Associate Professor Position in Anatomy

The Faculty of Science (which will be renamed “Faculty of Science and Medicine” in 2018) of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, announces the opening of an Associate Professor Position in Anatomy.

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General conditions
Application procedure
Academic environment
Financial support
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General conditions

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The Medicine Section in the Faculty of Science includes a Bachelor Programme in Medicine and Biomedical Science, a specialized Master Programme in Experimental Biomedical Research and a Bachelor and Master Programme in Sport Sciences. Starting in 2019, the new Master Programme in Medicine will be introduced.

The successful candidate should have a MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree. She/he is expected to establish an independent research programme supported by external funding, as well as to teach at Bachelor and Master Level. She/he should be experienced in teaching human gross anatomy, histology, embryology and cell biology (lectures, seminars, PBL and practical laboratory classes). Evidence of previous successful acquisition of competitive external funding as well as excellent research output is expected, including a substantial publication record. She/he will be free to pursue her/his own choice of research topics (e.g. clinical anatomy, cell biology, developmental biology, etc.) which are not necessarily related to those already established in the Medicine Section. Interactions with other research groups within the Medicine Section, the Department of Biology, the Faculty of Science and the Hospital of Fribourg are nevertheless encouraged.

Concerning teaching, she/he is expected to teach gross anatomy, histology, embryology and cell biology to students in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Biology, Sport Sciences and Experimental Biomedical Research.

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of women and men, the University strongly encourages applications from women.

 

Application procedure

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Hard copies of the following documents should be forwarded to the mailing address below:

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a cover letter mentioning the position for which the candidate is applying (Associate Professor of Anatomy)
a complete curriculum vitae
a complete list of publications (highlighting specifically the 5 most important contributions)
a detailed record of teaching experience
a record of past and present funding
a 1-2 page description of the research which the candidate intends to carry out in Fribourg
the names and addresses (postal and e-mail) of three persons who could be contacted as referees

Deadline: the applications have to reach the Dean's office before
September 15, 2017

Prof. Christian Bochet
Dean of the Faculty of Sciences
University of Fribourg
Chemin du Musée 8
CH-1700 FRIBOURG
Switzerland

Please also send an electronic version of the application and PDFs of the 5 most relevant publications to the Faculty Administrator at the Dean's Office (franziska.heyna@unifr.ch).

 

Academic environment

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Study programmes
Languages
Administrative structure
Research focus
Infrastructure

 

Study programmes

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In accordance with the Bologna Declaration of 1999, the Faculty of Science adopted the Bachelor’s / Master’s Degree curriculum in 2004.

The Medicine Section offers three 3-year Bachelor Programmes:

  • BMed in Human Medicine
  • BSc in Biomedical Sciences
  • BSc in Sport Science and Motor Control
In addition, three 1.5-year Master Programmes are offered:
  • MSc in Sport Science and Motor Control
  • MSc in Experimental Biomedical Research
  • MMed in Human Medicine (starting in 2019)

The Department of Biology offers a BSc in Biology, a BSc in Biochemistry, as well as a MSc in Biology with four options (Biochemistry, Cell & Developmental Biology, Ecology & Evolution and Plant-Microbe Interactions) and a MSc in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology in a joint programme with the University of Bern (see http://www.unifr.ch/science/plans/plans_e.php).

A Master programme, MSc in Biomedical Sciences, is offered conjointly by the Universities of Fribourg and Bern. Most of the courses pertaining to this programme are conducted in Bern, but the thesis projects can be executed in the laboratories of either host.

Further education at the postgraduate level is offered within the "Doctoral School" comprising the Universities of Fribourg, Neuchâtel, Lausanne, Geneva and Basel, which together run joint lectures and summer schools ("Troisième Cycle" programme). A special training programme in Neuroscience is offered conjointly by the Universities of Fribourg and Bern. The Section is a partner participating in the National Competence Center of Research-Kidney of Switzerland. A doctoral school in the field of immunology is also offered, together with the Universities of Bern and Ticino.

The teaching domain of Gross Anatomy contributes to multiple clinical anatomy courses for further education in the health professions.

The successful candidate will contribute to teaching of the body systems (blood and immune defence, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, muscle-skeleton, nervous, reproductive, respiratory, skin, urinary) to a variety of programmes (Medicine, Biomedicine, Sport Science, and others), covering principles and morphological aspects of human gross anatomy, histology, embryology and cell biology. Many courses are integrated with physiology and biochemistry, and jointly taught by corresponding professors and lecturers. Beside lectures, seminars and PBL, there is a substantial amount of practical courses offered (anatomy dissection, microscopy, research laboratory skills, etc.). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to teaching in all areas, as well as to corresponding examination.


Languages

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Candidates should be able to communicate in French or German, as well as in English.

The University of Fribourg is bilingual and lectures at the Bachelor level are taught in French and/or German. Students can choose to take their exams in either language. Master and PhD classes are mainly taught in English. Candidates are expected to have working knowledge of all three languages or be willing to acquire such knowledge within a short time. They must be able to teach in French and/or German, as well as in English.

 

Administrative structure

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By January 2018, the Faculty of Science will be reorganized in two sections: a Science Section and a Medicine Section. The Science Section will be composed of six departments and one institute, the Medicine Section will be composed of five departments and one institute (see http://www.unifr.ch/science/de/faculte/organisation).

The Medicine Section hosts four teaching domains, namely Morphological Sciences (Anatomy, Histology and Embryology; 4 professors), Physiology (4 professors), Sport Science (2 professors) and Clinical Medicine (9 professors). Once the Master of Medicine will be implemented, several additional Clinical Professor positions will be filled.

The Medicine Section will be headed by a head of section (president), who will be elected amongst the professors of the departments. Major decisions will be taken by the Section Council, which comprises the professorial staff, as well as non-professorial academic, technical and student representatives.


Research focus

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Research activities conducted in the Department of Medicine embrace a variety of topics. The research area of interest for the successful candidate is kept open. However, candidates with a focus on clinical anatomy and the vegetative morphological sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Please find further information on the present state in the Department of Medicine in the Scientific Report of 2016.

 

Infrastructure

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The successful candidate will get office and laboratory space in the PER 03 building. She/he will have access to the common equipment of the Anatomy Unit and the Department of Medicine and direct opportunities to share the equipment of other Departments in the Faculty of Science, as well as Research Platforms (microscopy, animal facility, bioinformatics, etc.).

 

Financial support

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Set-up funding

The successful candidate will be granted a total of CHF 100'000, for the purchase of research equipment. Resources for computing equipment will be at the new Professor’s disposal.

Running expenses

The successful candidate will be granted an annual contribution (CHF 10’000-20’000), depending on budget and performance of the domain Morphological Sciences.

Access to animal facilities is given according to need and availability.

 

Positions associated with the professorial position

The new Professor of Anatomy (Associate Professor, 100% position) will receive the following additional dotation:

  • 100% Research fellow
  • 100% PhD position
  • In addition, there is a 100% Technician position (currently occupied) and access to secretarial services.

Contact

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For further information, please contact
Prof. Luis Filgueira (Anatomy): luis.filgueira@unifr.ch, phone +41 26 300 8441)

 
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