Assistant Professor of Digital Chemistry
ETH Zurich

Assistant Professor of Digital Chemistry

Switzerland 28 Feb 2021


ETH Zurich trains true experts and prepares its students to carry out their tasks as critical members of their communities, making an important contribution to the sustainable development of scienc

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The Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences ( at ETH Zürich invites applications for the above-mentioned position within the Institute for Chemical and Bioengineering ( The successful candidate should demonstrate experience in data science, artificial intelligence and data analytics, with a clear emphasis on their application to guide experimental research in chemical science and engineering and the potential to develop an ambitious, innovative programme within these areas.

The recently established National Centre of Competence in Research (NCCR) Catalysis will actively support this position. It aims to create new value chains to enable the manufacture of a broad portfolio of chemicals from renewable feedstocks. The ultimate goal is to underpin sustainable growth, secure energy supplies, and safeguard clean air, water, and soil. The NCCR will offer an extensive collaborative framework with a large experimental community embedding academic and industrial partners, as well as dedicated funds for personnel and running expenses.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in natural sciences, computer science, or engineering, with a strong interest in the application of data science to chemical reactions and/or processes, and an excellent international record of accomplishments. At the assistant professor level, commitment to teaching and the ability to lead a research group are expected. She or he should be motivated and committed to teaching graduate-level courses (English or German) in chemistry and (bio)chemical engineering.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. The initial appointment is for four years with the possibility of renewal for a two-year period.

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Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, and a description of the three most important achievements. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 28 February 2021. ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer, strives to increase the number of women professors, and is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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