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Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry (100 %)

University of Bern
Bern, Switzerland (CH)
The salary is based on the system of the staff of the canton of Bern, Switzerland.
Closing date
Mar 15, 2024

Job Details

Start date of employment: January 1, 2025

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking to hire a Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Inorganic Chemistry.

Your profile 
We are seeking candidates with a competitive research program in experimental inorganic chemistry with a strong focus on inorganic materials. Possible research topics include (but are by no means limited to): inorganic clusters, heterogeneous and heterogeneized catalysis, f-block systems, molecular surface functionalization, and photoactive inorganic chemistry. Alignment of the research with the strategic goals of the University of Bern (in particular sustainability) is important. 
Teaching assignments in case of tenure will comprise basic and advanced inorganic chemistry including laboratory courses for students of chemistry, biochemistry, and other disciplines within the Faculty of Science. 

The University of Bern values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria. 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. Note that the University of Bern signed the DORA declaration and will apply its principles to the recruiting process.

Your application 
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), and teaching philosophy as a single PDF file to the Dean’s Office, email:, and submit the completed online questionnaire, link at

Deadline for applications is April 8, 2024.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to: 
Prof. Dr. Eva Hevia, phone: +41 31 684 42 41, email:



More than 20 leading scientists lecture and research at the Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Bern. We offer a modern curriculum within the Bachelor and Master programs "Chemistry and Molecular Sciences", "Biochemistry and Molecular Life Science" and "Pharmaceutical Sciences". As a further step we offer an attractive and versatile PhD program in Chemistry and Biochemistry.

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+41 31 684 34 25
University of Bern
Dept. of Chem., Biochem. & Pharmaceutical Sciences

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