ETH Zurich Seeks Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) of Ethics and Policy in Pediatric Digital Health


The Department of Health Sciences and Technology at ETH Zurich invites applications for the above-​mentioned position at the Institute of Translational Medicine. As a leading international academic institution at the cutting edge of health sciences and technology, the aim of the Department of Health Sciences and Technology (D-​HEST) is to create the foundations for sustaining and improving the quality of life for people across the life span. The professorship will be physically embedded within the newly established Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) in Basel, which aims to provide innovative and translational solutions for child and adolescent health.

The successful candidate must have a proven track record in several of the following areas: research ethics, digital ethics, health policy, regulatory science, and law, with a focus on pediatric and adolescent health. She or he should demonstrate a strong interest in the application of ethics in clinical or public health-​related settings, expertise in the ethical, legal, and societal implications of translational research and a clear ambition to pursue research that is directly relevant to child and adolescent health. Experience in international organizations and / or global governance initiatives in relation to digital health and child and adolescent health would be an asset. This Assistant Professorship aims to set and pursue a research agenda that investigates ethical and policy challenges in the integration of digital health innovations in low-​ and middle-​income countries. The future Assistant Professor is expected to establish and lead a competitive research team, commit to teaching, interact with global health policy initiatives and contribute to the vibrant biomedical research environments at ETH Zurich and Basel.

Assistant professorships have been established to promote the careers of younger scientists. ETH Zurich implements a tenure track system equivalent to that of other top international universities.

ETH Zurich is an equal opportunity and family-​friendly employer, values diversity, and is responsive to the needs of dual-​career couples.

Please apply online.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of future research and teaching interests, a description of the leadership philosophy, a description of the three most important achievements*, and a certificate of the highest degree. The letter of application should be addressed to the President of ETH Zurich, Prof. Dr. Joël Mesot. The closing date for applications is 15 Feburary 2024.

* ETH Zurich emphasizes qualitative assessment of academic accomplishments. This is why you are kindly asked to submit a short description of your three most important achievements (maximum a half page each). Besides research findings, these could also be extraordinary achievements in teaching and its further development, services in the benefit of the academic community or society, software development, patents, knowledge transfer and its practical application, spin-​​​​​​off companies or similar.