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, 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.