Faculty Position in Experimental Physics of Biological Systems

The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) at EPFL seeks to appoint a tenure track Assistant Professor in the area of Experimental Physics of Biological Systems.   The appointment is solicited at the Tenure Track level, but in exceptional cases, appointments at other ranks will be considered as well.

We seek applicants that will strengthen the EPFL endeavor in the Physics of Biology. Of particular interest are areas such as emergent properties from molecular to organismal scales, and novel quantitative approaches. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate’s research over any particular specialization.

Candidates should hold a PhD and have an excellent record of scientific accomplishments. In addition, commitment to teaching general physics courses at the undergraduate level, and specialized courses at the Master’s and doctoral levels are expected.  Proficiency in French is not required, but a willingness to learn the language is expected.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of lake Geneva, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus with world-class infrastructure, including high performance computing, bio-imaging, electron microscopy, and cleanroom facilities.

As a technical university covering the entire spectrum of science and engineering, EPFL offers a fertile environment for research cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English serving as a common interface.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a concise statement of research (3 pages) and teaching interests (1 page), and the contact information of at least three references.

Applications should be uploaded in PDF form by October 9th, 2020 to


Enquiries may be addressed to:
Prof. Harald Brune
Chairman of the Search Committee

E-mail: [email protected]

For additional information, please consult sb.epfl.ch, iphys.epfl.ch, sv.epfl.ch, cmi.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.