Open Position @UZH: Associate or Full Professor in Bioorganic Chemistry

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The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich invites applications for an

Associate or Full Professor in Bioorganic Chemistry

to join us.

The Department of Chemistry at UZH seeks to appoint a tenured associate or full professor with research interests in the broad area of bioorganic chemistry. We are looking for an outstanding and innovative chemist whose interdisciplinary research includes fields such as the design and synthesis of organic molecules and biologically active compounds, the characterization of complex biological systems through small molecule «chemical probes», biocatalysis and biotransformations for organic synthesis and functional bioorganic materials.

The successful candidate will already have an outstanding track record in his/her chosen field of research. The candidate will contribute to teaching in the broad area of organic chemistry at Bachelor, Master and PhD level in English or German.

The University of Zurich provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Zurich’s scientific environment includes a rich spectrum of research activities across the natural and life sciences to medicine and provides extensive opportunities for collaboration with research groups at the University of Zurich and other leading Swiss research institutions.

The employment conditions for this position follow the legal regulations of the University of Zurich (please see, including part-time options. The Univer-sity of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions (please see Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. The city of Zurich combines a stimulating cultural scene in a modern European city with easy access to beautiful natural surroundings.

Academics with the appropriate qualifications are kindly invited to submit their applications including:

  • a curriculum vitae
  • lists of publications and research funding detailed
  • research plan and teaching concept
  • names and contact details of three referees

Please upload your application to by 15.10.2019. For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Cristina Nevado: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


David Spichiger, SCS