Post-Doc Position in Plant Biochemistry, ETH Zurich

Postdoc Position at University of Zurich Switzerland

Post-Doc Position in Plant Biochemistry: Join the Institute of Molecular Plant Biology at ETH Zurich as a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Plant Biochemistry group led by Prof. Samuel C. Zeeman. This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in carbohydrate metabolism and starch biosynthesis in plants. You will be part of an interactive institute with access to state-of-the-art facilities and collaborate with a team of experts in the field.

Summary Table:

Post-Doc Position100%, Zurich
Fixed-term contract

Research Area: Plant Biochemistry

Eligibility/Qualification: Applicants should hold a PhD degree in biology/biochemistry with a strong background in plant sciences. Experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, and relevant techniques is required. Additional experience in bioinformatics, microscopy, metabolomics, and proteomics is advantageous. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is essential.

Job Description: As a Post-Doctoral researcher in the Laboratory of Prof. Samuel C. Zeeman, you will contribute to research focused on understanding how plants synthesize carbohydrate polymers, particularly starch, and how they adopt a semi-crystalline state. This interdisciplinary research requires a combination of molecular genetics, advanced microscopy, cell biology techniques, and in-vitro/in-vivo biochemistry. You will have access to cutting-edge facilities for microscopy, proteomics, nucleotide sequence analysis, metabolomics, and plant growth. The position is available from autumn or as per mutual agreement.

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to apply with the following documents via the online application portal:

  • CV
  • Motivation letter (one page)
  • Electronic copy/scan of academic certificate(s)
  • Name and contact details of two academic referees

Please note that applications submitted via email or postal services will not be considered.

Last Date for Apply: Application deadline: [Date]

For further information about the position and application process, please contact Professor Samuel Zeeman (

About ETH Zurich: ETH Zurich is a world-leading university specializing in science and technology, known for its excellence in education and fundamental research. With a diverse international community, ETH Zurich fosters an inclusive culture that values equality of opportunity and diversity.

Join us in shaping the future of plant biochemistry research and contribute to solving global challenges through innovation and collaboration. We look forward to your application!



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