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Professor of Sustainable Biosynthesis

Closing Date
WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The Schools of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and Life Sciences at EPFL invite applications for a

tenure-track assistant professor to hold the Lonza Chair in Sustainable Biosynthesis

as part of a joint position within the Institutes of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) and of Bioengineering (IBI).


Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the development of green chemistry methods, in particular by the rational design of synthetic biology pathways, via metabolic engineering and/or by the establishment of in silico and artificial intelligence approaches. Applications of interest include engineered, novel biological systems designed for the development of novel environment - friendly and/or high - throughput chemical synthesis tools, pharmaceutical compounds and biologics.

Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

We offer

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. As a joint faculty member of the Schools of Basic Sciences and Life Sciences, the successful candidate is expected to initiate and develop a creative research program at the forefront of the discipline. Significant start-up resources, research budget and state-of-the-art re search infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive. We offer a highly international environment that is multi-lingual and multi-cultural.

Contact and Address

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statement of research and teaching interests, as well as the names and addresses (including email) of at least three references who are ready to supply their letter of reference upon request, should be submitted in PDF format exclusively via the website:


by December 31 st, 2022.

Enquiries regarding the position may be ad dressed to:

Prof . Nicolai Cramer
Director of the Institute of Chemistry & Chemical
Email: isic.directorepfl.ch


Prof. Matteo Dal Peraro
Associate Director of the Institute of Bioengineering
Email: matteo.dalperaroepfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL and ISIC, please consult: epfl.ch, isic.epfl.ch and bioengineering.epfl.ch

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


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