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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Biomolecular Engineering for Health

Employer
ETH Zurich - Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE)
Location
Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH), Austria
Salary
Negotiable
Closing date
Aug 31, 2024
Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Biomolecular Engineering for Health

The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) ( www.bsse.ethz.ch ) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position. D-BSSE is located in Basel, the heart of the BioValley area, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration within this strong life science research community at the academic, clinical and pharmaceutical industry levels. The main research focus of D-BSSE is the understanding, modeling, and engineering of biomolecular systems, including applications for medical translation. The Professorship will also be embedded within the newly established Basel Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH), which aims to provide innovative and translational solutions for child and adolescent health. Collaborations within the medical research communities in Basel and Zurich are highly encouraged.

This future Assistant Professor will bring unique multi-disciplinary expertise in engineering biomolecular systems for applications in translational medicine and health. She or he may use integrative and multi-disciplinary approaches involving biosystems engineering of molecular and cellular systems and/or synthetic biology to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic solutions. While rooted in biomolecular systems engineering, the candidate is also expected to engage with the computational and systems biology groups in the department to advance therapeutic and health technologies. Key areas of interest are state-of-the-art molecular and cell biology and biomolecular systems engineering techniques (e. g. sequencing technologies, engineering proteins and protein networks), synthetic biology tools (e. g. RNA aptamers, DNA nanotechnology, CRISPR, synthetic circuits), in vitro-based systems (lab-on-a-chip, sensors, robots) coupled to quantitative biomolecular and cellular measurements, novel microscale or nanoscale technologies for biomolecular analysis (e. g. paper-based microfluidics, droplet systems, cellular systems), and digital-assisted tools and platforms for measuring biomolecular or physiological parameters (e. g. smartphone-based diagnostics). The candidate is expected to have a proven track record of publications in biomolecular and cellular systems engineering and/or synthetic biology. She or he should demonstrate a strong interest in clinical application and a clear ambition to pursue research that is directly relevant to childhood health and medicine. 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. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.

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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 leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements, and a certificate of the highest degree. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 31 August 2024.

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