Faculty Position in Infectious Diseases and Immunology

The School of Life Sciences of the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and its Global Health Institute invite applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professor position in Infection Biology & Immunology.

We are seeking candidates with an excellent track record in any field related to the infection  with viruses.  This includes, but is not limited to, research related to regulatory and mechanistic aspects of viral infection and immune responses, emerging viruses, epidemiology, diagnostic tool development, drug discovery, and vaccinology. Candidates addressing fundamental biological or biomedical questions by developing experimental and/or computational/ modeling approaches are particularly encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will develop an independent research program, participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, as well as supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

The successful candidate will join a diverse, interactive, and interdisciplinary life science research community. The School of Life Sciences fosters interactions with other relevant domains of the EPFL, such as the Schools of Basic Sciences, Engineering, Environmental sciences, or Computer sciences.

Significant start-up resources, research budget, and state-of-the-art research infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive.

Applications should provide a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a synopsis of main accomplishments, a concise statement of the future research agenda, and their teaching interests, along with the name, position, and email addresses of at least three references. Applications should be uploaded as PDF files to the recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on January 15, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be sent to:
Prof. Bruno Lemaitre
Search Committee Chair
E-mail: [email protected]

For additional information on EPFL and the Global Health Institute and the School of Life Sciences, please consult: www.epfl.ch, www.epfl.ch/schools/sv/ghi/

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.