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Assistant Professorship tenure track in Biomacromolecular NMR Spectroscopy

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The Faculty of Science at the University of Zurich (UZH) invites applications for the:

Assistant Professorship tenure track in Biomacromolecular NMR Spectroscopy

We are seeking candidates with an excellent track record and the potential to establish an internationally leading research group in biomacromolecular NMR. Their research program shall advance both method development and applications in a modern field of biochemistry and / or structural biology, making use of the new 1.2 GHz NMR spectrometer at UZH, to which they will have prime access. The leading-edge instrument will be integrated in the Swiss High-field NMR Facility. The future professor is expected to take an active and growingly leading role in this and other networks at the national and international level.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Chemistry (IfC) and will have extensive opportunities for interaction and collaboration with other research groups at UZH and, more generally, in Zurich’s rich and diverse research environment. They will contribute to the teaching offered by IfC with lectures and practical courses at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level, in particular on NMR spectroscopy, its theory and applications. Active participation in the academic self-administration of the University is further expected.

UZH sees researchers as modern leaders who conduct excellent research – taking into account the Open Science principles – through their research projects and the promotion of excellent junior researchers who help shape a future-oriented University with innovative research-based teaching.

UZH provides generous research support, including dedicated funds for personnel, running expenses, and competitive start-up packages. Additionally, the successful applicant is expected to acquire external research funding. Zurich’s scientific environment encompasses a rich spectrum of diverse activities.

Assistant professors tenure track are typically evaluated for tenure after 6 years. The employment conditions for this position follow UZH’s legal regulations, including part-time options. UZH is an equal-opportunities employer, and the Faculty of Science, in particular, strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Care-time interruptions are considered during the evaluation of applicants of all genders.

Zurich’s open-minded and family-friendly city combines the vibrant cultural scene in a modern European city with convenient access to its beautiful natural surroundings.

Applicants are kindly invited to submit their applications, which should include:

– a cover letter (max. 1 page)

– a curriculum vitae, including teaching and supervisory track-record; outreach activities; and a list of acquired research funding including role and amount awarded to them; with date of submission

– a description of their relevant research outputs for this application and their importance for the field (at most five outputs, max. 1 page in total)

– a research plan describing their mid-term scientific strategy and expected impact (max. 2 pages)

– a teaching reflection on their educational values, tools and methods, and their potential contribution to the curriculum development at UZH (max. 1 page)

– a description of their track-record and/or planned measures towards diversity, equality, and inclusion (max. 1 page)

– a list of publications and other research outputs

– a copy of their PhD certificate

  • Please note that page limitations do not include references.
  • The evaluation processes at UZH and its Faculty of Science follow the DORA recommendations for assessing research quality and impact. Applicants are thus asked to refrain from referring to non-personal measures such as impact factors.
  • Please upload your application to (via the ‘Apply’ button above) by 10th September 2023.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Peter Hamm ([email protected]).

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