Open positions

The Faculty of Science at the University of Bern invites applications for a

Professor (f/*/m) in Biophotonics (100% employment level)

opening on February 1, 2024, at the Institute for Applied Physics (IAP). We aim to fill the position at the level of Full Professor.

The successful candidate should have a strong research record in biophotonics, specifically in biomedical imaging, using optical technologies possibly combined with other imaging methodologies, and be open for collaborations with the university hospital. Successful candidates are expected to build an internationally successful and interdisciplinary research group, be active in acquiring external funding, participate in teaching at all levels, and supervise Bachelor, Master, and PhD students and postdoctoral researchers.

The University of Bern values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.

Applications including motivation letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, research plan, summary of teaching and supervision experience as well as a third party funding history should be addressed to the Faculty of Science, University of Bern, Prof. Marco Herwegh, Dean, Sidlerstrasse 5, CH-3012 Bern, and emailed as a single pdf-file to by September 30, 2022. In addition, candidates should fill out a questionnaire. Note that the University of Bern signed the DORA declaration and applies its principles to the recruiting process. It also welcomes and encourages job-sharing; interested candidates should consult

Informal inquiries can be addressed to Prof. Thomas Feurer, phone + 41 (0) 31 684 89 13, Email:


If you are looking for Bachelor, Master or PHD thesis topic, please do contact the research groups directly.