Group Leader Positions, Tenure Track

WorkplaceBasel, North West Switzerland, Switzerland

The FMI is a leading biomedical research center, hosting around 190 post-doctoral fellows and graduate students who are recruited world-wide. The FMI is affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research. Located in the heart of Europe, Basel offers a rich cultural life and multilingual schools.

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) invites applications for three tenure-track group leader positions (assistant professor level). We are seeking outstanding individuals who address questions of fundamental biological and biomedical importance through innovative, quantitative and interdisciplinary methods.


1. Neuronal Circuit Research For this position we are particularly interested in candidates who will establish a research program exploring neuronal circuit function. Specific research questions may include, but are not limited to, the neuronal circuit implementation of sensory processing , decision-making , cognitive control , attention , social interactions and related topics. Applications addressing theoretical aspects of circuit function are also encouraged. (Details: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

2. Molecular Mechanisms of Biological Systems For this position we especially encourage applications from candidates who explore the function and regulation of biological pathways at the molecular and cellular level . Areas of interest include but are not limited to signaling , gene regulation , genome integrity and metabolism. (Details: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

3. Mechanisms in Multicellularity or Tissue Regulation For this position we especially encourage applications from candidates who investigate mechanisms in multicellularity including tissue formation , organogenesis , aging and regeneration . Approaches may involve but are not limited to the use of organotypic systems , model organisms , bioengineering and/or synthetic biology . (Details: ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">

We offer

Positions include competitive start-up and core funding, as well as access to outstanding core facilities for genomics, proteomics, structure biology, cell sorting, microscopy and image analysis, C. elegans and mouse genetics, and computational biology. Our vibrant, English speaking scientific environment offers opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, with FMI research teams in epigenetics, quantitative biology and neurobiology (for further information see ?" target="_blank" rel="nofollow"> ).

The FMI is committed to raising the proportion of women in science; we thus strongly encourage female researchers to apply.


Applications, including a CV and a concise description of research interests and future plans should be submitted to and include contact details for three referees.

The closing dates for applications are in April, 2018.

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