Professor of Data Science in Applied Life Sciences (80–100 %)
School of Life Sciences FHNW, Institute for Chemistry and Bioanalytics
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Your tasks
In order to expand our R&D and teaching activities in Data Science in Applied Life Sciences, the Institute of Chemistry and Bioanalytics invites applications for a permanent professor position. Your tasks include:
  • setting up and leading an independent research group
  • designing and applying innovative data-based approaches to a broad spectrum of practical problems in the field of life sciences (e.g. chemistry and biology, analytics, process and pharmaceutical technologies and environmental sciences)
  • promoting collaboration within the university as well as joint research with regional, national and international industrial and academic partners
  • publishing scientific articles and actively participating in professional networks and conferences to increase the visibility of the university in the scientific and industrial community
  • committed contributions to teaching in the university with a clear link to your research activities as well as to the goals of the university
Your profile
You share our enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring students as well as for collaborating in applied R&D with colleagues, university staff and project partners. You have wide-ranging and in-depth expertise that you use constructively and are constantly expanding. In addition, we expect:
  • doctorate in the mathematical or science field
  • excellent knowledge in computer or data science, digitization, automation or applied mathematics, as well as a strong interest in life science issues
  • outstanding track record in applied research, ideally with at least five years of industrial experience in staff and project management
  • strong command of written and spoken English and German
  • university teaching qualification or the willingness to acquire this during the first years of employment
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 strongly encourage women to apply. We support individual employment models that further strengthen our school's interaction with industry 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: by agreement.
Your workplace
Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW
Hofackerstrasse 30
4132 Muttenz
Any questions?
About the position:

Prof. Dr. 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 before 22 November 2021.
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