Postdoctoral Research Associate, Spine 100%
Assisting in leading the group's research projects, and ensuring that their objectives are achieved and that the work culminates in publication in quality peer-reviewed journals and presentations at international/national conferences
Database management of data from large multicentre/registry studies.
Statistical analysis of large datasets derived from observational studies (propensity score matching analyses, building predictive statistical models, etc.)
Advising and supervising the research assistants of the “Spine” research group in their scientific projects
Consulting and liaising closely with clinicians of the Spine Center, to assist with and guide their research projects
Maintaining close contact with the Clinical Research Head of the Spine Center (your line manager), the external Spine Research Consultant, and the Administrative Head of Spine Research to discuss the group’s project portfolio and the aims and topics for new research projects in the interest of the Schulthess Clinic
PhD, preferably with a few years' postdoctoral experience, in a topic relevant to musculoskeletal medicine and ideally spine
National and ideally international reputation demonstrating expertise, excellence and achievement in your field, with regular presentation at international conferences/meetings, membership of relevant international societies/committees, and production of high quality publications in peer-reviewed journals
Excellent knowledge of all aspects of the clinical research process from planning through to publication, in accordance with Good Clinical Practice procedures
Track record of securing or helping to secure competitive research funding
Knowledge of, and ideally experience in, human orthopedics research and in particular spine outcomes research
Strong analytical skills and sound knowledge of statistical methodology and data science, ideally in relation to health/clinical data, with experience in the management of large datasets and execution of high-end, multivariable statistical analyses
Ability to bring structure to complex problems, extract the key issues, and present data in a clear and concise format that is understandable to all, from the student doctor through to the specialist
Good organizational and planning skills, with the ability to prioritize day-to-day tasks, meet urgent deadlines and work with a variety of staff and teams
Excellent English (both spoken and written, especially scientific/medical English)
German (at least comprehension) or willingness to learn
Well-developed communication and social skills
Passionate about research, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
Trustworthiness and integrity
We offer a responsible and varied position in a motivated team, with good employment conditions and strong support from peers. The working hours can be organized individually by agreement and home office is at least partly possible. With your commitment you will contribute to the sustainable success of the clinic. You can expect a modern workplace in a dynamic work environment.
If you would like to know more about this position, please contact Dave O'Riordan, Administrative Head Spine Center Research, +41 (0) 44 385 75 77.
If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your online application
Lengghalde 2, CH-8008 Zürich, Tel. +41 44 385 71 71, www.schulthess-klinik.ch