Professorship of Molecular Life Sciences

University of Zurich Department of Molecular Life Sciences


Department of Molecular Life Sciences

Eccellenza Professorship in Molecular Life Sciences

The Department of Molecular Life Sciences (DMLS) at the University of Zurich wishes to sponsor SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships for outstanding researchers in the field of multicellular biology.

The Department of Molecular Life Sciences provides a lively and supportive scientific environment where a wide range of cutting-edge approaches – including quantitative imaging, functional genomics, bioinformatics and computer simulations – are applied to investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of living systems. Current research topics include cellular dynamics and organ differentiation, systems biology, viral infection and neuronal development and function (DMLS Website)

In order to be eligible for an SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship, applicants should possess one of the following: Swiss nationality, a Swiss higher education degree or at least two years' research experience at a Swiss higher education institution. Further information on the SNSF Eccellenza Program can be found at the SNF Eccellenza website.

Interested candidates should submit a description of research interests with clearly defined future aims (not exceeding five pages), a cover letter, CV and contact details of 3 referees by September 15th directly to Darren Gilmour Darren Gilmour or Francesca Peri Francesca Peri, or by using the 'Apply now' button below. We strongly encourage applications from female researchers. Interviews will take place in October 2020. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the initial interviews will be held via video conference.

For further information please contact Darren Gilmour or Francesca Peri.


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