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Assistant Professor tenure track in Veterinary Physiology, 100%

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WorkplaceBern, Bern region, Switzerland
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Job StartAugust 1st, 2022 or upon mutual agreement

Assistant Professor tenure track in Veterinary Physiology, 100%

The Vetsuisse Faculty (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetsuisse.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetsuisse.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.vetsuisse.unibe.ch) at the University of Bern in Switzerland invites applications for the position of assistant professor (tenure track) in Veterinary Physiology at the Department of Clinical Research and Veterinary Public Health (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcr-vph.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.dcr-vph.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.dcr-­vph.unibe.ch). The position is available August 1st, 2022 or upon mutual agreement and will be located at the Division of Veterinary Physiology (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetphysio.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetphysio.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.vetphysio.unibe.ch). The candidate is envisioned to become the successor of Prof. Dr. Rupert Bruckmaier. The University of Bern was founded in 1834 and is located in the beautiful capital city of Switzerland where quality of life is rated high. It is a comprehensive university offering a broad choice of courses and programs in eight faculties. With around 500 students, the Vetsuisse Faculty at the University of Bern is part of the merged veterinary program in Switzerland ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetsuisse.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.vetsuisse.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.vetsuisse.ch.


We are seeking candidates with a competitive research program in animal/veterinary physiology. An emphasis on livestock physiology is preferred. A collaboration with the Swiss centre of excellence for agricultural research ( ?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.agroscope.admin.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.agroscope.admin.ch&module=jobs&id=207890" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://www.agroscope.admin.ch Agroscope) is expected.

Possible research topics include (but are not limited to): endocrinology, immunophysiology, lactation biology, metabolism, nutritional physiology, omics technologies, resilience, stress physiology, systems biology.


Applicants should have demonstrated success at independent research following a PhD or equivalent academic credentials in agricultural, biology or veterinary sciences or related disciplines. Successful candidates are expected to develop a strong research program, to supervise master and doctoral students (DVM and/or PhD) and to contribute to teaching. Teaching assignments will comprise veterinary physiology as well as animal nutrition for students of veterinary medicine. The successful candidate should have at least basic knowledge of the German and/or French languages, and be willing to improve these language skills as needed to efficiently teach students and communicate with national institutions.

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The University of Bern supports contemporary working models and therefore welcomes and encourages job-sharing. The University of Bern is an equal opportunity employer and particularly strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Applicants with the appropriate qualifications are invited to submit their applications including a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts or diplomas, a publication list highlighting the most relevant achievements and a short documentation of ongoing and future research activities and of third-party funding.

In addition, applicants are asked to provide a letter of motivation with information on their research plans.

Applications must be submitted electronically (as a single pdf-file) to the Dean’s Office by February 25, 2022: facultyvetsuisse.unibe.ch (as Assistant Professor tenure track in Veterinary Physiology).



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