From January 2024, there will be several vacancies on the Board of the Platform Biology of the Swiss Academy of Sciences (SCNAT). We are looking for new colleagues who would like to work with us for three years on issues and initiatives to promote the biological sciences and young talents in Switzerland.
The Board of the Platform Biology brings together 8-9 active researchers working in various fields of biology at Swiss universities and research institutions. They represent the interests of the member societies and working groups of the Platform and are each elected for three years (max. three periods). The honorary Board is supported by a Secretariat, which is responsible for the implementation of the Platform's activities.
The members make strategic decisions, accompany initiatives of the Platform and introduce important topics in the field of biology and science in general. To this end, they regularly exchange ideas and meet at four meetings per year (three half-days in Bern and 1.5 days of external retreat). In addition, they get involved in individual initiatives or projects of the Platform - depending on their interest and time.
For 2024-2026 we are looking for two motivated and committed scientists who are interested in interdisciplinary topics and find the dialogue within science, but also with society, exciting. The prerequisite is employment at a Swiss science-driven organisation (university, university of applied sciences, museum, institution) for the duration of the engagement. The disciplinary orientation is ideally complementary to the expertise of the . In particular, we would welcome a colleague from the cognitive or neurosciences who is familiar with the issues surrounding animal experimentation and the three Rs.
We communicate in three languages (D/F/E) - as needed.
If you feel addressed and would like to become part of a large biology network in Switzerland with opportunities to shape the platform, please send us a short letter of motivation (max. 2 pages) and your CV (max. 2 pages) - if possible in English - by 30 September 2023 to the following address: .
In October, the two co-presidents and the head of the Platform Biology will invite people from the received expressions of interest to an informal interview (friendly chat).
If you have any questions, please contact Claudia Rutte.
Dr. Claudia Rutte
Piattaforma di Biologia
Casa delle Accademie