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Professorship in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology (open-rank)

University of Basel
Switzerland (CH)
according to the guidelines of the University
Closing date
Aug 7, 2024

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To be appointed from May 1st 2025 or by agreement
The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel and the University Children's Hospital Basel are looking to fill the position of a Professor in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology
This researched focused position represents a unique opportunity to lead the Division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at University Children's Hospital Basel and to contribute to the advancement of excellent medical research, clinical care and education in the field of pediatric clinical pharmacology. The University of Basel offers a very attractive, internationally renowned environment for research in life sciences and pharmacological research. Basel is also host to headquarters and research facilities of leading pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. The professorship in pediatric clinical pharmacology has been installed in 2013 and constitutes a flagship in the Swiss academic environment.

Your position

You will lead the division of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology at the University Children's Hospital Basel. As a research group leader, you will lead a clinical or translational research team and create a fertile environment for successful and excellent research within the research departments of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel and Children's Hospital Basel. You will support other pediatric specialties at University Children's Hospital Basel with complex pediatric treatment decisions and promote innovative therapeutic approaches. In addition, you will contribute to pediatric clinical pharmacology training of medical students, residents and senior physicians as well as to our Master and PhD programs. 

Your profile

You are an MD or clinical pharmacist, ideally trained in pediatrics with an internationally recognized, outstanding record of excellence in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology research. For instance, in the areas of pediatric clinical trials, pharmacometrics, modelling and simulation, personalised pediatric pharmacology, developmental pharmacology or drug formulations and delivery. You have an affinity with the integration of new digital and data-driven technologies (big data approaches, machine learning, artificial intelligence). You have a broad clinical experience in pediatric pharmacology which allows you to support complex treatment decision in different pediatric subspecialties. You have proven leadership experience and excellent communication skills in an academic environment that allows you to create an attractive working environment, inspire creative thinking and action, and encourage your employee. You speak German or have the willingness to learn German to be able to provide clinical consultation advice

We offer you

  • A challenging and varied job in a university and clinical environment
  • An innovative, interdisciplinary and open research environment
  • A responsible leadership role
  • An interdisciplinary collaboration in a future-oriented company
  • Attractive employment conditions
  • Attractive university endowment for teaching and research

The University of Basel and the University Children's Hospital Basel stand for excellence through diversity and are committed to equal opportunities and family friendliness. In an effort to increase the proportion of women in professorships, the university is particularly interested in receiving applications from women.

Application / Contact
For further information, please contact the Chair of the Academic Recruitment Committee, Prof. Christiane Pauli-Magnius (Phone Assistant Daniela Dimmeler: +41 61 328 51 48; e-mail: or the Scientific Coordinator of Academic Recruitment, Dr. Simone Neu (Phone: +41 61 207 61 64; e-mail: 
Applications must be submitted by August 7th, 2024. We kindly ask you to apply exclusively via our online portal and as described in the application guidelines (Berufungen | Medizinische Fakultät | Universität Basel (

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