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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Chemistry

→ The Department of Chemistry at the Faculty of Science, University of Basel invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in Physical Chemistry.

→ The new professor will be expected to lead an internationally visible research program in experimental and/or theoretical/computational physical chemistry within the Department of Chemistry and to contribute to teaching in physical and general chemistry at all levels of the BSc and MSc programs.

→ Candidates should have proven expertise in experimental and/or theoretical/computational physical chemistry. The applicants must have a PhD degree in chemistry or a related field, and an excellent track record of research activities and publications. Complementarities between the candidate's research plans and expertise and existing activities at the Department are desirable. Possible research areas include, but are not limited to, experimental and theoretical/computational exploration of (complex) molecular systems, spectroscopy and chemical dynamics.

→ The Department of Chemistry at the University of Basel provides excellent research and teaching conditions in a stimulating and vibrant environment. lt maintains a wide range of collaborations with other departments of the University of Basel, as weil as the chemical and pharmaceutical industries. For further information see: The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence through diversity. We explicitly encourage female candidates to apply.

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation and a statement of past, present and future research and teaching (max. 4 pages) should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and submitted online as one single PDF via until November 15, 2021. In addition, applicants are asked du ring online submission to provide names of at least three referees to submit confidential letters of reference.

Requests for further information may be addressed to: Prof. Dr. Olivier Baudoin, Head of the Department of Chemistry, University of Basel (olivier.baudoin@unibas. ch). Questions concerning the online application process should be addressed to the Office of the Dean ().

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking to hire a

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry (100%)

Start date of employment: August 1, 2022 

We are seeking candidates with a competitive research program in organic synthesis. Possible research topics include (but are not limited to): sustainable synthetic methods, green chemistry, enantioselective catalysis, flow chemistry, photoredox catalysis, biocatalysis, electrochemistry, natural product synthesis. Alignment of the research with the strategic goals of the University of Bern (in particular sustainability, and health and medicine) is important. The candidate is envisioned to become the successor of Prof. Dr. Philippe Renaud. Teaching assignments in case of tenure will comprise basic and advanced organic chemistry including laboratory courses for students of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy and other disciplines within the Faculty of Science.

The University of Bern has set the aim of increasing the percentage of women in leading academic positions and thus strongly encourages female scientists to apply for the position.

Interested candidates should send their motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and past achievements indicating their 5 most relevant publications, synopsis of their past, current and planned research (max. 5 pages) as a single PDF file to the Dean’s Office (email: ) and submit the completed online questionnaire (link to be found at The Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to
Prof. Dr. Francesca Paradisi, phone +41 31 684 40 02,