Professor in Biomedical Optics (open-rank)

Professor in Biomedical Optics (open-rank)

To be appointed on January 1st, 2024 or upon arrangement
The Medical Faculty of the University of Basel invites applications for the Open-rank position of Professor in Biomedical Optics.
The University of Basel is seeking a highly motivated and qualified scientist to join the Department of Biomedical Engineering (DBE) as Professor in Biomedical Optics. The successful candidate has a background in biomedical optics, photonic sensors and laser to lead research efforts in the field of modular endoscopic laser for bone ablation. This opportunity is initially embedded in the Department's Flagship project (MIRACLE) on minimally invasive, robot-assisted, computer-guided laser osteotomy with a specific focus on the application of biomedical optics.

Your position

The successful candidate is expected to take initiative and responsibility in the MIRACLE project and to develop the field with an emphasis on translation and technology integration in clinical application. Close collaboration with clinical partners in the realisation of translational research projects is required. The successful candidate will have teaching responsibilities within the established Master's and Ph.D. programs in Biomedical Engineering.

Your profile

The successful candidate has several years of experience in biomedical optics, photonic sensors and laser. Additional experience in optical coherence tomography (OCT) is highly welcome. Excellent scientific qualifications, including a competitive publication and funding track record as well as proven ability and flair for teaching and educating are also expected. The successful candidate is able to work as a team player in an interdisciplinary environment . Excellent English communication skills are required for this position.

We offer you

An innovative, interdisciplinary and open research environment, attractive university facilities for research and teaching and a responsible leadership role.
A unique opportunity to work on a highly innovative flagship project with up to 40 researchers from all over the world.
The University of Basel stands for excellence through diversity and is committed to equal opportunities and family friendliness. In an effort to increase the proportion of women in professorships, the University is particularly interested in receiving applications from women.

Application / Contact


For information, please contact the president of the academic recruitment committee, Prof. Alexander Navarini, (e-mail:; Phone: +41 61 328 67 84) as well as the Scientific Coordinator of Academic Recruitment, Dr. Simone Neu (e-mail:; Phone: +41 61 207 61 64).

Applications should be submitted by March 1st, 2023. We kindly ask you to apply only via the online application platform of the University of Basel and as described in the guidelines.

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Location: Switzerland, Basel
Categories: Biomechanics, Biomedical Sciences, Biomedicine, Communication Engineering, Optics, Photonics, Professor ,


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