University of Bern

Open Rank Professorship in Cardiac Physiology

University of Bern

Bern, Switzerland

The Medical Faculty of the University of Bern offers an

Open Rank Professorship in Cardiac Physiology (tenure track assistant professorship, associate professorship or full professorship) as of August 1, 2020 at the Institute of Physiology

We are seeking candidates conducting basic research in the field of cardiac physiology. Heart research is a focus within the Medical Faculty and the cooperation between clinical and basic research groups is a strategic goal of the faculty. For this reason an interest in translational research of the candidate is desirable.

We are looking for a person with a training in human medicine who, in addition to high professional and scientific competence, can demonstrate an appropriate international reputation and networking.

The Institute of Physiology is heavily involved in teaching medical students and the candidate should make a significant contribution to this mission. Proficiency in written and spoken German language is therefore required. A strong commitment to the promotion of young scientists is essential.

Proven management and leadership experience are further requirements. The habilitation or an equivalent academic research output is expected.

The University of Bern is committed to increase the proportion of women in its teaching staff and therefore particularly encourages applications from interested female candidates. This position will be advertised within the framework of a job-sharing opportunity.

For further information, please contact the President of the selection committee Prof. Dr. N. Mercader, Institute of Anatomy, University of Bern (e-mail:

Applications must be submitted electronically to the Dean’s Office of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern by 6 March 2020 (

Further information on the required documentation is available under

The Dean’s Office, University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine, Murtenstrasse 11, CH-3008 Bern

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Open Rank Professorship in Cardiac Physiology