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Assistenzprofessur für RNA Biology and Disease (Departement Biologie)
The Department of Biology ( www.biol.ethz.ch ) at ETH Zurich invites applications the above-mentioned assistant professorship.
It will be embedded within one of the following institutes depending on the research topic: the Institute of Biochemistry ( www.bc.biol.ethz.ch ), the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biophysics ( www.mol.biol.ethz.ch ) or the Institute of Molecular Health Sciences ( www.imhs.biol.ethz.ch ). In addition, the assistant professor will become a junior principle investigator in the NCCR "RNA and Disease" ( www.nccr-rna-and-disease.ch ). ETH Zurich and the NCCR "RNA and Disease" offer an excellent environment for collaborative projects as well as access to various technology platforms.
This assistant professorship will take responsibility for building a vibrant and internationally visible research programme in the area of RNA Biology and Disease, using chemical, structural, biochemical, cell biological, systems or genetics approaches to generate fundamental new knowledge of how RNA or RNA-Protein complexes contribute to homeostatic mechanisms at a molecular level. The successful candidate will be expected to acquire competitive third party funding and will contribute to teaching activities at the Department of Biology. An outstanding research track record and proven teaching skills are required. The new assistant professor will be expected to teach undergraduate level courses (German or English) and graduate level courses (English).
This assistant professorship has been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the possibility of renewal for an additional three-year period. Towards the end of this appointment, a full professor position at ETH Zurich will be created in the area "RNA and Disease", for which the assistant professor is eligible to apply.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and three of your most important achievements*. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Lino Guzzella. The closing date for applications is 31 July 2016.ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer and is further responsive to the needs of dual career couples. We specifically encourage women to apply.
*ETH Zurich not only supports the quantitative measurement of your achievements but also the qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-off companies or similar.