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Posted Nov. 2, 2022
Opening for Post-doctoral Researchers at new “Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life” (COPL) at ETH Zurich

The NOMIS Foundation ETH Fellowship Programme supports incoming postdoctoral researchers at ETH Zurich within the Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life. The programme is intended to foster young interdisciplinary researchers in the field of the origin and prevalence of life who have demonstrated scientific excellence in the early stages of their careers, and to enable conditions to conduct interdisciplinary, fundamental, and high-​risk research with the necessary independence (funding) and autonomy.

Applications have to be made jointly by the candidate and one or two potential hosts from two different disciplines, who must be ETH Zurich professors and willing to act as the mentors of the fellow. A professor may only host one candidate at a time. There must be convincing synergies between the host groups and the NOMIS-​ETH Fellow. The fellowships are intended as early support towards academic independence; hence priority will be given to applicants who propose their own projects. Thus, it is important that applicants come up with their own ideas and draft the application themselves.

Once appointed, NOMIS-​ETH Fellows become an integral part of and have direct access to an international network of leading interdisciplinary researchers and institutions through the NOMIS collaborative research network.

The duration of a NOMIS-​ETH Fellowship at ETH is three plus one year and cannot be prolonged. The fourth year is only granted after a review 18 months after the start of the fellowship and must be funded by the host professor(s). The fellowship is competitive with only a limited number of fellowships (usually two to three) available each year.


Submission Deadline: December 10th 2022, 17:00h CET
NOMIS Foundation ETH Fellowship – Centre for Origin and Prevalence of Life | ETH Zurich –


Openings for Post-doctoral Researchers

Rutgers University has several openings for post-doctoral researchers interested in the origin, evolution and construction of proteins that transfer electrons (i.e., oxidoreductases). Candidates proficient in bioinorganic chemistry, structural biology, microbial genomics, bioinformatics, molecular evolution, and synthetic organic chemistry are encouraged to apply to work with a team of researchers interested in understanding the early evolution of protein catalysis. The prospective candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, brief statement of skills and career goals and names of three references to Prof. Paul Falkowski ( The research is funded by the NASA Astrobiology Program and Rutgers University.

Application review will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment.

The research is funded by the NASA Astrobiology Program and Rutgers University.

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