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Professor of Chemistry or Chemical Engineering in Catalysis

Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
EPFL offers internationally competitive start-up resources, salaries, and benefits.
Closing date
Oct 14, 2023

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Field of specialization
Education, Engineering
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate, Teaching-Undergraduate
Job Type
Full time

EPFL is a leading university with strong emphasis on basic sciences, engineering and life sciences. Research within its Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering (ISIC) includes synthetic, biological, physical, analytical, and theoretical chemistry as well as chemical engineering. 

ISIC is involved in a national multi-disciplinary effort to promote the development of more sustainable processes for chemical production via a National Centre of Competence in Research: NCCR Catalysis, composed of over 40 research groups at EPFL, ETHZ and further Swiss Institutes and Universities:  

We invite applications for a tenure track assistant professor position in all areas of chemistry and chemical engineering with a strong link to catalysis. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, sustainable polymers (synthesis or recycling methods), “N” chemistry, and (photo)electro catalysis for fine chemical synthesis.

We seek candidates with a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and an outstanding research record. As professor of chemistry or chemical engineering, the successful candidate is expected to initiate and develop a creative research and teaching program at the forefront of the discipline. They will participate actively in the NCCR catalysis, as part of a multi-disciplinary effort to develop sustainable chemistry at the national and international level.

Significant start-up resources, research budget (including a fixed annual budget for salaries and consumables) and state-of-the-art research infrastructure are available. Salaries and benefits are internationally competitive. We offer a highly international environment that is multi-lingual and multi-cultural.

Applications including cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications list, concise statement of research and teaching interests as well as the names and addresses (including email) of at least three references who are ready to supply a letter upon request should be submitted in PDF format exclusively via the website

by October 15, 2023.

Enquiries regarding the position may be addressed to:

Prof. Nicolai Cramer

Director of the Institute of Chemistry & Chemical Engineering at EPFL,

Chair of the search committee



Enquiries regarding the NCCR catalysis may be addressed to:

Prof. Jerome Waser

Co-chair of the search committee



For additional information on EPFL and ISIC, please consult: or

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.


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