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Tenure track Group Leader position in STRUCTURAL BIOLOGY

Posted by , on 18 January 2023

Location: Basel, Switzerland

Closing Date: 19 March 2023

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) invites applications for a tenure-track group leader position (assistant professor level) in Structural Biology. We encourage applications from candidates who have an innovative research program focused on mechanistic questions that are related to genome regulation, RNA metabolism, or protein homeostasis. We particularly welcome applications from individuals using cutting-edge structural biology approaches.

The position includes a generous start-up package including core funding, relocation expenses, and access to state-of-the-art core facilities. The institute also provides a career mentoring program and assistance with research grant applications. Our vibrant, English-speaking scientific environment offers opportunities for multidisciplinary collaboration with FMI research teams in our focal areas: Genome Regulation, Multicellular Systems and Neurobiology.

The FMI is a world-class biomedical research institute affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. The institute has an international staff of around 330 people from more than 40 countries, including more than 170 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students. The FMI is located in Basel, the third largest city in Switzerland, which has a vibrant cultural scene and is conveniently situated on the borders with France and Germany. Basel is the leading European hub for life sciences with many opportunities in academia, as well as pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. The city is home to a diverse international population and has several multilingual schools.

The FMI is committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and strongly encourages people from under-represented groups to apply. We offer a family friendly work environment and are responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Applications − including a CV, a concise description of research interests and future plans, as well as contact details of three referees − should be submitted to:

Applications close on March 19, 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a symposium and chalk talk at FMI scheduled for the week of June 26, 2023.

For informal inquiries please contact:
Marc Bühler (, Jeff Chao ( or Dirk Schübeler (, FMI Director

Closing Date: 19 March 2023

Scientific fields: Chromatin and epigenetics, Computational and systems biology, Gene regulation, Quantitative biology and modelling

Model systems: C. elegans, Cell culture, Drosophila, Zebrafish, Organoid, Mouse

Duration: Permanent

Minimum qualifications: PhD

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