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.

Biomedical Engineer

University Children's Hospital, Inselspital, Bern
Pediatric Respiratory Medicine Research
80 – 100 % | in Bern
Entry by 01.01.2019 or by arrangement
Limited by two years with the possibility of extension
The hallmark of our research is the development of new techniques to assess the impact of airway dis-ease and environmental factors on lung function and lung development in neonates and children.

The responsibilities

  • Maintain and improve existing research software and develop and test new research tools for analysis
  • Compare performance and outcomes of prototype research tools to state-of-the art commercial software used in clinical routine
  • Modification and application of open-source/third-party software for the analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging data.
  • Documentation of newly developed analysis methods and writing of manuals for new software applications
  • Collaboration in a computational lung model and/or medical image analysis of novel functional lung MRI

Your profile

  • Master degree in engineering, computer science, physics or equivalent
  • Good programming skills in Matlab, experience with Python, R, C++ is highly welcome
  • Willingness to work in an interdisciplinary research group and to take the main responsibility for technical aspects
  • Good basic knowledge in fluid dynamics, thermodynamics
  • Fluent in German and English

The package

A well-equipped lung function laboratory with around 2000 lung function tests done per year, both for clinics and research, with several PhD-students, post-docs and study nurses working on various research projects, headed by Prof. Philipp Latzin.


For further information or questions, please contact:
Kathryn Ramsey,
Post-Doc or
Philipp Latzin,
Head of Pediatric Respiratory
Phone: +41 31 632 21 11
(Switchboard Inselspital), ask for
Pager 181 80 14

Your application

Please only apply online.

The Insel Group

The Insel Group forms Switzerland's largest full-service medical care system -– from primary care through to state-of-the-art medicine -– that is available to everyone in the country. This ensures that every patient is treated at the most appropriate place for them and has access to the latest technologies, methods and medical options at all times.
Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern
Freiburgstrasse, CH-3010 Bern
As a university hospital and the leading training institution in Canton Bern, the Inselspital offers training in 36 out of 44 possible medical disciplines. In their role as training organisations, the university clinics and institutes of the Insel Group are rated with an "A" – the highest classification.
In addition, the Insel Group offers practical training and CPD (continuous professional development) for all health professions up to specialist nursing care. It offers a broad range of vocational traineeships for its trainees, who currently number 300.
We are keen to foster personal development among our staff. Career opportunities and relevant models are transparent; CPD is provided with generous support.
Gender equality and the advancement of women are a big priority for us. Our career paths and models are designed so that part-time work and family responsibilities are no obstacles to taking on responsibility at our company.
Flexible working hours, part-time work and job-sharing. We are keen to accommodate the needs of our staff where the role and operating requirements of the hospital allow. This also applies to our executive-grade roles.
We offer 115 childcare places for around 180 children up to pre-school age at various locations. At the Inselspital site, there is also a group for babies from the fourth month and a private kindergarten.
As a family-friendly employer, the Insel Group provides generous schemes for unpaid leave, short remunerated breaks and parental leave in the event of the birth of a child or an adoption. Fathers also receive ten working days paid paternity leave. Extra days of leave are offered by way of a loyalty bonus from as early as the fifth year of service!
Bern and its region assume a central role in Switzerland. With its enviable infrastructure, rapid links to the country's major conurbations, proximity to urban and rural districts and variety of wonderful recreational areas, Bern and its environs offer an unusually high quality of life.
The social package we offer is far above the industry average. Our benefits are exceptional, particularly in the case of maternity leave, continued payment of salary in the event of sickness and accident, and full payment of daily sickness allowance or group health insurance premiums.
We provide medical excellence with a human touch and respect for one another. As a big business we create a unique family atmosphere through meaningful diversity within the Insel Group.
For us it is very important new employees undergo a well prepared and thorough induction. We give you detailed information about your new employer at a monthly welcome event and also provide tailored induction programmes in the clinics, institutes and administrative departments.
Every site operated by the Insel Group has one or more staff restaurants. Our staff appreciate the quality, variety and creativity of our catering, which has repeatedly won prestigious gastronomy prizes.
Innovations in medicine and research are only possible if we continue to develop. Rapid developments in the medical field bring about extraordinary processes of change – as well as prospects for individual development for you.


Five shared values help us to achieve ambitious goals every day and shape our decisions. We do our very best for our patients, our staff and society as a whole.Five shared values help us to achieve ambitious goals every day and shape our decisions. We do our very best for our patients, our staff and society as a whole.
  • cooperative
  • exacting
  • responsible
  • considerate
  • respectful

Facts and figures

  • 6 sites in the canton of Bern
  • Over 10,000 employees from around 80 countries
  • Over 300 trainees in 16 vocational fields
  • 15,185 placement/training weeks (at tertiary level, medical and other professions)
  • Around 500,000 patients, including over 60,750 inpatients
  • 1st class: the Inselspital is the leading Swiss university hospital in terms of patient satisfaction.
Facts and figures
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