Medical research positions

The Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation finances medical research positions at Swiss universities, clinics and institutes. The Cloëtta positions for medical research are intended for fully trained and independently working researchers, especially if they are suitable for positions to be created later or that become vacant. By creating long-term research positions, the Professor Dr Max Cloëtta Foundation aims to help counter a shortage of young researchers in Switzerland. Candidates should not be older than 40 years.

The Foundation finances the salary of the beneficiary of Cloëtta research posts, including the employer’s social security contributions. Further project costs are not financed by the foundation.
The contribution awarded to the position holders are gross salaries before deduction of employee contributions. These amount to CHF 102’000 for the first year, CHF 106’100 for the second year, CHF 110’200 for the third year, CHF 114’300 for the fourth year and CHF 118’400 for the fifth year. 18% social security contributions on account as well as child allowance, if applicable, are paid in addition.

The grants are offered every two years, next time in 2022.

The Guidelines on the allocation of research positions have been issued by the Board of the Foundation.


Call for Applications 2020

Deadline for submission was June 30, 2020

When you plan your time, please note that the director of the University, of the Clinic or of the Institute must also sign the original application form and write a letter of recommendation, which must be submitted at the same time as the other documents.

Application form
Information Sheet

The application form must not exceed four pages. Please submit your documents (PDF) by email to cloetta [at] stiftung [dot] ch
The application form with the original signatures must also be sent by post.

The selection process comprises of two rounds:
1st round – evaluation and ranking according to documents (autumn 2020)
2nd round – interviews with selected candidates (expected in March 2021)
The Foundation Board makes the final selection in April 2021.

For further information, please contact our office at +41 44 350 44 35 or by email.