected within the Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health and with other groups at ETH and the University of Zürich. The applicant should preferably be medically qualified with in-depth understanding of physiology and metabolism related to nutrition and with strong research interests in the use of food based strategies to prevent micronutrient deficiencies and chronic diseases. Experience in the use of inorganic stable isotope techniques and dietary factors influencing metabolic syndrome or chronic disease would be an advantage. This is an applied nutrition professorship with studies mainly in human subjects, and requires an in-depth understanding of how foods affect human metabolism and play a role in disease development.

Please submit your application together with curriculum vitae, a list of publications and a research plan, to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler, Raemistrasse 101, 8092 Zurich, Switzerland, (or via e-mail as one single PDF to faculty-recruiting at sl.ethz.ch<mailto:faculty-recruiting at sl.ethz.ch>) no later than January 31, 2011. With a view towards increasing the number of female professors, ETH Zurich specifically encourages qualified female candidates to apply.

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