Postdoctoral researcher for biomolecular condensates

ETH Zürich

The Biochemical Engineering Laboratory at the Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering is seeking two highly motivated Postdoctoral researchers for biomolecular condensates associated with cellular compartmentalization in functional and dysfunctional biology.

Job description

Within the frame of a European project the candidate will establish, analyse and engineer synthetic models of biomolecular condensates formed by liquid-liquid phase separation of proteins and nucleic acids.

By applying cutting-edge biophysical and biochemical technologies, the candidate will investigate the correlation between phase separation and biochemical reactions occurring within the compartments. Key aspects will be the characterization of the material properties of the condensates and how compartmentalization affects i) enzymatic reactions and ii) amyloid formation.

Your profile

You have a PhD in biophysics, biochemistry, biochemical engineering or a related subject, excellent academic qualifications and strong self-motivation. Previous experience with enzymes or amyloids in a biological context is appreciated.

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents:

  • CV,
  • publication list,
  • a statement on your motivation,
  • a short description of past and present research experience and research interests (in English)
  • contact details for at least two academic references.

Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

Further information about the Biochemical Engineering Laboratory at the Institute of Chemical and Bioengineering can be found on our website Questions regarding the position should be directed to Prof. Dr. Paolo Arosio – (no applications).

In line with our values, ETH Zurich encourages an inclusive culture. We promote equality of opportunity, value diversity and nurture a working and learning environment in which the rights and dignity of all our staff and students are respected.

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