September 01st 2023
ETH Zurich Seeks Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Computational Medical Genomics
The Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-mentioned position. D-BSSE is located in Basel, providing excellent opportunities for collaboration within this strong life science research community at the academic, clinical and pharmaceutical industry levels. The main research focus of the Department is the understanding, modeling, and engineering of systems for biomedical applications. The professorship will also be embedded within the newly established Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH), which aims to provide innovative and translational solutions for child and adolescent health. Collaborations within the medical research communities in Basel and Zurich are highly encouraged.
The future Assistant Professor is expected to develop a strong and visible research program in the area of methods and tools development in computational biology and bioinformatics for medical applications. A candidate capable of advancing statistical and computational modeling of genomics data and translating models, methods, and findings into clinical applications is sought. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to, computational genomics and multi-omics data integration, human genomics and rare diseases, medical genomics in clinical trials, and computational genomics for advanced therapies. The candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in Computational Biology, Medical Genomics, Computational Science, Data Science, or related disciplines, and demonstrated evidence of the ability to develop novel statistical and machine learning methods for genomic datasets. Further, a strong publication record reflecting innovative, interdisciplinary, translational, and collaborative approaches to important problems related to medical genomics is expected. She or he should demonstrate a strong interest in clinical applications and a clear ambition to pursue research that is directly relevant to childhood health and medicine. At the assistant professor level, commitment to teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected.
Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities.
ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements*, and a certificate of the highest degree. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 31 October 2023.
*ETH Zurich emphasizes qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-off companies or similar.