Professor in Basic Research in Biology of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (open rank)

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH)
Basel, Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
January 17 2019
Life Sciences, Biology
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Professor in Basic Research in Biology of Infectious Diseases of Poverty (open rank)

The University of Basel, in collaboration with the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH), invites applications for a professorship (open rank) in basic research in biology of infectious diseases of poverty.

Your position

The successful candidate has an excellent scientific publication record and proven track record in the acquisition of competitive research funding, will complement and enhance the research portfolio of Swiss TPH, in particular the Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology, as well as the broader Basel Life Sciences community, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Your profile

We are interested in candidates developing an innovative and cutting-edge research programme focusing on one of the main infectious diseases of poverty, such as (but not limited to) malaria, tuberculosis, helminth infections or dengue. Candidates with a strong quantitative background are particularly encouraged to apply. To fit into our interdisciplinary and highly diverse institute, we expect the successful candidate to possess adequate leadership skills, thus leading by example, and representing the mission, strategy and core values of Swiss TPH.

We offer you

The successful candidate will be an employee of Swiss TPH as leading scientist in the Department of Medical Parasitology and Infection Biology. The Swiss TPH is a leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries and combines research, education and services in a unique manner, employing over 800 people from more than 70 nations, including 200 PhD and postdoctoral fellows. Basel is the home of a vibrant Life Sciences community and provides a high standard of living and a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Application / Contact

Applications (a single pdf including a short motivation letter, CV, list of publications, and a two-page summary of current and future research) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland and submitted online to For informal inquiries, please contact Prof. Dr. Jürg Utzinger, Director of Swiss TPH (

The deadline for receipt of applications is March 15, 2019.