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Professor of Cardiac Surgery

Universität Basel
Canton of Basel-Stadt (CH)
Closing date
Aug 8, 2024

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Cardiology, Surgery
Full Time
Position Type
Permanent, Academic/Teaching

To be appointed from January 2025 or by arrangement

The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel and the Heart Centre of the University Hospital Basel are announcing the position of a Professor of Cardiac Surgery in conjunction with the position of Head of the department Cardiac Surgery.


The professorship is affiliated with the Department of Cardiac Surgery, which is an integral part of the Heart Centre at the University Hospital Basel. The department of Cardiac Surgery serves as the primary provider of academic cardiac surgery services for all north-western Switzerland and beyond. The University Hospital Heart Centre is home of the esteemed “Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel" (CRIB), renowned globally for its contributions to cardiovascular research. The research focus of the vacant professorship is flexible and open. However, transplant surgery research cannot be pursued due to lack of HSM approval for transplantation.


Your position
You will head the Department of Cardiac Surgery within the University Hospital's Heart Centre. Your role will include all associated medical, financial and organisational management. With your clinical expertise and your background in research, you will strengthen the national and international visibility and recognition of the Department of Cardiac Surgery and the Heart Centre at the University Hospital Basel. You will apply your clinical expertise and interest in teaching to secure and advance state-of-the-art training and continuing education of residents and registrars in heart surgery, cardiology and internal medicine in accordance with the requirements of the Swiss Institute for Medical Training and Continuing Education (SIWF). With your commitment to academic research and teaching, you will inspire students and promote young academics in cardiac surgery and cardiology. Your participative, goal-oriented understanding of leadership will ensure an attractive working environment for academic and clinical specialists in cardiac surgery and the entire heart centre. You will lead a cardiac surgery research group and create a productive environment for successful research teams. You will be an integral part of the Cardiovascular Research Institute Basel and help to increase its international scientific reputation.


Your profile
You have broad clinical and scientific experience in all areas of cardiac surgery as well as the highest level of clinical expertise in minimally invasive reconstruction of heart valves or open surgery of the ascending aorta and aortic arch. You have successfully conducted own research activities, including securing competitive third-party funding in a research area associated with cardiac surgery. You have proven leadership experience in an academic environment. Your distinctive expertise, leadership and outstanding communication skills place you in an ideal position to gain acceptance and trust. You can create an attractive work environment, inspire creative thinking that can be put into action, and encourage your employees. Your knowledge of German is very well.


We offer you

  • A stimulating and diverse position within an university setting that combines academic and clinical responsibilities.
  • An innovative, interdisciplinary, and open research environment
  • Participation in an prestigious research institute with a global reputation
  • A responsible leadership role in cardiac surgery and the University Hospital's Heart Centre
  • An interdisciplinary collaboration in a future-oriented company
  • Attractive employment conditions

The University of Basel and the University Hospital Basel stand for excellence through diversity and are committed to equal opportunities and family friendliness. To increase the proportion of women in professorships, the University is particularly interested in applications from women.


Application / Contact

For further information, please contact the Chair of the Academic Recruitment Committee, Pro. Martin Siegemund, (Phone: +41 61 328 65 38; E-Mail: or the Scientific Coordinator of Academic Recruitment, Dr Simone Neu (Phone: +41 61 207 61 64; berufungen-

Applications must be submitted by August 7th 2024. We kindly ask you to apply only via the online application platform of the University of Basel and as described in the guidelines (

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