Become a clinical researcher

Are you a medical student or a resident interested in a clinical research career in Switzerland? Or a senior registrar aiming to run high-quality clinical research projects?
This website provides you a clear overview of career support and funding opportunities, available training options and mentoring programmes. Use it to explore typical career tracks and plan your academic career.

PREM: Programme de Recherche pour Étudiants en Médecine
PhD in Clinical Sciences
Filling the Gap
Sophie de Seigneux

A talented researcher at the University of Geneva and Geneva University Hospitals, Sophie de Seigneux successfully combines clinical care and translational clinical research. Her research focuses on optimising the diagnosis and non-invasive monitoring of renal diseases and as on the pathophysiology of chronic renal failure.

Oriol Manuel

An associate professor at the University of Lausanne and Lausanne University Hospital, Oriol Manuel performs patient-oriented clinical research. His research focuses on the prevention of viral infections after solid organ transplantation, a key element for improving the survival of transplant recipients.

Philipp Kohler

As a senior registrar at the Cantonal Hospital St.Gallen and a privat-docent at the University of Zurich, Philipp Kohler is an infectious disease specialist who is particularly involved in hospital hygiene. His research focuses on the epidemiology of antibiotic resistant pathogens and ultimately aims at preventing further spread of these resistant pathogens in healthcare settings. He recently seized the opportunity to add another research focus and now leads a multicentre cohort on COVID-19 in healthcare workers.

More portraits to come

Other portraits of researcher-clinicians from each Swiss university hospital as well as from the cantonal hospitals of St-Gallen and Ticino will be soon be uploaded. Stay tuned!