Paternot Faculty Chair in Interdisciplinary Cancer Research

The School of Life Sciences of EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) invites applications for a Full or Associate 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 to clinical spheres. We are primarily seeking highly accomplished mid-career candidates, although in exceptional cases more junior candidates will be considered.

The successful candidate will develop an independent internationally prominent research program in the broad domain of interdisciplinary cancer research and its potential therapeutic applications, will participate in both undergraduate and graduate teaching, and will supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. Candidates may work on a wide range of cancer-specific areas including but not limited to: 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, or the chemical biology of cancer.

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. This includes reaching out to EPFL’s interdisciplinary campus (Schools of Basic Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Communication Technologies) and to Swiss Cancer Center Leman, which brings together EPFL, the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva and clinical departments of the Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva.

This chair will be financed by the ISREC Foundation, which actively supports cancer research since 1964, most recently through the AGORA building which hosts the core of the Swiss Cancer Center Leman.

Applications include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a synopsis of major accomplishments, and a concise statement of future research agenda and teaching interests, along with the name, address and e-mail of at least five references. Applications should be uploaded as PDF files to the recruitment web site:

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on 19 April 2021, and continue until the position is filled.

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