Scientific Group Leader: Protein-/ Bio-Molecule- Material Interactions

 Empa  9014 St. Gallen, Schweiz
Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.
The Laboratory for Biointerfaces aims to understand, characterise and steer interactions of bio-molecules, bacteria and human cells at surfaces for materials-based healthcare solutions. We combine material and biological science for novel solutions through steering the properties and nature of the biointerface. We thrive to provide key contributions to novel antifouling, antibacterial and functional/ biocompatible materials for therapeutic and diagnostic use.
Scientific Group Leader: Protein-/ Bio-Molecule- Material Interactions

Your tasks
  • You need to lead with competent scientific and entrepeneurial guidance a team of scientists, PostDocs, PhD students and technicians and you actively collaborate with other Empa labs, partner institutions and industrial partners
  • Create, functionalize or modify materials for biomedical applications
  • Your team achieves international recognition in the field of bio-molecule-material interface science
  • You successfully present your results in scientific journals and at international conferences
Your profile
  • Experience in leading a scientific group
  • PhD degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering or related field
  • Strong background in functionalization/ modification of material surfaces
  • Analytical chemistry/ biochemistry
  • Successful acquisition of projects (SNF, CTI or similar)
  • Good knowledge of English and German is requisite (written and oral)
We are looking for a highly motivated person capable of leading a scientific group, independent and efficient handling of scientific and industrial related projects in an interdisciplinary environment. Working place is St. Gallen.
How to apply:
Please submit your application exclusively online and upload all documents through this webpage . Any other way of applying will not be considered.
Send application to
For further information please contact Dr. Katharina Maniura, phone +41 58 765 7447 , e-mail:

We are looking forward to receiving your application including a CV, a list of publications, diploma copies, a letter of motivation and two references with contact details.
While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: 404_ScGrLeader_Feb2015

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About Empa

Empa ist eine Forschungsinstitution für Materialwissenschaften und Technologie. Sie ist Teil des ETH-Bereichs und damit der Schweizer Bildungs-, Forschungs- und Innovationsszene (BFI). Sie ist spezialisiert auf anwendungsorientierte Forschung und Entwicklung und erbringt anspruchsvolle Dienstleistungen im Bereich der nachhaltigen Materialwissenschaften und Technologien. Innovative...

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