Assistant Professor of of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine
University of Geneva

Assistant Professor Position

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Geneva
( is seeking to host and support candidates who are aiming at
submitting an application for a SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowship (Deadline February 1,
2020), an application within the PRIMA program for excellent women researchers (Deadline November
1, 2019), or an ERC starting grant (Deadline October 14, 2019).

The successful candidate will conduct an independent line of research in Geneva to strengthen
fundamental research in one of the existing disciplines of the department, e.g., Bacteriology,
Parasitology, or Virology.

SNSF Eccellenza Professorial Fellowships are aimed at researchers who have a doctorate or
equivalent qualification pursuing an academic career. The grant includes the PI's salary as well as
project funds of up to 1 Mio CHF for five years (
PRIMA grants are aimed at excellent women researchers who show a high potential for obtaining
a professorship. PRIMA grants cover the grantee's salary and project costs for a five-year period

ERC starting grants are designed to support excellent researchers of any nationality with 2-7
years of experience since completion of PhD and who are starting to develop an independent career.
The grant includes the PI's salary as well as project funds of up to 1.5 Mio Euros for five years

The successful candidate will hold the rank of a non-tenure track assistant professor at the Faculty of
medicine and receive institutional support. Woman scientists are encouraged to apply, as the University
of Geneva takes appropriate measures in favor of the underrepresented gender.
Please send your application including a one-page project description and CV (two pages maximum)
to no later than July 31, 2019.

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