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Faculty Position in Cancer Research with focus on Chemical / Bio-engineering

WorkplaceLausanne, Lake Geneva region, Switzerland

The School of Life Sciences of EPFL (Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne) invites applications for a

tenure track assistant professor position in the field of Cancer Chemical / Bio-engineering.

This search is part of major initiatives in the Lake Geneva region to study the mechanisms of cancer development and progression with an application to therapy, using and developing advanced technologies that bridges the fields of chemistry, biology and engineering to study fundamental processes in cancer and or identify novel therapeutic targets and drugs to treat cancer.


The successful candidate will: join the faculty of the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research (ISREC) ?url=http%3A%2F%2Fisrec.epfl.ch&module=jobs&id=206106" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=http%3A%2F%2Fisrec.epfl.ch&module=jobs&id=206106" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://isrec.epfl.ch; develop an independent internationally prominent research program in the broad domain of chemical biology and bio-engineering of cancer and its potential therapeutic applications; commit to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels; and supervise PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.

The successful candidate will be a part of EPFL’s cancer research institute (ISREC), and is expected to perform and coordinate highly interactive biomedical research, reaching out and taking advantage of EPFL’s interdisciplinary campus (Schools of Basic Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Communication Technologies) and its involvement in the multi-institutional Swiss Cancer Center Leman, which brings together EPFL, the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva, and clinical and translational research components of the University Hospitals of Lausanne and Geneva. The School of Life Sciences currently has five broad strategic aims: Organoid bioengineering, structural biology, biological data science, environmental biology, and Neuro-X.


Candidates may work in any cancer-related area, including development of chemical probes that interfere with or label growth controlling proteins, engineering of defined functionalized matrices to study patient derived tumoroids, or in computational and structural biology with the aim to transform large numbers of un-druggable human proteins into pharmacological targets, tumor evolution, and tumor escape mechanisms.

Contact and Address

Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications ( annotated to indicate the candidate’s contributions ) a synopsis of major accomplishments, and a concise statement of future research agenda and teaching interests, along with the contact information of at least three references who are ready to supply their letter upon request.

Applications should be uploaded as PDF files to the recruitment web site:

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on January 8, 2022, and continue until the position is filled.

Enquiries may be sent to:
Prof. Freddy Radtke
Search Committee Chair
E-mail : cancer.researchepfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, the ISREC institute and the school of life sciences, please consult: www.epfl.ch , sv.epfl.ch

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.


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