The Medical Faculty of the University of Bern in collaboration with the Inselspital Bern (Bern University Hospital), Switzerland
Full Professorship in Gastroenterology combined with the position of Director
and Chief Physician of Gastroenterology
as of 01.08.2024
or by agreement.
The University Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine comprises three specialties: visceral and transplant Surgery,
gastroenterology and hepatology. For the holistic and interdisciplinary treatment of patients with abdominal disorders,
the three specialties are combined in one department with coordinated inpatient and outpatient services. The University
Clinic for Visceral Surgery and Medicine and the University Clinic for Diabetology, Endocrinology, Nutritional Medicine
and Metabolism were recently merged to form the new clinical focus “Abdomen & Metabolism". In addition, there
is close cooperation with other medical and surgical disciplines throughout the campus. State of the art laboratories including
access to a world-leading germ-free and gnotobiotic research unit (Clean Mouse Facility) are part of the infrastructure
The Department of Gastroenterology is a leading institution for gastrointestinal diseases and offers all modern endoscopic
methods and interventions at tertiary level. Successful applicants should have a strong academic record at an
internationally competitive level with a well-established portfolio in a basic research topic (e.g. intestinal immunology,
systems biology of microbiota research).
We are looking for an innovative and visionary personality who can represent the entire field of gastroenterology and
excels with profound clinical knowledge. An outstanding research track with international visibility, an established scientific
network and proof of competitive acquisition of third-party funding are expected. Habilitation or an equivalent academic
qualification is required. Didactic competence for teaching as well as a strong commitment to the promotion of
young academics are equally important.
Proven management and leadership experience, the ability to integrate oneself into existing structures as well as a high
level of social competence and communication skills are important elements. Ideally, you have a good knowledge of
the German- and/or French language or are prepared to learn it.
The University of Bern aims to increase the proportion of women in senior positions and therefore strongly encourages
female candidates to apply. The University of Bern and the Insel Group have various attractive offers in the area
of work-life balance/partnership. These include childcare, offers for partners and the possibility of job splitting (www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch
). Job splitting applications are welcome. In such cases, please submit a concept for this cooperation.
For further information, please contact the president of the selection committee Prof. Dr. med. Michel Mueller, Director
and Chief Physician at the Institute for Gynaecology (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications must be solely electronically submitted to the Dean's Office of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of
Bern via the following link by 31 May, 2023, where you will also find information on the required documents:
For applicants who are shortlisted, a symposium will be held on 17th August, 2023. Please keep this date free.
Further information regarding required documentation can be found under http://www.medizin.unibe.ch/services/faculty_
or under https://we.tl/t-TvUazlc7kW
The Dean's Office, University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine, Murtenstrasse 11, CH-3008 Bern