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Professor for Cell Engineering (80–100%)

WorkplaceMuttenz, Hofackerstrasse 30, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job Startby agreement.

Teaching, research and practice - we connect


Your tasks Modern genetic engineering enables the targeted manipulation of cells to produce active substances or map disease models. The Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics aims to expand teaching and research activities in this area.

The job:
  • setting up and managing an independent research group
  • applied research in molecular and cell biology, focused on cell development for assays and disease models
  • development and production of active substances using cellular engineering and biotechnology methods
  • promoting collaboration within the university and joint research with regional, national and international industrial and academic partners
  • active participation in professional networks, at conferences, as well as publishing scientific articles in order to increase the visibility of the university in the scientific and industrial community
  • dedicated contribution to teaching at the School of Life Sciences, with clear links to your research and to the university’s goals


Your profile You have wide-ranging and in-depth expertise in the field of cell engineering. Additionally, you share our enthusiasm for teaching and supervising students as well as for working with your colleagues, other staff and project partners.

We expect:
  • PhD and first-rate knowledge in molecular biology, cell biology, systems biology or related fields
  • outstanding track record in applied research, ideally with at least 5 years of industry experience in staff and project management
  • higher education teaching qualification or willingness to acquire this during the first years of employment
  • good written and spoken English and German language skills
  • keen interest in diverse issues in the field of life sciences

We offer

Your prospects: The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school’s highly motivating working environment – which is second to none – are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life. We support individual employment models that further strengthen our school‘s interaction with industry partners.

Contact and Address

Your workplace Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW
Hofackerstrasse 30

Any questions? About the position:

Sebastian Wendeborn, Head of Institute, Contact: +41 61 228 55 45

About the recruiting process:

Désirée Zoller, HR Manager, Contact: +41 61 228 57 28

Will you soon belong to our team? Please submit your application (incl. cover letter, CV, list of publications & patents and a 4–6 page summary of your research) before 31st July 2022.


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