The School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), a member institution of the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), offers bilingual study programs at the BA and MA levels. On behalf of its BioFactory Competence Center (BCC), the HEIA-FR invites applications to fill the position of: 

Director of the BioFactory Competence Center (BCC) and Full Professor UAS 

The BCC is active in the areas of bioprocesses, biochemistry and biotechnologies. It offers: 

  • A range of continuing education courses for which the BCC establishes contact with target audiences and manages the entire service 
  • Contributions to the Chemistry Department of the HEIA-FR in the form of laboratories, courses, and student projects in its areas of activity 
  • Services and aR&D projects in its areas of activity, in coordination with other institutes of the HEIA-FR 

Mission and Scope of Activities 

  • Management and planning of the BCC’s personnel, finances, infrastructure, contractual relations and communication, in subsidiarity with relevant services, departments and institutes of the HEIA-FR 
  • Development of the BCC’s education and research activities, including acquisition of participants and of training provision mandates from companies 
  • Contribution to the strategic planning of the BCC 
  • Leading role and active involvement in the implementation of practical and theoretical courses 
  • Acquisition, planning, execution and promotion of externally-funded applied research projects 
  • Teaching duties in the Chemistry Department of the HEIA-FR 

Your profile 

  • Doctoral degree with research experience in biotechnology or bioprocess engineering 
  • Experience in the market for custom training services in the life sciences and particularly in the field of bioprocesses 
  • A marked interest in teaching coupled with good pedagogical skills 
  • Experience in project and resource management 
  • Proficiency in French, German and English 

Additional information 

  • Activity rate: 80-100% 
  • The HEIA-FR is committed to an equal opportunity recruitment policy. 
  • For details, contact Patrick Favre-Perrod, Deputy Director in charge of aR&D, tel. 026 429 65 88 
  • Job starting date: immediately or to be agreed 
  • Application deadline : October 16, 2022 

Interested? Send in your complete application by clicking here or via the following link :  


David Spichiger, SCS