Research Position in Zoological Medicine
University of Zurich

4-year Residency-Position in Zoological Medicine

100 %

The Clinic for Zoo Animals, Exotic Pets and Wildlife
offers a fulltime position (Starting April 2021) .

Your responsibilities

The position includes veterinary practice in exotic pets, wildlife, and zoo animals; active participation in research and the clinic's continuing education programme will be requested. Candidates interested to pursue a residency program of the American College of Zoological Medicine (ACZM) are advised to visit the corresponding website (see link on our website) as well as our own residency description on the webpage, and address the prerequisites for a residency program and admission to the board exam in their cover letter.

Your profile

For the position, a completed veterinary education as well as fluency in spoken German is required. Fluency in English is expected. A 12-month internship in domestic animals is an advantage, as well as documented interest in zoo and exotic pet medicine and practical veterinary experience.

Written applications (as a single pdf via email attachment) including a CV and list of publications/conference contributions (attaching examples is recommended), copies of all relevant diplomas, credentials and certificates, the name and contact details of three persons that can be contacted as references, and a brief statement about career goals should be sent, by August 15th 2020.

What we offer

We offer varied and interesting work in an inspiring and socially relevant environment.
Diversity and inclusion are important to us.

Place of work


Start of employment

Starting date: April 2021. Please submit your application by August 15th, 2020.

Further information

For questions please contact Dr. Maya Kummrow at

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