PhD Position in Uro-Infectiology; Bacteriophage Therapy

University of Zurich


Balgrist University Hospital, Spinal Cord Injury Center, Research Neuro-Urology

PhD Position in Uro-Infectiology; Bacteriophage Therapy

Bacterial infections, especially in the context of rising antibiotic resistances, will become one of the major challenges in future medicine. A potential solution could be bacteriophage therapy, an innovative area in which we conduct leading research.

Your Opportunity:
We offer you the chance to become part of our translational team of clinicians and basic researchers, deeply engaging in uro-infectiology projects. The primary focus is on researching urinary tract infections and the application of bacteriophage therapy.

Join our team and help drive medical innovations forward!

Your responsibilities

Meet the core requirements of the MD-PhD Program or Biomedical Program of the University of Zurich
Manage and supervise study participants:

  • Plan and conduct patient visits
  • Record health-related data
  • Collect and process biological samples
  • Document study results

Study coordination:

  • Plan and coordinate internal and external investigations
  • Monitor study data and visits
  • Collaborate with research partners

Academic commitments:

  • Formulate scientific research questions
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Publish research findings
  • Present insights at scientific platforms
  • Teach and mentor students

Your profile

  • Completed degree in Medicine, Psychology, or a relevant natural science field
  • Strong interest in uro-infectiology research
  • Structured, systematic, and well-organized work ethic
  • Creative, self-motivated, and committed personality
  • Fluent in German and proficient in English
  • Excellent communication skills and patient-oriented demeanor
  • Ability to work under pressure and prioritize tasks
  • Willingness to work on weekends and holidays (with compensation)

What we offer

  • An interdisciplinary and international team characterized by scientific curiosity, support, and mutual respect
  • Active participation in top-tier research, marked by creativity and innovation
  • Extensive autonomy and growth opportunities
  • Regular patient interaction
  • Training in laboratory techniques
  • For those with a medical degree: Option for part-time employment as a doctor in Urology or Infectiology areas
  • If interested in additional funding: Support in drafting and submitting grant applications for the position

Place of work

Balgrist University Hospital

Start of employment


Further information


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