Assistant Professor of Cellular Dynamics

Dec 13, 2017
Jan 12, 2018
Organization Type
University and College

The Department of Biology of ETH Zurich ( invites applications for the above-mentioned position at the Institute of Biochemistry ( located at the campus ETH Zurich Hoenggerberg.

Applicants should have an excellent track record in cellular and molecular biology or related fields. The new assistant professor is expected to develop a strong research programme addressing the function and mechanism of dynamic cellular processes. The specific research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, intracellular organisation and logistics (such as cytoskeletal dynamics), membrane biology (such as organelle interactions or force transduction across membranes), nuclear biology (such as chromatin organisation and dynamics), cell signalling, cell division, or cellular diversity and plasticity. Applicants studying non-classical model systems or using interdisciplinary approaches are specifically encouraged to apply. At the assistant professor level, commitment to teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected.

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 a three-year period.

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Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the three most important achievements as well as the contact details of three referees. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2018. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.