Assistant/Associate Professor position in Infection and Immunity

The Biozentrum of the University of Basel in Switzerland invites applications for a
professorship in Infection and Immunity at the tenure-track assistant or tenured
associate level. This position will be supported by the Biozentrum
( and the National Center of Competence in
Research (NCCR) "AntiResist: New Approaches to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant
Bacteria" ( The Biozentrum is one of the leading Life
Sciences Institutes in the world, investigating how molecules and cells create life,
spanning the scale from atom to organism. The NCCR "AntiResist" is a Swisswide
interdisciplinary center for infection biology and antibiotic research with the
University of Basel as home institution.

We seek a creative individual with strong expertise in fundamental research in
biology or medicine to investigate important problems in the fields of infection and

Your position
This professorship will complement and enhance the research portfolio of the
Biozentrum and the NCCR "AntiResist", as well as the broader Basel Life
Sciences Community, and will contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and
graduate level.

Your profile
We are interested in candidates with expertise in the field of Infection and
Immunity, including (but not limited to) areas such as host-pathogen interaction,
inflammation & immune response, bacterial growth, virulence or response to
anti-microbials. We will consider candidates studying animal or human models at
the molecular, cellular, tissue or organ/organoid level.

We offer you
We offer a very generous research endowment, including support for students,
postdocs, technicians and consumables. The Biozentrum is situated in a brandnew
building with state-of-the-art core facilities. 30 research groups and 250
postdoctoral fellows and graduate students from more than 50 countries work in
fields ranging from structural, computational, cellular and developmental biology
to microbiology and neuroscience. The NCCR "AntiResist" comprises a network
of academic institutions and collaborating companies in Basel, Zurich and
Lausanne consisting of 29 research groups spanning five major disciplines:
clinical medicine, engineering, biology, chemistry, and computational biology. The
research environment of the Biozentrum and the NCCR "AntiResist" is a
stimulating and vibrant environment offering unique opportunities for a wide
range of collaborations across disciplines and with other departments. Basel is
the home of a vibrant international life sciences community and provides a high
standard of living and a superb cultural and cosmopolitan atmosphere.

Application / Contact
Applications (including CV, a list of publications, a letter of motivation, and a twopage
summary of past, present and future research) should be addressed to
Prof. Dr. Marcel Mayor, Dean of the Faculty of Science and submitted online as
one single PDF. During online submission applicants are asked to request three referees to
submit confidential letters of reference.

Apply here:

Requests for further information may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Alex Schier
( regarding the Biozentrum of University of Basel and
Prof. Dr. Christoph Dehio ( regarding NCCR
"AntiResist". If your question is about the online application process, please
contact the Office of the Dean (

The deadline for receipt of applications is October 10, 2023. The University of
Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed to excellence
through diversity.

We are keenly interested in diversifying our faculty and encourage applications from female candidates.