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Filling the Gap

Filling the Gap is a 2-year career development program. It is designated to talented physician scientists and aims to provide them with the opportunity to advance their research activity, which is considered to be an essential part of every physician’s or dentist’s academic career.

The program comprises 3 main pillars:

  • Planning: Personalized career planning together with the department chair.
  • Mentoring: Appointment of a mentor to support and supervise the applicant’s career.
  • Financial support: Paid protected research time (20% to 50% per year).

Filling the Gap is based on the Gender Equality Action Plan by the University of Zurich. A main goal is to increase the number of women professors in the Faculty of Medicine as well as the proportion of women in academic leadership positions. Therefore, the Faculty of Medicine strongly encourages eligible women candidates to apply.