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Full Professorship in Translational Pharmacology at the Institute of Pharmacology

Closing Date
WorkplaceBern, Bern region, Switzerland
Job StartFebruary 01, 2024 or by agreement

The Medical Faculty of the University of Bern, Switzerland offers an

Full Professorship in Translational Pharmacology at the Institute of Pharmacology

as of February 01, 2024 or by agreement.

The Director / Ordinarius / Ordinaria for Pharmacology is an internationally renowned scientist with pharmacological background and translational focus.


The candidate is able to close the circle between basic, translational and clinical science, yet the own area of expertise should be translational. A close collaboration with existing research platforms of the university of Bern (Department of Biomedical Research, Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research, Bern Centre for Precision Medicine, Center of Artificial Intelligence), the area of Pharmacy, the Department of Clinical Research as well as the University Hospital Bern (including the Insel Data Science Center, the Clinical Genomics Lab) is expected.

Teaching in medical studies and pharmacy is an important mission of pharmacology and the candidate should contribute significantly to this. A pronounced commitment with a corresponding teaching portfolio for the subject of pharmacology/pharmacy, interest in innovative, interdisciplinary and timely teaching concepts (including e.g. digital techniques) are expected. The candidate close collaborates with other lecturers in the areas of education and continuing education.

The candidate should have a strong commitment in academic career development (master thesis, dissertations, habilitations) and equality and diversity. The candidate knows the curriculum of candidates in human medicine and natural sciences in the areas of pharmacology and pharmacy. The candidate actively fosters the careers of their academic personnel.


A medical degree, a PhD, MSc, or equivalent training in pharmacological methodology and a record of directing research teams are mandatory. Management and leadership qualities with administrative skills, as well as the ability to integrate into existing structures, are important elements.

Teamwork skills, collegiality, flexibility are desired personal traits in order to successfully merge and develop the diverse pharma realities. Collaborations with scientists, clinicians, and partners from industry are considered as positive challenges. Transparent communication, enthusiasm and an integrative personality are qualities that we are looking for. Long-term leadership experience are expected.

Applicants should have a strong, independent academic record of accomplishment in original research and extramural competitive research funding.

We offer

The University of Bern aims to increase the proportion of women in full professorships and therefore strongly encourages female applicants to apply. The University of Bern has various offers in the area of compatibility of work and family / partnership. These include childcare services, offers for partners and the possibility of job sharing (?url=www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=231726" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch&module=jobs&id=231726" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch). Job sharing applications are welcome, please submit an appropriate concept for the collaboration.

Contact and Address

For further information, please contact the president of the election committee, Prof. Dr. med. Britta Maurer, Director and Chief Physician, Department of Rheumatology and Immunology, Inselspital Bern, University Hospital, University Bern (e-mail: britta.maurerinsel.ch).

Applications must be electronically submitted to the Dean’s Office of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern by May 11, 2023 with the following link: https://www.recruiting.medizin.unibe.ch/­positiondetails/7831553

Further information regarding required documentation can be found under: www.medizin.unibe.ch/services/­faculty_rules/­professorship/­index_eng.html#pane527037
or under: https://we.tl/t-­TvUazlc7kW

For applicants who are shortlisted, a symposium will be held on June 8 and 9, 2023. Please keep this date free.

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


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