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Professor in Life Science Engineering

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The School of Life Sciences at EPFL invites applications for a faculty position in life science engineering. Appointments will be at the tenure track assistant professor level. We seek exceptional individuals who will develop and lead a research program at the forefront of the discipline and who will also be committed to excellence in undergraduate and graduate-level teaching.


Approaches include, but are not limited to: synthetic biology, systems biology, computational biology, cellular and tissue engineering, biomaterials, functional genomics, proteomics and metabolomics. Thematic links to research topics at the Institutes of the School of Life Sciences (e.g. cancer, infection, immunology, metabolism, neuroscience, neurorehabilitation) are encouraged.

The candidate will teach in the Life Sciences Engineering curriculum, thus the ability of the candidate to teach STEM subjects and/or bioengineering topics will be a key selection criterion.

We offer

EPFL attracts top students from all over the world and offers competitive salaries, generous research funding, start-up envelopes and world-class research infrastructure.

Contact and Address

Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, a synopsis of major accomplishments, and a concise statement of future research agenda and teaching interests, along with the contacts of 3-5 referees who are ready to supply their letter upon request. Applications should be uploaded as PDF files to the recruitment web site:


Screening will start on December 15th, 2023.

Questions can be addressed to:
Prof. Felix Naef
Chair of the Faculty Recruiting Committee
Email: life-sci-eng-searchepfl.ch

For more information on our school, please visit https://www.epfl.ch, https://sv.epfl.ch

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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