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Tenure Track Group Leader Position in MULTICELLULAR SYSTEMS

Posted by , on 28 September 2020

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) invites applications for a tenure-track group leader position (assistant professor level). We encourage applications from candidates who have an innovative research program on questions related to mechanisms of development, regeneration and disease. Applications from individuals using quantitative and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome.

The position includes competitive start-up and core funding, as well as access to outstanding in-house core facilities for genomics, proteomics, structure biology, cell sorting, microscopy and image analysis, C. elegans, Hydra and mouse genetics, and computational biology. 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 epigenetics, quantitative biology, tissue biology and neurobiology. For further information visit

The FMI is a leading biomedical research institute affiliated with the University of Basel and the Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research. It hosts around 190 postdoctoral fellows and graduate students recruited worldwide, and has a widely diverse international staff representing over 40 nationalities. We strongly believe that the best science comes out of a work culture that respects and appreciates individual differences and supports everyone to achieve their full potential. For the work-life balance of our employees, we offer flexible working hours and a teleworking program. We provide a supportive and family-friendly environment in which to develop ambitious and original research.

We offer financial support for relocation and settling in. The FMI is located in Basel, the third largest city in Switzerland, in the heart of Europe. Basel is home to a diverse international population and offers a rich cultural life and several multilingual schools.

The FMI is committed to raising the proportion of women in science; we thus strongly encourage female researchers to apply. The Institute is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Applications, including a CV, a concise description of research interests and future plans, and contact details for three referees should be submitted at:

The closing date for applications is November 18, 2020.

Pre-interviews will take December 14, 2020.

For informal inquiries please contact:

Dr. Prisca Liberali (, Head of search committee or Dr. Dirk Schübeler (, FMI Director

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