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Faculty Position in Host-Microbe Interactions at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Switzerland (CH)
EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries, and benefits.
Closing date
Jan 31, 2022

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The School of Life Sciences of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne (EPFL) and its Global Health Institute invite applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in host-microbe interactions.

We are seeking candidates with a track record and future research interests in any field related to host-microbe interactions.  This includes, but is not limited to, regulatory and mechanistic aspects of microbial infection and immune responses, symbiotic interactions notably microbiota, emerging pathogens including viruses, bacteria, archaea, fungi and parasites. Candidates developing experimental approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will develop an independent research program, commit to excellence in  undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

The successful candidate will join a diverse, interactive, and interdisciplinary life science research community. The School of Life Sciences fosters interactions with other relevant domains of the EPFL, such as the Schools of Basic Sciences, Engineering, Environmental sciences, or Computer sciences. 

Significant start-up resources, research budget, and state-of-the-art research infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive.            

Applications should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a synopsis of main accomplishments, a concise statement of the future research agenda, and their teaching interests, along with the contact information of at least three references who are ready to supply their letter upon request. Applications should be uploaded as PDF files to the recruitment web site:

 Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on January 31, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be sent to:

Prof. Bruno Lemaitre

Search Committee Chair


For additional information on EPFL and the Global Health Institute and the School of Life Sciences, please consult:,

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

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