Open Position at Uni Basel: Professor in Nanomaterials

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The Department of Chemistry of the University of Basel in Switzerland is inviting applications for a

Professorship in Nanomaterials.

The Department shares with the University the focal areas nano- and life sciences as well as energy research. Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research approaches are particularly supported by the Swiss Nanoscience Institute.

Your position

An ideal research profile should complement both the Department's portfolio and the NCCR Molecular Systems Engineering initiative. He or she will be engaged in the self-management of the Department, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The position can be filled either at the assistant (tenure-track) or the associate professor level. The University of Basel has an established program for career progression allowing promotion to associate and full professor upon successful evaluation.

Your profile

The successful candidate will have an internationally recognized research program, an outstanding publication record, strong communication and teaching skills. We are particularly interested in exceptional candidates developing, characterizing, and exploring inorganic nanomaterials.

We offer you

The Department of Chemistry offers an internationally competitive research facility in an inspiring and supportive scientific environment. The Department is located near the center of Basel, a town which provides a stimulating and supportive atmosphere for interdisciplinary research thanks to the strong presence of science institutes as well as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries.

Application / Contact

Applications, including CV, list of publications and a short research summary, should be sent by email as a single pdf to Prof. Dr. Martin Spiess, Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Basel, Klingelbergstrasse 50, 4056 Basel, Switzerland ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). For informal inquiries please contact Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 30, 2018. The University of Basel is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.



David Spichiger, SCS