[Equal] ETH Position - Assistant Professor of Virus Host Interactions

EqualOpportunity (SL) equal at sl.ethz.ch
Tue Mar 18 09:14:06 CET 2014


Assistant Professor of Virus Host Interactions

The Department of Biology (www.biol.ethz.ch<http://www.biol.ethz.ch>) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position. ETH Zurich is strengthening its involvement in the area of "Life Sciences" which has been fuelled by key advances in systems level analyses being applied to key questions in biology. The new assistant professorship will be part of the Institute of Microbiology and will be placed in the area of organismal microbiology with strong links to microbiology and immunology, to molecular health sciences, to systems biology, to medical and veterinary virology, and to environmental and health sciences. The department and the institute offer outstanding scientific opportunities to participate in interdisciplinary research projects, including close interactions with SystemsX.ch, the Swiss initiative for systems biology, with Life Science Zurich, a well-established platform for teaching and research, and with a network of research laboratories in the areas of microbiology, immunology, virology and related disciplines. The Functional Genomics Center Zurich, the Light Microscopy and Screening Center and the Electron Microscopy Center at ETH Zurich offer an outstanding technological platform for innovative research projects.

Successful candidates demonstrate an outstanding research profile, proven teaching abilities as well as competitive acquisition of third party funding and are expected to entertain a world-class research programme in the area of virus-host interactions. Research areas include, but are not limited to, the impact of virus infections in the homeostasis of host cells or tissues on the organismic or molecular level in animal or plant models or within bacterial consortia, the influence of persistent virus infection on heterologous immune defense, the reciprocal interaction of host endogenous retroviruses/retroelements with commensal bacteria and the identification and exploitation of new viral machineries for potentially new applications in bioengineering. The new assistant professor will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) and graduate level courses (English) in the biology teaching program, including an inter-departmental Master's curriculum of Microbiology and Immunology.

This assistant professorship has 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.

Please apply online at www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch<http://www.facultyaffairs.ethz.ch>

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and a statement of future research and teaching interests. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Ralph Eichler. The closing date for applications is 15 May 2014. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.

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