PhD Position für Clinical Pharmacology / Pharmacometrics

Universität Bern


PhD position in clinical pharmacology/pharmacometrics (PK/PD)
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As a leading university hospital with a rich tradition, the Inselspital is part of the Insel Group and is a centre of medical expertise and high technology with an international reputation as well as being a first-class training and research centre.

The division of Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, Department of General Internal Medicine at the University Hospital/Inselspital Bern is looking for a PhD student for a project on drug repurposing in malaria vector control.

Admission by 01.01.2020 or by arrangement
Temporary position for 3 – 4 years

The responsibilities
The proposed PhD project will involve designing, simulating, and analyzing clinical trials (phase I and field trials). For more information about the project, visit Depending on personal interest, other topics may include bioanalysis (LC-MS/MS), conduct of clinical trials (phase I), therapeutic drug monitoring, and machine learning.
Your profile
The project will start in early 2020. Applicants should hold a master degree or equivalent in pharmacy, biology, biochemistry, neurosciences or a related field. Ideal candidates have previous experience in data science or programming (GNU R, Python, or similar), and are fluent in English and German. Willing-ness to travel is a plus.
What you can expect
Malaria continues to be an exceptional burden on global public health. While we have seen a worldwide decline in malaria incidence and mortality at the beginning of the 21st century, emerging resistance to antimalarials as well as insecticides pose threats to these trends. Vector control (targeting the mosquito instead of the parasite) through mass drug administration of systemic endectocides is a promising new strategy in malaria prevention.

Pharmacometrics is a discipline that quantifies drugs, disease progression, and clinical trials using mathematical models. Its results directly improve patient care, provide personalized medicine, inform clinical trial design, and aid in drug development.
Your application
Please only apply
online (Code number 6838/19)

For further information, please contact: Dr. med. Felix Hammann, MD PhD, Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

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