[Equal] Open Position: Professor of Exercise Physiology

Keller Seitz Monika (Prs) monika.keller at sl.ethz.ch
Thu Apr 14 12:59:55 CEST 2011

Professor of Exercise Physiology

The new Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich (www.hest.ethz.ch<http://www.hest.ethz.ch>) invites applications for a Professorship in Exercise Physiology. Exercise physiology studies acute responses and chronic adaptations of the organism to physical activity under various conditions. A critical question in this context is how the musculoskeletal, cardiovascular and respiratory systems interact through neural and endocrine mechanisms. This also includes mechanisms by which muscular functions can be tuned to prevent diseases and reduce or even reverse their progression. Candidates should demonstrate an exceptional potential to develop an innovative and collaborative research program focusing on muscular function at the crossroad of various research areas such as biomechanics, biochemistry, bioenergetics, cardiovascular and respiratory physiology, neuroscience, endocrinology, metabolic homeostasis, and physics. While the primary focus is on the human organism, a systemic and synthetic approach through comparative studies integrating animal and mathematical models is of great importance at the interface between movement sciences and sport, molecular health sciences, nutritional biology, and medicine.
The successful candidate is expected to establish an interdisciplinary research group focused on exercise physiology. Specific research topics may vary within this field, but the research should follow a systemic, integrative approach, comprising all levels of scientific analysis, from the molecular through the cellular to the whole body. Beside a formal education in physiology, biology or a closely related discipline, the candidate should have a proven track record in molecular and cellular techniques.
Additional prerequisites are a strong motivation and an undisputable commitment to undergraduate and graduate student education. The professorship will be embedded in the Department's undergraduate and graduate program in Health Sciences and Technology. The professor will be expected to teach both undergraduate (in German or English) and graduate level courses (in English).
The professorship, envisaged to be established jointly with the University of Zurich, comes with several salary lines for academic and technical assistants, start-up funds and annual allocations to establish a world-class research program. Access to technology platforms of ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich (Functional Genomics Centre, Imaging, Mass spectrometry, etc.) is ensured.
Please apply online at www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch<http://www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch>. Your application should include your curriculum vitae and a list of refereed publications. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler. The closing date for applications is May 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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