Faculty Position in Microfluidics and Biology on Chip

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Oct 11, 2023
Posting live until
Dec 10, 2023

The Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering is soliciting applications for a faculty position in the field of microfluidics and biology on chip at the rank of Tenure Track Assistant Professor.

With the tremendous progress in the general field of microfluidics and biology on chip, we seek candidates with demonstrated excellence in the science and technology of microsystems for control, manipulation, and interrogation of fluids and biological media.   We are seeking top-level applicants with research interests in the broad area of microfluidics and biology on chip.   Candidates may cover topics in fundamental engineering and topics with application emphasis.   Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

(i)         nanopore transport,

(ii)        digital/droplet microfluidics,

(iii)       nanofluidics across (bio)membranes,

(iv)       hybrid living/inorganic microsystems,

(v)        Growth and manipulation of cells on chip,

(vi)       organoids and organs on chip,

(vii)      microfluidic wearable and implanted systems,

(viii)     analytical and reactor microfluidics, including spectroscopy, separation, and microreactors.

We seek candidates with an outstanding research record, a strong commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and who will be proactive members of the Electrical and Micro Engineering and Bioengineering communities.  Applicants should demonstrate a potential for strong and constructive collaborations with a large community of scientific research partners, including in both academia and industry.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate will be expected to initiate and develop an independent and creative research program, as well as to participate in undergraduate and graduate teaching. Internationally competitive salaries, start-up resources, and benefits are offered. 

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, concise statements of research and teaching interests.  Applicants should provide the names and addresses (including e-mail) of at least three references who are ready to supply their letter of reference upon request. Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site:


Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2023.

Enquires may be addressed to:

Prof. Vivek Subramanian

Associate Director of the Institute of Electrical and Micro Engineering (IEM)

Search Committee Chair

e-mail: iem-search@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites: www.epfl.ch, sti.epfl.ch, iem.epfl.ch

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.