Professor for Digital and Mobile Health

University of Zurich
Zurich, Switzerland
November 21 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Zurich invites applications for the following new academic position (starting August 1, 2019)

Professor for Digital and Mobile Health

The new professor will be responsible for promoting digital health research by establishing a competitive and highly visible research program in this field and actively contributing to the teaching of medical students and the advancement of young researchers.

In particular, this professorship will collaborate to the building of the Institute of Implementation Science in Health Care of the Faculty of Medicine (planned to start on August 1, 2019), together with the other professorships foreseen at this Institute. Strategically this Institute will ensure strong research and effective dissemination of knowledge, with the goal to promote the implementation of digital technologies in medical practice and health care.

The professorship will be closely associated with the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich.

Applicants are required to have a Habilitation or equivalent degree, as well as experience in medicine, epidemiology and outstanding expertise in informatics, and they are familiar with the ethical, legal and health-political challenges of medical research. They are expected to have an outstanding, internationally recognized record of accomplishment in the field of digital and/or mobile health, supported by extra-mural research grants. Important qualifications for this position are excellent communication skills, positive experiences with inter­disciplinary collaborations, a sense for pursuing overreaching goals, and the capacity to establish a wide local, national and international network with researchers and clinicians.

Advanced spoken level of the German language is not a prerequisite for this position.

The University of Zurich and the University Hospital Zurich are equal opportunity employers. The Faculty of Medicine implements specific measures in the selection process to increase the proportion of women with a faculty position.

Please submit your application for this position at by 13.02.2019.

Applications by mail or e-mail cannot be considered. For additional information, please contact the president of the search committee and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Prof. Dr. med. Rainer Weber, e-mail:, or the Vice Dean for Interprofessionalism, Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Witt, e-mail:

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