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

Assistant Professor Tenure Track in Next Generation Synthesis

We are seeking for candidates with an outstanding track record to build an internationally recognized research program in organic synthesis. While all areas of organic chemistry will be considered, upon equal qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with an interest in technology-driven synthesis, new molecular concepts, molecular systems engineering, «on-demand» synthesis, or new molecular frameworks. The selected candidate is expected to lead an independent research group and to participate in teaching chemistry at all levels of the BSc, MSc and PhD programs. The University of Zurich has an established program for career progression allowing promotion to associate and full professor upon successful evaluation.

The University of Zurich provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses and competitive start-up packages. Moreover, the successful applicant is expected to acquire external research funding. Zurich’s scientific environment encompasses a rich spectrum of diverse activities spanning physical to biomedical research that 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 (see www.prof.uzh.ch/de.html), which include part-time options. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions (see https://www.mnf.uzh.ch/en/mnf-gleichstellung.html). 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 a beautiful natural landscape.

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

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

Please address your application to Prof. Roland Sigel, Dean of the Faculty of Science.

Upload your application files to http://www.mnf.uzh.ch/ngs by 22 Feburary 2019.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Karl Gademann (email: ).


David Spichiger, SCS