View Full Version : Assistant Professor position: University of Bern, Switzerland

11-12-2007, 05:28 AM
The University of Bern, together with the University Hospital
(Inselspital) is establishing a medical technology platform termed
Artificial Organ Center to promote a strong Biomedical Engineering
Research program. This program will establish eleven new multi-
disciplinary junior faculty positions with related infrastructural

Applicants are invited for the position of:

Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering
with a special focus on
Spinal Motion Segment

The research topic has to be in the field of design and development of
novel approaches for the treatment of spinal motion segment disorders.
Candidates may have expertise in one or more of the following or
related fields: tissue mechanics, orthopaedic biomechanics,
mechanobiology, tissue engineering, computational bioengineering and
advanced instrumentation design.

A strong desire to actively collaborate with the clinicians and
technologists of the ARTORG Center, industry and other Swiss academic
institutes of technology is expected.

The applicants will be expected to build up a competitive research
program. They must have a doctoral degree in engineering or related
discipline, an outstanding academic and research record, including
refereed publications, extramural funding and effective teaching
ability. Successful candidates should have at least two years of
postdoctoral experience, featuring both theoretical work and practical

Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate teaching, and
departmental service. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
the initial appointment is for four years, with the possibility of
renewal for an additional two-year period and the possibility of
qualifying for a permanent position. Start date is approximately March
1, 2008.

Applicants should include: a detailed curriculum vitae, a clear
statement of specific teaching and research interest and the names of
three persons able to provide references in support of their
application. Letters of application should be addressed no later than
February 4, 2008 to:

Prof. Dr. Martin Tšuber, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University
of Bern, Murtenstrasse 11, CH-3010 Bern, Switzerland

With a view towards increasing the proportion of female professors,
the University of Bern specifically encourages female candidates to

University of Bern, ARTORG Center
Prof. Dr. Lutz-P. Nolte
Stauffacherstrasse 78, CH-3014 Bern
Tel. +41 (0) 31 631 59 59