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Research at the Children’s Hospital

At the Children's Hospital, you can propel our medical research forward. Your contributions directly enhance the treatment of critically ill children.

Shape the future of pediatric medicine

Idealists, hard workers, innovators, change makers, and out-of-the-box thinkers: Come help us translate today's pediatric research into tomorrow's standard of care. Join us in allowing children to reap the benefits of medical progress.

Whether your background is in natural science, psychology, nursing, or engineering, the Children’s Hospital is the place to be if you want your research to change the lives of children. What better place to make the best use of your skills?

As a scientist, you will contribute to top-level and award-winning research. Multidisciplinarity is key to our research. Our researchers work hand in hand, bringing together diverse perspectives, skills, and expertise. Together, we push the boundaries of knowledge, challenge conventional thinking, and uncover groundbreaking solutions that positively impact the lives of children. Our commitment to innovation is unwavering. With state-of-the-art facilities, advanced technologies, and access to leading-edge resources, you'll have the perfect environment to pursue groundbreaking research and translate your ideas into tangible solutions.

This is why 222 researchers find their work at the University Children’s Hospital Zurich so rewarding:

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Teamwork that transforms

Our working culture is the heart of our success. We foster a supportive and familial atmosphere where teamwork and interdisciplinary collaboration thrive. Join our exceptional research family, where you'll experience a unique blend of compassion, innovation, and unwavering dedication to pediatric healthcare.

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Sense of Purpose

Hardly any other industry is as rewarding and impactful as medical research. With your pioneering scientific work, you will help us translate today's pediatric research into tomorrow's standard of care.

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Attractive part-time offers will enable you to combine work, family, and leisure, while the possibility of remote work contributes to your personal work-life balance. Employees have the option of having their children looked after at a nearby daycare center that offers extended childcare hours.

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State-of-the-Art Building

In November 2024, we will move to our new building in Zurich-Lengg, designed by Herzog & de Meuron. You will then be working in what is probably the world's most modern children’s research center.

Salaries in Pediatric Research

Of course, you also want to know what you'll earn with us. We make the specific salary range transparent in our job postings. With increasing professional experience and good performance, you can expect regular pay increases.

Unlocking medical frontiers

Our research center encompasses and coordinates all our research activities and provides support to researchers. Internationally renowned research teams tackle questions about subjects ranging from developmental and biological processes in health and disease, to genetic and acquired diseases, malformations and the effects of trauma, to preventative and rehabilitative measures. The goal is always to translate scientific insights into clinical practice with a special focus on the needs of children, adolescents, and their families. The main research focus lies on genetic diseases, oncological diseases, neurological diseases, as well as transplantation medicine and immunology. The researched diseases are mainly rare diseases, for which there is a great unmet need, but also a great potential to make a difference for patients.

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State-of-the-art architectural building for our employees

We are embarking on a project of the century: In Zurich-Lengg, we are constructing a cutting-edge hospital and research center, where we will prioritize children's needs like never before. The state-of-the-art facilities and functional building design will provide our researchers with the perfect environment to continue their pioneering work in the future.

With a modern infrastructure facilitating seamless collaboration, shorter distances, efficient processes, advanced technologies, and an appealing workplace, our specialists will achieve even greater heights. This new building represents a remarkable opportunity to establish new benchmarks in pediatric research, and with the dedication of professionals like you, success is assured!