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Data di pubblicazione 30.05.2024

Head of the Cantonal Institute of Pathology of the EOC, Locarno; Full Professor of pathology at the Università della Svizzera Italiana

The Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC) and the Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI)

are seeking applications for the position of

Head of the Cantonal Institute of Pathology of the EOC, Locarno; Full Professor of pathology at the Università della Svizzera Italiana (100%)

The successful applicant will hold the positions of:

  • Head, Cantonal Institute of Pathology of the EOC in Locarno
  • Full Professor of pathology at the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana in Switzerland, Institute of Human Medicine, responsible for organizing the theoretical and clinical teaching of pathology as part of the training programs in human medicine.

Essential criteria

The candidate must have:
  • postgraduate qualification in pathology in accordance with Art. 20 and 21 of the Federal Law on University Medical Professions (LPMed). For foreign qualifications, Mebeko recognition is required before starting work at the
  • established experience in pathology with expertise in diagnostic citology and/or molecular pathology, acquired at least in a leading role at a university or cantonal hospital or equivalent foreign institution;
  • academic qualification to teach pathology at a Swiss or foreign university;
  • solid and proven experience in the clinical and managerial running of a pathology service;
  • ability to manage quality and clinical governance programs;
  • experience and willingness in promoting multidisciplinary clinical collaboration (e.g. accredited centers of expertise for tumor diseases);
  • willingness to develop an integrated diagnostic strategy in collaboration with other diagnostic services;
  • experience in promoting, contributing and actively supporting the achievement of the objectives of the Institute as a whole;
  • willingness to continue and strengthen collaboration with local doctors;
  • commitment to developing a training and research activity that is capable of promoting the academic progression of collaborators, ensuring continuity with the activities already developed;
  • experience in conducting a research program (clinical, translational and/or fundamental), with a track record of scientific publications on the specific topics of the call and in obtaining research funding;
  • willingness to collaborate with members of the Faculty of Biomedical Sciences of the Università della Svizzera italiana (USI) in the definition and implementation of study paths and the development of research within the Faculty;
  • interest and motivation to promote projects and positions linked to the concept of equal opportunities;
  • good knowledge of Italian and English. Knowledge of national languages is an advantage;
  • effective verbal and written communication skills. Should be able to adapt communication style to suit different audiences.
The successful applicant will be offered
  • the opportunity to join a solid and experienced staff;
  • the role of medical and scientific director the Cantonal Institute of Pathology of the EOC in Locarno;
  • involvement as full professor in the dynamic Faculty of Biomedical Sciences;
  • active participation in the realization of the Master in Human Medicine of the USI Faculty of Biomedical Sciences.

The starting date is 1st October 2025, subject to negotiation.

The conditions of appointment are outlined in the recruitment policy for EOC staff and physicians and, for the academic part, in the Terms of Reference and Regulations on the general working conditions of academic staff at USI.

USI and EOC aspire to be an exemplary university and employer, ensuring equal opportunities in recruitment, development, retention and promotion of staff, and that no-one is disadvantaged on the basis of their gender, cultural background, disability, sexual orientation or identity. As an institution that promotes diversity and inclusion, USI encourages applications from women and all people belonging to underrepresented categories.

Applications, in electronic format, complete with curriculum vitae and copies of study and work certificates, must be uploaded on the dedicated platform, at the following address: by 26.06.2024.
Incomplete applications, received at other addresses, in paper format or after the deadline, will not be accepted.

For further information, please contact:

Clinical matters:
Prof. Dr. med. Paolo Ferrari, Chief Medical Officer - Direzione generale, Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (Phone +41 91 811 13 14).

Academic matters:
Prof. Dr. med. Giovanni Pedrazzini, Dean, Faculty of Biomedicine, Università della Svizzera italiana (Phone +41 58 666 49 00).

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