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Associate Professorship for Translational Cardiology in Electrophysiology/ Rhythmology

The Medical Faculty of the University of Bern and the University Hospital (Inselspital) in Bern, Switzerland, invite applications for an Associate Professorship for Translational Cardiology in Electrophysiology/Rhythmology (Extraordinariat) (100 % – double appointment in Dept. of Cardiology and Pre-Clinical Institute) 

Start date: January 1st 2019 or by mutual agreement.



The new position has been created to extend existing basic, pre-clinical and clinical research projects in cardiac electrophysiology with the ultimate goal to establish a translational core research group that interconnects with existing research activities. The Department of Cardiology is the largest institution of its kind in Switzerland with several research groups working in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology/Rhythmology. Cardiac research in the Pre-Clinical Institutes is focused on cardiac electrophysiology, excitation-contraction coupling, and cardiac regeneration.

Candidates are expected to have excellent research credentials in cardiac electrophysiology and to work successfully at the interface between basic and clinical research. The establishment of the new translational research unit that interconnects with existing research activities requires a comprehensive understanding of basic, pre-clinical and clinical research in the field of Cardiac Electrophysiology/Rhythmology.

Management and leadership experience paired with a high integration capacity are required and advanced communication skills and a profound interest in constructive  collaborations with various research groups are essential.

Candidates must have an MD, MD-PhD or PhD with habilitation or equivalent academic credentials. Teaching skills and successful support of junior faculty complete the job profile. The University of Bern is committed to promote careers of women and therefore specifically encourages their application. The position may lend itself to job sharing.

Applications must be sent electronically to the Dean’s Office at the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Bern by 31 May 2018 (bewerbungen@meddek.unibe.ch).

For specific questions, you may contact the President of the search committee, Prof. Dr. S. Rohr, Co-Director of the Institute for Physiology (E-mail: rohr@pyl.unibe.ch).

Further information on the required documentation is available under http://www.medizin.unibe.ch/dienstleistungen/rechtssammlung/professuren/index_ger.html#pane527037