Professorship in Plant-Microbe Interactions

The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel
Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
up to $30,000
July 13 2018
Other, Other
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Full Time
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The Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel invites applications for a professorship in Plant-Microbe Interactions (open rank). The departement investigates the complex interactions of biosphere, geosphere, and anthroposphere and conveys the results to students and the public. We are looking for a scientist with an outstanding track-record in the field of plant-microbe interactions to join our departement in the summer of 2019. Your position The successful candidate will investigate plants and their interactions with mutualistic or pathogenic microbes at the interface of molecular and organismic biology. She/he will thereby contribute to developing the field of environmental sciences in the department ( Your profile The candidate is expected to:

  • establish a world-class research program in current topics of plant-microbe interactions, such as plant-mycorrhiza relationships, rhizosphere ecology, or plant-pathogen interactions.
  • teach courses at the undergraduate (in German and English) and graduate level (in English) in the BSc in Biology and in the MSc programs Plant Science and Ecology.
  • collaborate with colleagues in the Department of Environmental Sciences and in joint research projects within and outside the University of Basel.
  • actively participate in the Zurich–Basel Plant Science Center (

We offer you We offer an attractive position in an outstanding international, interdisciplinary research environment. Basel is home to a vibrant international life science community and provides a high standard of living together with a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere. Application / Contact Applications (a single pdf document including a short letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, and a statement of research and teaching interests) should be sent by email to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland, Please address requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Ansgar Kahmen ( The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2018. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.