Faculty position in Green Synthesis and Bioengineering

The Schools of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) and Life Sciences at EPFL invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor to hold the Lonza Chair in Green Synthesis and Bioengineering as part of a joint position within the Institutes of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) and of Bioengineering (IBI).  

Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the development of transformative green chemistry methods, in particular by the design of synthetic biology pathways, via metabolic engineering and/or by the development of in silico and artificial intelligence approaches. Applications of interest include bioengineering solutions for the development of environment-friendly and/or high-throughput chemical synthesis tools, pharmaceutical compounds and biologics. 

Candidates should be committed to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. As a joint faculty member of the Schools of Basic Sciences and Life Sciences, the successful candidate is expected to initiate and develop a creative research program at the forefront of the discipline. Significant start-up resources, research budget and state-of-the-art research infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive. We offer a highly international environment that is multilingual and multicultural. 

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statement of research and teaching interests, as well as the names and addresses (including email) of at least three references who are ready to supply their letter of reference upon request, should be submitted in PDF format exclusively via the website:


by October 15th 2023.


Enquiries regarding the position may be addressed to:

Prof. Nicolai Cramer
Director of the Institute of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
Chair of the Search Committee
Email: [email protected]  


Prof. Matteo Dal Peraro
Associate Director of the Institute of Bioengineering
Co-chair of the Search Committee
Email: [email protected]


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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.