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SNSF Eccellenza Assistant Professor

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel is looking to sponsor applicants for Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships from the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF). Eccellenza Fellows will be appointed as non-tenure track Assistant Professors at the University of Basel. Candidates exploring fundamental questions in modern biology will be considered. Per Eccellenza requirements, candidates performed at least two years of research activity at a Swiss Research Centre, or have Swiss nationality or a Swiss higher education degree.

Your profile
You have an outstanding research record and are looking to develop your independent group within the Biozentrum and the broader Basel Life Sciences Community. You have strong communication skills and will contribute to teaching. For eligibility to apply for Eccellenza grants, see

We offer
We will host your application for a SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship. Eccellenza covers your salary and provides project funds of up to 1,000,000 Swiss francs for a five-year period. We will complement this support by a generous research endowment, laboratory facilities, administrative support, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. The Biozentrum consists of 32 research groups with 220 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from more than 50 countries researching in fields ranging from structural, computational, cellular and developmental biology to microbiology and neuroscience. Basel is the home of a vibrant international life sciences community and provides a high standard of living and a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Applications should be submitted as a single pdf that includes a short motivation letter, CV, two-page summary of current and proposed research, and contact details of 3 referees. Applications can be uploaded at For informal inquiries please contact Dr. Simone Grumbacher at simone.grumbacher(at)unibasto make life hard for spam

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 23, 2020.