Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering

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.

ISIC is in particular involved in a national multi-disciplinary effort to promote the development of more sustainable processes for energy and chemical production via a National Centre of Competence in Research, the NCCR catalysis, composed of about 30 research groups at EPFL, ETHZ and further Swiss Institutes and Universities:

We invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position in all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering.

Areas of particular interest are digital chemistry, including but not limited to machine learning and automated laboratories, and biotechnology/synthetic biology related to chemical production.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an outstanding research record. As professor of chemistry or chemical engineering, 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 NCCR catalysis, as part of a multi-disciplinary effort to develop sustainable 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 three references should be submitted in PDF format exclusively via the website


by November 1st, 2020.

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

Enquiries regarding the NCCR catalysis may be addressed to:
Prof. Jerome Waser
co-Director at EPFL
Email: [email protected]

For additional information on EPFL and ISIC, please consult: http://www.epfl.ch or https://www.isic.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.