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Scientific Officer & Partnership Manager

50%-80%, Basel, fixed-term
The mission of the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health (BRCCH) is to drive scientifically outstanding research and innovation in paediatrics for application worldwide. The Centre was jointly opened in 2019 by the University of Basel and ETH Zurich together with its partners University Children’s Hospital Basel and Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute.

Project background

The BRCCH is led by two Directors, Professor Georg Holländer and Professor Sai Reddy, and a management office. Together, the team shapes the BRCCH as a unique and dynamic academic entity that closely works with its local and international partner network.

Job description

  • Contribution to the Centre's research strategy by in-depth scientific analyses and documentation of established and novel paediatric biomedical research areas and their potential within the Centre's remit
  • Supporting the coordination of the existent BRCCH research portfolio and grant assessment of new projects (including management of external reviewers)
  • Fostering links with national and international (research) organisations and setting up new partnerships (including moderating sessions, managing new formal collaborations and acting as key focal point for partners)
  • Depending on your profile: Responsible for the Centre's initiatives dedicated to early career researchers or technology transfer or fundraising

Your profile

You hold a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences/life sciences and have genuine and broad interest in and strong knowledge of state-of-the art technologies in health sciences. After your doctoral degree, you worked at least 3 years in research-oriented environments and gained experience in the translation of findings “from bench to bedside”.

Excellent analytical, writing, editorial and communication skills and fluency in English are a must - you need to feel comfortable in assessing and summarising a wider range of scientific content. A sound knowledge of standard IT tools is essential. Strong negotiation and presentation skills are necessary. Previous work experience in low- and middle-income countries and/or in paediatric health is an asset.

Your talents

  • An analytical mind, effective in working dually on independent and team-based tasks
  • Ability to deliver complex information to diverse audiences and to engage a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Gift to present, moderate and negotiate in the spotlight while ensuring centre stage for the BRCCH stakeholders and their research
  • Key understanding of the needs in academic environments and the challenges of translation in (paediatric) health sciences

We offer

  • Possibility to influence the global footprint of a new research centre
  • Interaction with outstanding researchers and institutions in the BRCCH network
  • Working conditions of the University of Basel
  • Fully flexible working hours and an office location in the heart of Basel


Please apply exclusively via the online application portal. Applications sent by e-mail or by post will not be considered. Applications received will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The position is provisionally limited until October 2023 (an extension of the contract is envisaged).

Further information about the Botnar Research Centre for Child Health you can find on our website: For additional information, please contact Patrick Mayrock (BRCCH General Manager) via E-Mail [] or the Strategy Manager, Dr. Tara Sugrue [] (no application documents).

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