Assistant Professorship for Epidemiology and Genomics of Kidney Diseases

University of Zurich
Faculty of Medicine
Switzerland Zurich


The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for the following academic position:
Assistant Professorship for Epidemiology and Genomics of Kidney Diseases
This non-tenure professorship is associated with the Faculty of Sciences and will be located at Department of Physiology. Starting date is foreseen on April 1, 2020 for a duration of six years (3+3).

The Assistant Professorship will become member of the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) Kidney.CH. It is expected to develop a strong, independent research program on kidney diseases, based on quantitative analyses of a large collection of “omics” clinical and experimental data available at Kidney.CH, which include the well-controlled Swiss Kidney Stone Cohort ( Additional duties include teaching in the curriculum of human medicine, as well as promotion of young scientists.


Applicants are required to have a university degree in life sciences followed by several years of postdoctoral experience, and be familiar with quantitative methods used for analysis of large data sets from biomedical origin, including ‘omics’ data or clinical-epidemiological data. Expertise in genetics, epidemiology, biostatistics and bioinformatics are important assets for this position. Experience in the field of kidney research would be of advantage but is not essential.

The successful candidate has a well-documented track of excellence in research, supported by extra-mural funding. Key qualifications for this position are an integrative personality, willingness to collaborate across disciplines, and a strong motivation for pursuing innovative research.

The University of Zurich promotes equal opportunities as employer. The Faculty of Medicine implements specific measures in the appointment process to increase the proportion of female professors.

Start date

April 01, 2020

How to Apply

Please submit your application for this position by August 15, 2019, online at Applications by mail or e-mail cannot be considered. For additional information, please contact the president of the search committee, Prof. Dr. Torsten Hothorn, phone +41 44 634 48 17, E-Mail


Prof. Dr. Torsten Hothorn