Job Postings - Details TTA-Prof OrgChem

The Department of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Bern, Switzerland, is looking to hire a 

Tenure Track Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry (100 %)

Start date of employment: August 1, 2022

We are seeking candidates with a competitive research program in organic synthesis. Possible research topics include (but are not limited to): sustainable synthetic methods, green chemistry, enantioselective catalysis, flow chemistry, photoredox catalysis, biocatalysis, electrochemistry, natural product synthesis. Alignment of the research with the strategic goals of the University of Bern (in particular sustainability, and health and medicine) is important. The candidate is envisioned to become the successor of Prof. Dr. Philippe Renaud. Teaching assignments in case of tenure will comprise basic and advanced organic chemistry including laboratory courses for students of chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacy and other disciplines within the Faculty of Science. 

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.

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) as a single PDF file to the Dean’s Office (email: and submit the completed online questionnaire (link to be found at and at the bottom of this webpage). 

Deadline for applications is October 15, 2021.

Informal inquiries can be addressed to: 
Prof. Dr. Francesca Paradisi, phone +41 31 684 40 02, email:


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