Full Professor of Clinical Research and Director Department of Clinical Research (DCR)

Full Professor of Clinical Research and Director Department of Clinical Research (DCR)

University of Bern

Bern, Switzerland

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern is one of five medical faculties in Switzerland. Patient-oriented, clinical research is a strategically defined priority. The following announcement concerns the appointment of a Director and full professor for the “Department of Clinical Research (DCR)”.
We are looking for a

Full Professor of Clinical Research and Director Department of Clinical Research (DCR)

The Department of Clinical Research has the primary task of promoting and professionalizing clinical research in cooperation with departments and institutes of the University Hospital and University of Bern. The Director of the DCR will be responsible for the clinical trial unit (CTU) and clinical investigation unit, will coordinate training programs in clinical research, and pursue own research activities. An integrative collaboration with the existing research platforms of the University Hospital (Inselspital), including the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (SITEM) and the Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM), is expected.

Applicants should have a strong, independent academic track record and teaching experience in patient and population-based research. An additional focus on large and multi-center clinical trials as well as on big data management and precision medicine is desirable. Candidates are expected to have a record of excellence and accomplishment in original research and extramural competitive research funding. A medical degree, a PhD, MSc, or equivalent training in clinical research methodology and a record of directing research teams are mandatory. We are looking for a collaborative personality (“team player”) who enjoys working with as well as tactfully managing clinical and basic researchers. The development of the department requires an interest in and knowledge of business and strategic issues.

With a view towards increasing the proportion of female professors, the University of Bern specifically encourages female candidates to apply. Job sharing is possible and will be supported.

If you are looking for an exciting position in a highly motivated, interdisciplinary team, please send your CV with publication list, details of current grants and other funding sources, and one copy each of your five most relevant publications as electronic documents to The Dean’s Office. The University of Bern is a signatory of the San Francisco Declaration of Research Assessment (DORA). The deadline for applications is 16 April, 2019.
Applications should be sent electronically to the Dean’s Office (bewerbungen@meddek.unibe.ch).
Information on the required documents can be found under:
For further information please contact Prof. C. Bassetti (claudio.bassetti@insel.ch), Vice-Dean for Research, or Prof. I. Baumgartner (iris.baumgartner@insel.ch), co-presidents of the election commission.

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


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Full Professor of Clinical Research and Director Department of Clinical Research (DCR)