Post-Doc Position for Synthetic Biology-Inspired Therapies

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 03 Oct 2021

The Biotechnology and Bioengineering group directed by Prof. Martin Fussenegger at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering (D-BSSE) of the ETH Zurich in Basel is recruiting a Post-Doc for research projects in the fields of personalized medicine and bioelectronics.

The D-BSSE is the first truly interdisciplinary research unit of the ETH Zurich where theory, experimental biology and engineering groups team up to foster advances in Systems Biology, Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology. With its headquarters in Basel, Switzerland, the D-BSSE is situated in the heart of the Biovalley, a tri-national region hosting 40% of the global life science industry including several pharma giants, which provides a unique environment for high-leverage translational research.

Job description

The projects involve developing novel synthetic biology-inspired engineering principles to program mammalian cells and shape the biomedical applications of the future. Our group uses state-of-the-art Synthetic Biology principles to develop cell-based therapies for the treatment of cancer as well as metabolic, autoimmune and infectious diseases. Please consult our webpage and published work for further information: .

Your profile

You are exceptionally motivated to work at the interface of electrical and genetic engineering and highly skilled in standard molecular and cell biology techniques and/or has experience in cultivating/differentiating human stem cells. Additionally, we expect an outstanding publication record as well as the ambition to pursue an academic career or initiate spin-off activities.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application including:

  • a motivation letter (please include your technical and interpersonal skills),
  • CV,
  • full study record,
  • publication list,
  • three letters of recommendation (if available).

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

For additional questions please contact the head of the group Professor Martin Fussenegger by mail: (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected. Visit our Equal Opportunities and Diversity website to find out how we ensure a fair and open environment that allows everyone to grow and flourish.

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