The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for an Assistant Professorship with Tenure Track for “One Health with Focus in Evolution”.

The One Health Institute (OHI) is a newly founded institute at the University of Zurich, which will hold initially three professorships in One Health with respective focus areas in evolution, epidemiology and digitization, and with research interests in zoonotic diseases, anti-microbial resistance or metabolism. Zurich offers an excellent academic environment with the opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration with groups at the University of Zurich, the University Hospitals and the nearby ETH Zurich.

The assistant professorship for “One Health with focus in Evolution” will be a dual professorship at the Faculty of Medicine and the Vetsuisse Faculty.
The desire and ability to work in an interfaculty environment and an open spirit for a collaborative network is therefore essential.

The newly appointed assistant professor will foster research in Evolutionary One Health and one of three focus areas of the One Health Institute: zoonotic diseases, anti-microbial resistance, or metabolism. The professorship is intended to have a joint affiliation with the Institute of Evolutionary Medicine, University of Zurich with state-of-the-art paleogenetics facilities. Thus, a research focus on paleogenetics / paleoproteomics is encouraged. In addition to research, the professorship is expected to engage in establishing and running teaching activities in the One Health field including existing and planned Master programs.

Successful candidates must hold an MD, DVM, PhD or equivalent degree and must already have an excellent track record of academic achievements as a basis for successful third party fund raising. We seek a visionary person with a strong research program, broad network in One Health, interdisciplinary research experience and extensive expertise in the focus areas of the One Health Institute.

The University of Zurich is an equal opportunities employer and in particular strives to increase the percentage of women in leading positions. Therefore, qualified female researchers are encouraged to apply.

The University of Zurich sees researchers as modern leadership personalities who conduct excellent research – taking into account the Open Science principles – through their own research projects, promote excellent young researchers and who help to shape a forward-looking university with innovative research-based teaching.

Please submit your electronic application for this position by July 09, 2023. Applications by mail or e-mail will not be considered. For any information, please contact the President of the Appointment Committee, Prof. Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer and the Dean of the Medical Faculty Prof. Frank Rühli. Details on the application procedure are also available on the website of the Faculty of Medicine

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