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University of Bern / KPM Center for Public Management & Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine / Professorship of Regulatory Affairs: Doctoral student (PhD position, f/m)



The Professorship of Regulatory Affairs of the KPM Center for Public Management and the Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (sitem-insel) searches a

Doctoral student (PhD position, f/m)
Regulation and Management in Health Care

About KPM, sitem-insel, and the Professorship of Regulatory Affairs
The Professorship of Regulatory Affairs conducts cutting-edge research on current challenges in the approval and reimbursement of medical technologies and on health care systems. The professorship of Prof. Dr. Rudolf Blankart is embedded in the KPM Center for Public Management of the University of Bern, which is one of the leading centers for policy and administrative sciences in Western Europe. It is tightly connected to the ecosystem of sitem-insel, a transdisciplinary center that promotes translation from idea to commercialization and its Center of Excellence in Decision-Analytic Modeling and Health Economics Research.

Your area of responsibility
As part of your dissertation, you will work on an international collaborative project of the Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI) that aims to develop new screening technologies for rare diseases. As part of the team, you will build up expert know-how and represent your topic internally and externally, e.g., at international conferences. You actively contribute to the teaching and research activities of the professorship.

You bring with you
A 90 ECTS Master’s degree, preferably in law, business, economics or equivalent, a genuine interest in regulatory challenges, qualitative or quantitative methodological skills, experience with data analysis and statistical programs, very good English language skills, a Swiss national language or the ambition to learn one. We highly value work experience in research or consulting.

We offer
An interdisciplinary research experience at the interface of management, medicine and law, exciting and varied activities with policy-relevance and significant societal impact, project management responsibility, access to a strong national and international network of researchers, and continuous education and training.

The position is available from August 1 or by other agreement. Applications from students who are in the process of completing their Master’s thesis are encouraged. The position can be combined with additional paid assistantship.

Your next step
We look forward to receiving your application with a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, diplomas and/or references. As a sample of your work, outline a relevant research idea that you would like to contribute to the PhD (around 500 words). Submit all documents electronically in a single PDF document to kosta.shatrov@kpm.unibe.ch by 25.5.2021. Please direct any questions also to this address.

University of Bern, KPM Center for Public Management, Freiburgstr. 3, 3010 Bern