University of Bern
June 11, 2023
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The Division of Animal Welfare (Prof. Hanno Würbel) at the University of Bern has a special research focus on animal research ethics and quality of animal research. In collaboration with the Institute for Biomedical Ethics (Prof. Bernice Elger) at the University of Basel and the Working Memory, Cognition and Development Laboratory (Prof. Evie Vergauwe) at the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences at the University of Geneva, we are currently looking for a dynamic and independent postdoctoral student, who is interested in coordinating and managing a Feasibility study on preregistration of animal research in Switzerland.


It will collect quantitative and qualitative data using a mixed-methods approach, involving a survey among Swiss animal researchers, semi-structured interviews, workshops and focus groups involving representatives of relevant stakeholders. The project aims to assess the feasibility and develop a concept for the implementation and appropriate use of preregistration in animal research.


You have a University degree and PhD in social sciences or a related field including experience in qualitative and quantitative methods, excellent knowledge of research methods and statistics, you are proficient in English and able to speak and understand German (ideally also French), and you have strong organizational skills and an ability to work independently.

We offer

You will be working on a cutting-edge topic in a dynamic, multi-disciplinary research team under attractive working conditions (salary, working environment, flexible working hours). You will be able to develop your career further as part of a dedicated, collaborative network of scientists. You will also have the possibility to contribute to teaching and collaborate in other research projects. The position is funded by the Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO) and part of a project on Open Research Data (ORD) funded by swissuniversities.

The position will be available from September 1st (or at your earliest convenience). Please indicate your preferred and earliest possible start date in the application letter.

Please, send your motivation letter (max. 1 page) together with your CV, copies of relevant study certificates, and contact details of one or two reference persons (reference letters are not required at this stage) merged into one single pdf-file to: [email protected]


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