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Group Leader position

Institute for Research in Biomedicine, Università della Svizzera italiana
Switzerland (CH)
Competitive start-up and running package
Closing date
Nov 6, 2022
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The Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB, is a leading center for basic and translational research in immunology. The IRB’s thirteen research groups have interests ranging from understanding basic mechanisms of immunity to the role of the immune system in health and disease, as well as DNA repair and rare diseases.

As part of the IRB’s strategic development, we are inviting applications for a Group Leader position. We seek outstanding scientists to complement the current research at the Institute while expanding to new research areas. The successful candidate will be an early- or mid-career scientist who will establish research programs employing innovative approaches to investigate biomedically relevant questions related to immunology and/or adjacent disciplines. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Immunology of human infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune and cancer diseases
  • Experimental immunotherapy and vaccinology
  • Virology and microbiology

Your qualifications

  • MD and/or PhD with an outstanding track record of productivity
  • Original and innovative research program with high potential for transformative discoveries and/or successful development of novel therapies
  • Leadership skills and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Capability to attract competitive funding, such as SNSF professorship, ERC grant or equivalent

Our offer

  • Scientifically stimulating and international collaborative research environment in a small historical town
  • New research premises with modern laboratories and core facilities with cutting-edge technologies
  • Competitive start-up and running package
  • Collaborative opportunities with the Institute of Oncology Research (IOR,
  • Faculty appointment at the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI,


We look forward to receiving your application by December 1, 2022 as a single PDF, including: (i) curriculum vitae, (ii) list of publications, (iii) names and contact details of three references, (iv) brief description of research accomplishments (one half page), (v) explanation of why you have chosen your area of focus (one half page), and (vi) description of future research focus (3 pages for initial plans, 1 page for long-term vision).

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, national origin, or any other characteristic. Please send your application to: Applications sent to different contacts, in other formats, or after the deadline, will not be considered. For scientific questions related to the position, please contact the IRB director, Davide Robbiani (

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