The School of Basic Sciences at EPFL invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor of experimental physics of biological systems in the Institute of Physics.
The successful candidate must demonstrate innovative research interests within biophysics, broadly defined as the investigation of the structure, dynamics and function of biological systems, from molecules to organisms. The open position will be embedded in a collaborative environment of both theoretical and experimental research at the interface between physical and biological sciences. Unique research platforms are available on campus and elsewhere in Switzerland, including the Swiss Light Source/SwissFEL, the Center for Biological Imaging (CIBM), the Center for Micronanotechnology (CMI) and the Center for Electron Microscopy (CIME). The appointed Professor will also enjoy close contacts with the other EPFL Schools, such as Life Sciences, Engineering, as well as the nearby Universities and University Hospitals.
Candidates must hold a PhD in physics or biophysics and possess a strong experimental background as well as an excellent publication record.
The appointee is expected to initiate an independent, creative research program and be committed to excellence in teaching physics at all levels. We offer internationally competitive salaries, benefits, and start-up resources for scientific equipment, as well as annual resources for PhD students, staff and consumables.
Applications including cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statements of research and teaching interests as well as the names and addresses (including email) of five references should be submitted in pdf format via the website:
by September 30, 2016.
For additional information about this call for applications, please contact:
Prof. Benoit Deveaud
Director of the Institute of Physics
More information about EPFL and the Institute of Physics can be found at: http://www.epfl.ch/ and http://iphys.epfl.ch
The School of Basic Sciences actively aims to increase the presence of women amongst its faculty, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.