The Faculty of
Medicine at the University of Bern is one of five medical
faculties in Switzerland. The Institute of Social and
Preventive Medicine (ISPM) is a leading institute in the
faculty, with an outstanding national and international
reputation for excellence in research, methodology and
teaching. ISPM aims to advance and disseminate knowledge to
improve health and the prevention of disease in the population
as well as in specific patient groups. Education, training,
continuing professional development and the training of
specialists in Public Health are integral to the ISPM’s
mission. The research of the ISPM influences health strategy
at cantonal, national and international levels.
The new director will be an innovative, authoritative and
visionary leader in epidemiology and public health. S/he will
have an outstanding, internationally recognized reputation in
research and teaching and a strong record of attracting
competitive research funding from national and international
funders. S/he will have broad methodological expertise as well
as expertise and a strong portfolio of ongoing research in his
or her specialist area. The successful applicant will also
support patient-oriented clinical research at the University
of Bern and the University Hospital (Inselspital) through
close collaboration with the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) and
the Bern Institute of Primary Care (BIHAM).
the ISPM requires managerial experience and the capacity to
promote and support productive collaborations across research
groups. Strong communication skills are expected. Knowledge of
the German language is desirable but not a fundamental
requirement. A degree in medicine is not essential.
The habilitation, or an equivalent academic qualification, is
required. Didactic competence in teaching and a strong
commitment to the promotion of young talent complete the
requirement profile. The Faculty of Medicine strives to
increase the number of women in the teaching 3taff and
therefore encourages female candidates to apply.
For more information, please contact the
president of the selection committee, Prof. Stephan Windecker,
Director and Chief Physician in the Department of Cardiology
at the University Hospital (E-mail:
Applications must be submitted electronically no later than 2.
August 2017 to the Office of the Dean of the Faculty of
Medicine at the University of Bern at
Further information regarding required documentation can be
found under: https://tinyurl.com/ycdl9g2m
START DATE 1. OF JANUARY
2017 OR UPON AGREEMENT.