Assistant Professor of Food Biotechnology

ETH Zurich
Zurich, Canton of Zürich (CH)
October 12 2017
Organization Type

Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Food Biotechnology

→ The Department of Health Sciences and Technology ( at ETH Zurich and its Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health, IFNH (, invites applications for the above-mentioned position. The assistant profes- sorship will deal with mechanisms, modifications and applications of microbes and products thereof for enhancing the supply, quality, nutritional and health benefits of food, while minimising the footprint on the environment. Novel technologies (e.g. genome editing) are poised to have significant effects on e.g. plant and microbial biotechnology, legislation and consumer acceptance.

→ The successful candidate is expected to lead world-class research on food microbes and ecosystems, combining state-of-the-art bioana- lytical and molecular technologies, mechanistic understanding and bioprocessing. A major focus should be on microbes and ecosystems, which requires an in-depth understanding of molecular mechanisms and functions, for building the quality of food, optimising processes, translating tech- nologies and benefiting human health. Additional prerequisites are a strong motivation and a com- mitment to teaching. The new assistant professor will be embedded in the department’s programme in Food Science and will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) as well as graduate level courses (English). The ability to lead a research group is required.

→ This assistant professorship has been establis- hed to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to other top international universities.

→ Please apply online:

→ Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and projects, a state- ment of future research and teaching interests, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich,

Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella. The closing date for applications is 15 December 2017. 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.