New members for different fields: six vacancies in the Research Council


The National Research Council of the SNSF evaluates research proposals and approves funding for the most promising projects. Six new members are currently being sought for its Programmes division.

The Research Council evaluates several thousand research proposals each year. 100 experts from all academic disciplines in Switzerland work part-time on this panel. These researchers play a key role in ensuring that Swiss research meets the highest quality standards and in promoting young researchers.

The six vacancies in the Research Council's Programmes division are in biology/life sciences, chemistry, engineering sciences, physics, psychology and environmental sciences. Candidates must meet the following criteria: excellent track record of several years of internationally recognised research as well as experience of interdisciplinary research and an interest in research policy matters. They must be familiar with the Swiss and international research environments and must be interested in the full thematic spectrum covered by the SNSF funding schemes. The SNSF embraces multilingualism and language skills are therefore important. For the detailed job profile, please follow the links below.

The work quota of a Research Councillor corresponds to approximately 20% of a full-time position. The members of the Research Council are compensated for their efforts. The Research Council generally convenes in Bern.

Please send in your application by 25 April 2018. The new members are due to be elected in September 2018.


Dimitri Sudan