Senior Scientist Position – “NutriExhalomics"

100%, Zurich, temporary

We seek to fill a senior scientist position in the framework of a 6-year project in the areas of on-line exhaled breath analysis and nutrition. This position is intended to provide opportunities for independent research and can develop into a habilitation.

Job description

The primary scientific aim of NutriExhalomics is to apply metabolomics technologies for the quantification and identification of metabolites derived from nutrition and present in exhaled breath. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Agroscope, the national Center of Excellence for research in agriculture and the food sector. Participation in teaching in the Analytical Chemistry curriculum at ETH Zurich, as well as the acquisition of your own research funds are expected.

Your profile

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry or related area
  • Very strong background in analytical chemistry or nutritional science
  • Experience with modern mass spectrometry is an advantage
  • Willingness to take responsibility for larger projects and training of students (Ph.D., M.Sc., and undergraduates)

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.
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Starting date will be in 2020, upon mutual agreement.

We look forward to receiving your online application by January 31, 2020 with the following documents: CV, publication list, and 2 letters of recommendation. Applications can either be submitted through the online application portal or directly to Prof. Renato Zenobi via email or mail.

For further information see ➔ Ambient Mass Spectrometry. For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Renato Zenobi, Tel: +41-44-632 4376 or email:

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