Research Veterinarian

University of Zurich
February 18, 2023
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Center for Surgical Research

Research Veterinarian

100 %

The University of Zurich, Center for Surgical Research, is looking to appoint with immediate effect or by agreement

Veterinarian Research 100% (limited to 1 year with the possibility of extension)

The Center for Surgical Research provides a translational research service for all clinics and institutes at the University of Zurich. The proximity and the excellent partnership between the University of Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and the university hospitals creates a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary basic and applied research. An exciting working environment awaits you at the interface of Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine and future Technologies. Your core competency will be the establishment and refinement of large animal models for the development and testing of new surgical techniques and medical devices for a variety of surgical and medical fields, as well as the optimization of imaging procedures for diagnostics and therapeutics of multiple organ diseases.

Your responsibilities

As a member of the veterinary team, you will work on various research projects, which include the following responsibilities:

  • Veterinary support, including anesthesia, surgery, pre- and post-operative care for large animals
  • Planning and implementing new projects including writing and managing animal experimental licenses
  • Advising scientists on aspects of animal welfare and 3Rs
  • Active contribution to the smooth running of operations (ordering and organization of consumables and medicines as well as maintenance of the infrastructure)
  • Training and supervising externs/interns, students and animal care takers
  • Your profile
  • Degree in veterinary medicine eligible to work in Switzerland
  • Interest in working with large animals
  • Great interest in scientific work
  • You are a reliable, precise and well-organized personality with a quick grasp and an independent and careful way of working
  • You enjoy working in a team
  • High level of motivation and flexibility, including willingness to work on weekends, public holidays and shift work
  • What we offer
  • Attractive and contemporary workplace in the heart of Zurich
  • A number of demanding and divers tasks in a team of committed and quality- oriented colleagues
  • Active participation in interdisciplinary research projects at the highest scientific level with the possibility of doing your own research
  • Divers day-to-day work
  • Training as an Experimenter (FELASA B) or Study Director (FELASA C) if not yet completed
  • Possibility to obtain a Dr.med.vet.
  • Opportunities for further training (Swiss specialist in laboratory veterinary medicine (Dipl. SVLAS), Residency to obtain the European specialist in laboratory veterinary medicine (Dipl. ECLAM))
  • Place of work

    Zurich

    Start of employment

    Employment start date to be mutually agreed.

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