PostDoc Position In Physics

Country: Switzerland;

City: Basel

Vacancy added: 01.11.2018

Employer: University of Basel

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;


This open PostDoc position is part of the MIRACLE flag ship project – founded by the Werner Siemens Foundation (Zug/Switzerland) - at the Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE). The principal aim of this interdisciplinary project called Minimally Invasive Robot Assisted Computer-guided LaserosteotomE (MIRACLE) is the development of a minimally invasive robotic endoscope for cutting bone with laser light.

The successful PostDoc candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of biomedical engineers, mechatronics engineers, computer scientists, physicists, and medical doctors. He or she will be able to contribute to the development of a disruptive technology in robotic surgery.

Your position
The successful PostDoc will be supervising PhD students and engage himself in teaching of Master and PhD students. Besides the supervising activities he/she will have an own research project. Writing competitive peer-reviewed publications is expected.

Your profile

  • University Master degree in Physics or closely related fields.
  • Ph.D. from a recognised University in Physics or related fields.
  • Excellent Bachelor and Master grades.
  • Programming skills.
  • Applicants are expected to have excellent language skills in English (German not required).

We offer you

  • Opportunity to work in a highly innovative Flagship project with 35 other researchers.
  • The salary is very competitive by international standards and will be according to the guidelines of the University of Basel. Five weeks of Holidays per year, 42 working hours per week.
  • Basel is a city on the Rhine River in northwest of Switzerland. Located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet.

Application / Contact
Applicants are requested to submit their documentation before November 25th, 2018, electronically as a single PDF file by email with the subject "PostDoc Application". This document should include your letter of motivation, CV with publication list and other academic information, Bachelor and Master transcripts, TOEFL and/or IETLS scores if available, as well as the full address/phone number/email and up to three references.

For applications and questions please contact Prof. Dr. Philippe Cattin (

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