Job Offers and Open Positions

University of Bern
Faculty of Science

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

Associate or Full Professor in Organic Chemistry (100%)

Start date of employment
August 1, 2025

Your profile
We are seeking candidates with an ambitious and competitive research program in the broad areas of Medicinal Chemistry / Chemical Biology. Possible research areas include (but are not limited to): oligonucleotides, encoded libraries, peptide chemistry, medicinal chemistry including computer-aided drug design, supramolecular and systems chemistry. Alignment of the research with the strategic goals of the University of Bern (in particular sustainability, and health and medicine) is important.
Teaching assignments comprise basic and advanced organic, bioorganic and medicinal 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.

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) as a single PDF file to the Dean's Office, email:, and submit the completed online questionnaire, link to be found at

Deadline for applications is December 31, 2023.

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

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(published on Oct 10, 2023)