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Professor for Chemistry of Biomaterials and Polymers (80-100%) and Professor for Biointerfaces (80-100%)

Closing Date
WorkplaceMuttenz, Hofackerstrasse 30, North West Switzerland, Switzerland
Occupation rate
80% - 100%
Job StartApril 2022 or by agreement

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 committed to equal opportunities and the compatibility of a professional career with family. We are supportive of individual employment models, which further strengthen the interaction of our school with industrial partners.


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

Contact and Address

Any questions?
About the position:
Sebastian Wendeborn, Head of Institute, P +41 61 228 55 45, Email: sebastian.wendebornfhnw.ch

About the recruiting process: Désirée Zoller, HR responsible, P +41 61 228 55 45, Email: desiree.zollerfhnw.ch

Your workplace:
School of Life Sciences
Hofackerstrasse 30 4132 Muttenz, Switzerland
Professor (m/f) for Chemistry of Biomaterials and Polymers and Professor (m/f) for Biointerfaces (both 80–100 %)
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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