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Professorship for Advanced Biological Therapeutics (open rank)

University of Zurich
Zurich (CH)
Closing date
May 3, 2024

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Life Sciences, Biology
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The position will be located at the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology (IPT) of UZH and will be jointly affiliated with the Faculty of Science.

For a tenured position, the successful candidate should be an internationally renowned scientist in the field of synthetic or chemical biology with the aim to study fundamental or disease-associated biological processes and a record of high-quality teaching. For a tenure-track position, we look for out-standing talents with proven track record at the beginning of their independent career. The candidate will augment the existing excellence within the IPT, the Center for Neuroscience Zurich (ZNZ) and Drug Discovery Network Zurich (DDNZ), and will bring in new expertise in the development of precision medicine approaches to human diseases, preferentially with a current or future interest in diseases of the nervous system. 

Relevant research areas include (but are not limited to):
•    Synthetic biology
•    Chemical biology
•    (Computational) Protein engineering
•    Systems biology
•    Delivery of biological therapeutics

The University of Zurich offers a competitive start-up package and a vibrant research environment with excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. A strong commitment to teaching in Pharmacology to students of the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Science in German and/or English is expected. 

The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The University of Zurich sees researchers as modern leadership personalities who conduct excellent research - taking into account the Open Science principles - through their own research projects, promote excellent young researchers and who help to shape a forward-looking university with innovative research-based teaching.

Please hand in your application for this position online by April 24, 2024. Applications by mail or e-mail cannot be considered. For additional information, please contact the president of the search committee, Prof. Dr. Raimund Dutzler (E-Mail: or the director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Prof. Dr. Bruno Weber (E-Mail:


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