TB Scientist


TB Scientist


The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries. Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, education and services at local, national and international levels. 900 people from 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.
The Clinical Research Unit (Head: Klaus Reither) performs high quality clinical research with translational impact and fosters clinical development of safe, effective and affordable medicines and devices for the benefit of people in and from resource limited countries.

The Clinical Tuberculosis Research Group invites applications for a TB Scientist (100%).

Your position

  • To design, implement and coordinate clinical and epidemiological tuberculosis (TB) studies in close collaboration with partner institutes primarily in Tanzania, Lesotho and Georgia
  • To analyze and publish research data and to present findings at scientific meetings
  • To develop new TB research project proposals, trial budgets and study protocols
  • To contribute to the teaching and training programs at Swiss TPH and University of Basel
  • To develop and maintain clinical research partnerships with Swiss TPH's collaborators

Your profile

  • Medical Doctor certification required; an additional PhD is an appreciated asset
  • Proven track record in clinical TB research (minimum of 5 years)
  • Advanced skills in statistical analyses
  • Ability to work independently
  • Team player with good social skills
  • Reliable, precise, and well-structured working style
  • Flexibility and willingness to stay and work outside of Switzerland
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written) is required; French is seen as an asset

We offer you

  • Well-filled research project pipeline with a focus on clinical TB studies, especially in diagnostics
  • Excellent collaborations with international TB study sites
  • Established networks with leading TB research groups
  • Interdisciplinary in-house collaborations in Mtb genomics (S. Gagneux) and TB immunology (D. Portevin)
  • An individual career development plan and good options for academic advancement
  • Adequate and attractive remuneration / appropriate pay package

Swiss TPH an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Application / Contact

The position is open immediately and will be supported for an initial period of at least 2 years (with the prospect of extension if further research funding is obtained). If you are interested, please submit your application in English with:

  • CV
  • Motivational letter
  • Complete course grades
  • Names and contact details of 2-3 referees

Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool: https://jobs.swisstph.ch/Jobs/All . Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Klaus Reither, Head of Clinical Research Unit and Group Leader Clinical TB Research. Email: Klaus.Reither@swisstph.ch 

Job Profile: 

Start Date: As soon as possible

Location: Allschwil, Switzerland

Duration: 2 years with the prospect of extension

Percentage: 100%

Travel Required? Yes

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Location: Switzerland, Basel, Allschwil
Categories: Clinical Sciences, Computational Epidemiology, PhD, Researcher, Scientist,


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