Family & Work

Balancing family and work


Kidney.CH is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage all scientists with families to submit applications for positions within the NCCR. In general, career breaks due to parental leave are not seen as a disadvantage and typical age limits (e.g ~40 years in the case for an assistant professorship) will not apply for women or men having had a parental leave.

We are committed to create whenever possible the necessary structures (e.g. meeting structures, flexible work hours) to support balancing family responsibilities.

Financial support

  • 120% support Grant: This SNSF grant allows an extending part-time employment, or covering child care costs, so that there is no, or only a minimal delay in research work.
  • Child care support: This support is available for all NCCR members.The NCCR Kidney.CH partially support child care expenses.
  • Maternity leave compensation: This Kidney.CH grant compensates the financial gap, which occurs for Kidney.CH groups with a maternity leave of a female scientists. It reimburses the part of the salary, which is not covered by the insurance and therewith supports the groups to continue their projects.

Applications must be sent to the NCCR management office, using the specific application form. The application form and the respective SNSF-regulations for “120% support grant” can be downloaded below. For Child care support, please send an email to jens.selige@nccr-kidney.ch (cc: katharina.thomas@nccr-kidney.ch) for further information and proceedings.

The managing team (NCCR director, vice-director and project manager) plus the representative(s) from Education & Training and Advancement of Women evaluate the candidate applications.


For further information please contact us at info@nccr-kidney.ch

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