Benefits of working at the FMI

The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research offers its staff attractive conditions of employment in an international working environment.

The FMI is committed to providing its employees with competitive compensation and benefits that reflect our desire to promote an environment supporting the health, diversity, and general wellbeing of our employees.

Scientists at the FMI also have access to world-class research and state-of-the art technology and are fully supported in their professional development.

» Guide to working at the FMI

Great honors for the FMI as a workplace

FMI one of the top-ranking institutions internationally for postdocs

In March 2012, The Scientist, an American professional magazine of the life sciences, announced the results of their 10th Annual Best Places to Work for Postdocs survey. In this survey, the FMI ranked fourth among international institutions. The survey shows that at the FMI, postdocs benefit from a well-developed infrastructure, state-of-the-art technology platforms and a comprehensive postdoctoral training. After 2006, when the FMI was voted "Best Place to Work for Postdocs" outside the USA, this is the second time that the FMI ranks in the top-five of this survey.

» Article in "The Scientist"

FMI is among the Best Places to Work in Academia

As The Scientist announced in the August 2012 issue, the FMI is among the finalists of the 10th annual Best Places to Work in Academia survey. It is ranked 18th globally and 2nd in Europe. The survey has asked academic researchers to highlight the aspects of work they value the most, as well as areas they wish their institutions would improve. At the FMI the survey particularly highlights the research resources and the excellent infrastructure and environment.

» More information in The Scientist
» Results of the survey


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