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Tenure-track assistant professor in Tissue Assembly, Physiology, and Engineering

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Tissue Assembly, Physiology, and Engineering. This position will be supported by the Biozentrum ( and the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) "AntiResist: New Approaches to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria" (2020-2032; The Biozentrum is one of the leading Life Sciences Institutes in the world. It investigates how molecules and cells create life, spanning the scale from atom to organism. The NCCR "AntiResist", whose home institution is the University of Basel, is a Swiss-wide interdisciplinary center for infection biology and antibiotic research.

We seek an imaginative and creative early career scientist who will bring his/her expertise in tissue assembly, physiology, and engineering to important problems in biology and medicine.

Your position
The new professor will complement and enhance the research portfolio of the Biozentrum and the NCCR "AntiResist", as well as the broader Basel Life Sciences Community, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Your profile
Applicants should have an outstanding track record of research accomplishments. We are interested in candidates with expertise in areas such as tissue development, organization, physiology, or engineering, stem cell biology, organogenesis or organoids. The candidate should have an interest in developing tissue models for human infections, and collaborate with basic and applied researchers to explore fundamental questions in biology and medicine.

We offer
We offer a very generous research endowment, including support for students, postdocs, technicians and consumables, and state-of-the-art core facilities. The Biozentrum accommodates 30 research groups and 250 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. The NCCR "AntiResist" comprises a network of academic institutions and collaborating companies in Basel, Zurich and Lausanne consisting of 29 research groups spanning five major disciplines: clinical medicine, engineering, biology, chemistry, and computational biology. The research environment of the Biozentrum and the NCCR "AntiResist" is a stimulating and vibrant environment offering unique opportunities for a wide range of collaborations across disciplines and with other departments. 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.

Applications (including CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation, and a two-page summary of past, present and future research) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and submitted online as one single PDF via During online submission, applicants are asked to request three referees to submit confidential letters of reference. Requests for further information may be addressed to Alex Schier (alex.schierunibasch) regarding the Biozentrum of University of Basel and Christoph Dehio (christoph.dehiounibasch) regarding NCCR "AntiResist".

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 20, 2021. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. We are keenly interested in diversifying our faculty and encourage applications from female candidates.