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Chemist with a focus on material science and (bio-)catalysis

100%, Basel, fixed-term

The Biotechnology and Bioengineering group directed by Prof. Martin Fussenegger at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the ETH Zurich in Basel is offering a Post-Doc position for research projects in the field of engineering mammalian cells for therapeutic applications.

The D-BSSE is the first truly interdisciplinary research unit of ETH Zurich where theory, experimental biology and engineering groups team up to foster advances in Systems Biology, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. With its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the D-BSSE is situated in the heart of the Biovalley, a tri-national region hosting 40% of the global life science industry including several pharma giants, which provides a unique environment for high-leverage translational research.

Job description

Our group uses state-of-the-art Synthetic Biology principles to develop cell-based therapies for cancer as well as metabolic, autoimmune and infectious diseases. Please consult our webpage and published work for further information: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=fussenegger+m. Capitalizing on material science and (bio-)catalysis we plan to expand the classical metabolism of mammalian cells by designing synthetic pathways, shunts and small-molecular compound production using smart materials and inorganic (nano)catalysts to foster advances for biomedical and environmental applications.

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The successful candidate is exceptionally motivated to work at the interface of chemical and biological engineering and highly skilled in the practical application and implementation of new technologies in a lab. Additionally, we expect an outstanding publication record as well as the ambition to pursue an academic career or initiate spin -off activities.

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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Interested?

We look forward to receiving your online application including CV, full study record, publication list, a motivation letter (please include your technical and interpersonal skills) as well as three letters of recommendation (if available). Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For additional questions please contact the head of the group Professor Martin Fussenegger by mail: martin.fussenegger@bsse.ethz.ch (no applications).

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