Faculty Position in Interdisciplinary Cancer Research

The School of Life Sciences of EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) invites applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in the field of Interdisciplinary Cancer Research.

This search is part of major initiatives in the Lake Geneva region to promote cancer research, which is increasingly driven by integrating research from different fields ranging from basic sciences (life sciences, physics, chemistry and engineering) to clinical research and treatment.

The successful candidate will: join the faculty of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) http://isrec.epfl.ch; develop an independent internationally prominent research program in the broad domain of interdisciplinary cancer research and its potential therapeutic applications; participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching; and supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Candidates may work in any cancer-related area, including cancer genetics, functional genomics and genome instability, epigenetic regulation of cancer genotypes, cancer metabolism, computational cancer genetics, bioengineering of cell-based therapies and oncolytic viruses, and synthetic biology, systems biology, chemical biology of cancer. Expertise in data science is also encouraged.

The successful candidate will be a part of EPFL’s cancer research institute (ISREC), and is expected to perform and coordinate highly interactive biomedical research, reaching out and taking advantage of EPFL’s interdisciplinary campus (Schools of Basic Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Communication Technologies) and its involvement in the multi-institutional Swiss Cancer Center Leman, which brings together EPFL, the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, and clinical and translational research components of the University Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva.

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications (annotated to indicate the candidate’s contributions) 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 can provide letters of recommendations. Applications should be uploaded as PDF files to the recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on January 8, 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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

For additional information on EPFL, the ISREC institute and the school of life sciences, please consult: www.epfl.ch, 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.