Professor (m/f) for Chemistry of Biomaterials and Polymers
and Professor (m/f) for Biointerfaces (both 80–100 %)
School of Life Sciences FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics
Flexibility, self-determination, creativity, interdisciplinarity - our mission
Your tasks
To strengthen and expand the expertise of Biomaterials and Biointerfaces in Life Sciences, the Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics at the School for Life Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland invites applications for two tenured professor positions. The positions will include the following tasks:
  • build and lead an independent research group at the forefront of applied and translational research at the interface between material chemistry and life sciences topics (e.g. in the field of biocompatible materials and coatings, bioimaging, biointerfaces and biomimetics, drug and gene delivery systems, advanced polymers and biopolymers, and hydrogels, e.g. for bioprinting and nanomedicine)
  • foster interactions within the school and collaborative research with regional, national and international industrial and academic research partners
  • activities towards start-up company creation are encouraged
  • increase the visibility of the School of Life Sciences in the scientific and industrial community by participating in professional networks, conferences and by maintaining a strong publication record
  • engaged teaching activities of the School of Life Sciences with a clear link to your research activities
Your profile
Applicants should have a strong scientific background, a passion to teach and supervise students and interact with peers, co-workers and project partners. Furthermore, we expect:
  • PhD in polymer chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, material sciences or another relevant area
  • proven record of applied research achievements, ideally with more than five years of industrial experience including team and project leadership
  • good knowledge of German and English (teaching language for the bachelor’s degree program is German, for the master’s English)
  • further training in higher education didactics or willingness to acquire this in the first few years
Your prospects:
The FHNW School of Life Sciences offers state-of-the-art technical, laboratory and office facilities. Contributing to the school’s highly motivating working environment – which is second to none – are its collaboration with a large number of companies and institutions in Switzerland and abroad, a widely varied programme of scientific events, and daily contact with young students in research and teaching. The FHNW is also committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of private and professional life. We are supportive of individual employment models, which further strengthen the interaction of our school with industrial partners.
Your benefits:


Wide range of university sports

Cultural programme of lectures, concerts, theatre and films

Established implementation of equal pay

Thesis projects for the targeted promotion of doctorates

Sabbaticals for professors' personal research and practical projects

300 hours of flat-rate time allowances for continuing education, administration and university development

Start Date: immediately.
Your workplace
Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW
Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz
Any questions?
About the position:

Sebastian Wendeborn, Head of Institute, Contact: +41 61 228 55 45

About the recruiting process:

Désirée Zoller, HR Manager, Contact: +41 61 228 57 28

Will you soon belong to our team? We look forward to your application (cover letter, CV, list of publications & patent) as well as a short description of your three most significant accomplishments and a description of future research interest before 15 August 2021.
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