Assistant Professorship of Soft Tissue Research
University of Zurich Orthopedic University Hospital
Switzerland

Orthopaedic University Hospital Balgrist

Assistant Professorship tenure-track for Soft Tissue Research

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for an

Assistant Professorship tenure-track for Soft Tissue Research

to be located at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Balgrist.

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for a Tenure Track Assistant Professorship focused on musculoskeletal soft tissue research, to be located at the Orthopaedic University Hospital Balgrist.

The professorship is expected to establish an internationally competitive research group to significantly advance knowledge in the field of musculoskeletal science, with emphasis on skeletal soft tissues such as skeletal muscle, tendon, ligament, fibrocartilage, and/or the intervertebral disc. Applications are welcomed from candidates from a broad range of disciplines that include but are not limited to cellular and molecular biology, systems biology, biomaterials, and/or musculoskeletal modeling. Candidates are expected to have several years of postdoctoral experience, with a strong track-record of publication in international peer-reviewed journals and early evidence of ability to acquire competitive third-party funding.
Priority will be given to candidates with a patient-centric research focus who present a clear vision for how she/he will advance this vision by leveraging extensive translational research infrastructure that is available. The research group will occupy state-of-the-art laboratories at the Balgrist Campus – a recently established Swiss Center for Excellence in musculoskeletal science and translation. The candidate is expected to build a group that will seed and develop synergistic interdisciplinary interactions with other independent research groups focused on clinical orthopaedic science, biomedical engineering, rehabilitation engineering, orthopaedic biomechanics, computer-assisted surgical planning and execution, and musculoskeletal tumor biology. Further interactions with neuromuscular research experts at the University Hospital Zurich, Children's Hospital Zurich, and ETH Zurich are strongly encouraged.

Resources for establishing a highly competitive research group will be provided, including provision of high-quality research space and generous start-up financing. Access to state-of-the-art technology platforms at the Balgrist Campus (musculoskeletal tissue bank, musculoskeletal radiology research facilities, human movement analysis) and also of the University of Zurich (Functional Genomics Centre, Imaging, Mass spectrometry, etc.) is ensured.

Please submit your application to the Vice Dean for Academic Appointments of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Dr. Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer, via Faculty Recruiting Tool, no later than March 5th, 2021. Applications via Mail or E-Mail cannot be considered. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and specifically encourages qualified female candidates to apply.

For further information: Prof. Dr. Hanns Ulrich Zeilhofer
phone: +41 44 635 59 12

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