Professor of Experimental Physical or Analytical Chemistry

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. Research within its Institute of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering (ISIC) includes synthetic and biological chemistry, chemical engineering and physical, analytical and theoretical chemistry.

We invite applications for a tenured professor position in Experimental Physical or Analytical Chemistry.

Areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, the development of new methods for characterisation of molecules or materials, potentially in relation to applications in renewable energy and storage, sustainable chemical production, or development of therapeutics. The laboratories of the chair are located in Sion at the Valais campus of EPFL.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an outstanding research record. As a professor of chemistry, the successful candidate is expected to initiate and develop a creative research and teaching program at the forefront of the discipline. They will participate actively in the development of the Institute, as part of a multi-disciplinary effort to develop chemistry at the national and international level.

Significant start-up resources, research budget (including a fixed annual budget for salaries and consumables) and state-of-the-art research infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive. We offer a highly international environment that is multi-lingual and multi-cultural.

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 five references who are ready to supply their letter upon request should be submitted in PDF format exclusively via the website

by October 15, 2021.

Enquiries regarding the position may be addressed to:
Prof. Nicolai Cramer
Director of the Institute of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at EPFL
Email: [email protected]
Prof. Lyndon Emsley
Email: [email protected]

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EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly institution. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. It strongly encourages women to apply.