Assistant / Associate Professor of Structural Biology and Biophysics
University of Basel

Assistant/Associate Professor in Structural Biology and Biophysics

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship or a tenured associate professorship in cellular structural biology and biophysics. Candidates exploring fundamental questions in modern biology by structural and biophysical techniques including cryo-electron tomography/microscopy or other groundbreaking technologies will be considered.

Your position

The new professor should have a strong research record and excellent communication skills, will complement and enhance the research portfolio of the Biozentrum as well as the broader Basel Life Sciences Community, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.

Your profile

We are interested in candidates using innovative approaches to explore fundamental questions in biology. They should have a visionary research program and be experts in structural and biophysical methods including cryo-electron tomography/microscopy or other groundbreaking technologies.

We offer you

We offer a very generous research endowment, including support for students, postdocs, technicians and consumables, and state-of-the-art core facilities. The Biozentrum consists of 30 research groups and 250 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from more than 50 countries researching in fields ranging from structural, computational, cellular and developmental biology to microbiology and neuroscience. Basel is the home of a vibrant international life sciences community and provides a high standard of living and a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Application / Contact

Applications should be submitted online via as a single pdf (including a short motivation letter addressed to Prof. Martin Spiess, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Basel; CV; list of publications; and a two-page summary of past, current and future research). During online submission, applicants have to name three referees who will be asked for confidential letters of reference. For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Alex Schier (

The deadline for receipt of applications is September 15, 2020. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity.

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