Professorship for Somatic Gene Therapy

Professorship for Somatic Gene Therapy

University of Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich (UZH) invites applications for the following newly implemented academic position (starting August 1st, 2019)

Professorship for Somatic Gene Therapy

This full professorship position is located at the Institute for Regenerative Medicine (IREM) of the UZH and, for the clinical part, at the University Children’s Hospital.

We seek for a pediatrician with an established track-record in the field of somatic gene therapy. Key requirements are: (a) high-level research profile in the field of gene therapy; (b) experience in building up and performing national and international major scientific projects (e.g. SNF or EU initiatives); © national and international, interdisciplinary network with translational research prospect; (d) understanding of regulatory challenges in respective therapies (“clinical translation”).

The professorship at the IREM is combined with a senior consultant position in the center of oncology / immunology / hematology / stem cells transplantation at the University Children’s Hospital. Additional responsibilities are the promotion of clinical and translational research within the department, teaching on all levels of the curriculum, promotion of junior scientists in their academic career and participation in postgraduate education and training.

We seek applicants with a strong sense for interdisciplinary and collaboration, high social competence and ability to work in a complex and multidisciplinary environment. Additionally, it is essential to maintain relations with external and referring physicians and hospitals, as well as with local, national and international expert associations. Knowledge of the German language is not mandatory; however, the successful candidate is expected to acquire proficiency in German over time.

The University of Zurich and the University Children’s Hospital Zurich are equal opportunity employers. The Faculty of Medicine implements specific measures in the selection process to increase the proportion of women with a faculty position.

Please hand in your application for this position at by October 31, 2018. Applications by mail or e-mail cannot be considered. For additional information, please contact the co-president of the search committee, Prof. Dr. med. Markus Manz, phone +41 44 255 38 99, e-mail:

Please apply via recruiter’s website.