Advantages for employees

Working at the University Hospital Zurich has many advantages. In addition to the salary, benefits and meaningful work at a university hospital, we also offer practical facilities such as a day care, health services for employees, staff accommodation and leisure activities.

All benefits at a glance (PDF)

Salary and pension

We offer our employees competitive position and performance-based salaries according to the salary regulations (German) of the Canton of Zurich. Assistant and senior physicians are insured through the Association of Swiss Assistant Doctors and Chief Consultants (VSAO) (German) pension fund and all other employees by the Pension Fund of the Canton of Zurich (BVK) (German). BVK is the largest pension fund in Switzerland and is distinguished by comprehensive employee-friendly benefits.

Working times

Through flexible workloads and working hours, together with compensation for overtime, our employees can arrange their work-life balance with their team. Almost half of all employees work part-time, many in senior positions.


In our day care centers, qualified professionals care lovingly for your children from the age of three months until they start kindergarten. Other benefits include long opening hours, year-round availability and subsidies. It is one of the largest operating day care centers in Switzerland and there are several locations close to the UHZ. It was established about 50 years ago and has been QualiKita certified since 2013.


The UHZ takes special care of the health of its employees. In addition to a variety of sports and exercise programs at our own Athletic and Leisure Club (German) and the Academic Sports Association Zurich (ASVZ), we offer a variety of advisory and coaching services. The Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the Corporate Security and the Staff Medical Service also promote health and safety at work.


The UHZ provides furnished rooms and studios for its employees. The properties are all located near the University Hospital and can be reached easily on foot or by public transport. The rental period is limited to the duration of training or employment, up to a maximum of two years.


The UHZ is centrally located in the city and is easily accessible by public transportation. The city of Zurich offers a wealth of cultural attractions and nearby recreational areas.

Personnel committee

The personnel committee represents and upholds the interests of employees of all professions at University Hospital Zurich in accordance with legal requirements. It promotes and supports collaboration between hospital management, other leadership areas, and employees of University Hospital Zurich. The personnel committee receives suggestions and criticism from all professions and fields, in particular concerning organizational issues, accident prevention, staff legal problems, further education and leisure activities. The personnel committee comprises representatives of all professional groups at University Hospital Zurich, and is elected every four years.


Further education

Our employees benefit from a comprehensive range of training opportunities. The courses include occupational, vocational and academic training and further education. In addition to classroom teaching, e-learning offers the chance to study anytime, anywhere.

All our courses are taught by qualified faculty lecturers.

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