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 beneficiaries, which shall correspond to the level of a local assistant professorship or equivalent position. The Foundation shall determine the level of the salary in consultation with the university research institution at which the beneficiaries are employed. The Foundation may set a maximum salary. The funding of further project costs is excluded.

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


Call for Applications 2022

Deadline for submission is June 30, 2022

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 2022)
2nd round – interviews with selected candidates (expected in March 2023)
The Foundation Board makes the final selection in April 2023.

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