The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for the following academic position (to start at the earliest possible date):
Professorship for Pediatric Heart Surgery
The professorship entails the position of Chief Physician for Pediatric Heart Surgery at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich as well as structured cooperation with the University Hospital Zurich for the surgical treatment of adults with congenital heart defects. The professorship represents the field in teaching and research.
The successful applicant is expected to cover the entire spectrum of pediatric and adult heart surgery for congenital heart defects. This comprises experience and expertise in the independent execution of operations for all types of congenital heart defects, including the most complex defects, such as the hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Extensive experience in all types of mechanical circulatory support as well as pediatric heart transplantation and heart transplantation in adults with congenital heart defects is mandatory.
Board certification in heart surgery (recognized by the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health) is required. Applicants should also have a habilitation, or a recognized equivalent, i.e., they are expected to have successfully engaged in independent research activity with international recognition and have the proven ability to successfully acquire competitive third-party funding. They must also be team-oriented, committed to interdisciplinary cooperation and highly motivated to promote young scientists. Leadership qualities and good organizational skills are required.
Fluency in German, both written and spoken, is mandatory and must be acquired during the first year of the professorship.
As part of your application, we request detailed information on your previous surgical work (surgical catalogue in accordance with the guidelines of the SIWF/FMH [Swiss Institute for Postgraduate and Continuing Education/Swiss Medical Association]:
Please use the following codes to indicate who performed the operation and what kind of supervision took place:
(P) You performed the operation alone (as surgeon).
(S) You performed the operation with the support of an experienced colleague.
(A) You assisted.
(T) You assisted as an instructor (teaching assistance).
The University of Zurich and the University Children’s Hospital Zurich are equal opportunities employers and in particular strive to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Please submit your electronic application for this position by December 4, 2019, to http://www.recruiting.med.uzh.ch/position/25559042. Applications by post or e-mail will not be considered.
Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Weber,
President of the search committee
Phone +41 44 634 10 71