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Pulmonologist – Bern – Switzerland


Even though Switzerland officially does not have a capital, Bern fulfils that role and is therefore referred to as a “federal city”. Bern has around 129.000 inhabitants, making it the fifth largest city in Switzerland. Bern is characterized by its old city centre, which is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city lies on the river Aare, which surrounds a large part of the city. The temperature during winter is often around freezing and in summer around 20 degrees Celsius.

The position is offered in one of Switzerland’s larger academic centres. This centre is the employer for approximately 8.300 employees and is therefore a major source of income for the region. Here, both secondary and tertiary care is offered to the population. About 44.000 clinical patients are seen annually. This academic centre focuses mainly on an interdisciplinary approach and maintains a high standard of care. Due to the academic nature of this hospital, it is regularly attached to medical research and medical personnel are trained daily.

The Pulmonology Department treats the entire spectrum of its field (both lung diseases and sleep-related respiratory disorders) and has access to modern equipment. In addition, the specialists in this department are supported by a team consisting of interns, registrars, medical-technical personnel and specialized nurses. The department also has 18 beds, a day clinic and an outpatient clinic. The clinics are in different locations.


On behalf of this academic centre, we are looking for a pulmonologist for a full-time position.

The successful candidate will mainly work in the outpatient clinic of the department. He/She will perform bronchoscopies and treat sleep-related respiratory disorders. You will also be involved in training medical personnel such as interns and registrars. In addition, there will be on-call duties.

Preferably, candidates are sought who have chosen asthma and/or immunological lung diseases as a field of interest. Candidates must also have an affinity with education and research. Candidates with strong communication and social skills are also preferred.

Good working conditions are offered. A good knowledge of the German and English language or the willingness to learn this is required. B2 level is required for registration in Switzerland, although mastery at C1 level is required in the clinic. MMedical can help you select the right language course and will guide you through federal and cantonal registration in Switzerland.

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