From the online application to the first day of work

We are delighted that you are interested in working at the USZ! Here you will find detailed information about the various stages of the application process and answers to frequently asked questions.

Application process & FAQ's

We are happy to receive your application via various channels.

  • Recruitment tool: We accept applications for all our vacancies via our recruitment tool. Click on the “Apply online” button at the bottom right of the advertisement to access our e-recruiting tool. Register or log in and upload your application documents.
  • Quick application: Some professional groups in the Nursing & MTTB Directorate can also apply easily and spontaneously using our form. You can find out which positions this applies to in the drop-down menu.

As soon as we have received your application, you will receive a confirmation email from us. The person responsible will check your documents as quickly as possible. If your application meets our desired criteria, we will be happy to invite you by e-mail to an initial interview and/or trial day.

If you are not shortlisted for the position you have applied for, you will receive prompt feedback.

This is an opportunity to get to know each other and ask questions. Different people will be present depending on the vacancy. In addition to your line manager, these could be people from recruitment and/or your future team.

For certain vacancies, we invite you to take an online assessment. This way we can assess your personality and skills even better. The online assessment can be completed from home and takes between 20 and 90 minutes.

As a rule, we conduct a second interview if the first one went well. Any final unanswered questions are clarified and your online assessment may be discussed. A business case will be presented for certain vacancies, in order to assess your abilities and problem-solving skills based on a specific example. In addition, you will get to know your future team.

We will inform you shortly after the second interview about our decision. If you too are convinced that we are a good employer, you will then receive your employment order.

Even before you start working for us, you will receive useful information on your work and the USZ. On “Welcome Day”, which takes place on the first working day of each month, you and other new employees will be welcomed by a member of the hospital management and given your personal badge. Now you can be personally introduced to the members of your team.

Frequently asked questions

We only accept applications online (see “Online application”). Dossiers which are submitted by post can unfortunately not be considered for the above-mentioned reason.

If you have forgotten which e-mail you used to register, you can contact and we will help you.

If you have forgotten your password, you can click on the “Reset password” button. A password reset will then be sent to your e-mail address.

A complete application dossier helps us to process your documents quicker. Therefore, we welcome you to add the following documents to your application file at the beginning:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Diplomas/degrees and certificates
  • References

If you are a foreign national, we need a copy of your residence permit. If you completed your training abroad, we need a copy of your diploma recognition in addition to your diploma.

If you don’t find a suitable job, you can create a job newsletter according to your individual criteria. This way you will be informed immediately about newly published jobs in your area of interest.

Open positions

Feel free to apply for multiple positions. Your documents will be reviewed by different departments. For this reason, you may be invited for multiple interviews.

For some professional groups in the Nursing & MTTB Directorate, we accept unsolicited applications via a simplified form . You can find which positions this applies to in the dropdown selection.

Do you have any questions about the quick application? We are also available via Whatsapp on +41 76 538 43 41.

EU and EFTA nationals benefit from the free movement of persons in Switzerland. You can find more information here.

EU and EFTA nationals benefit from the free movement of persons in Switzerland. You can find more information here.

Nationals from non-EU/EFTA countries are subject to an authorization procedure. Further information from the Canton of Zurich can be found here.

Please note that you will need very good German language skills (at least B2 level according to the German Goethe Institute) to work at the USZ.

Nurses who have completed their training abroad must have their diploma recognized by the Swiss Red Cross. For the application process, we recommend that you have already completed the PreCheck.

As a doctor (f/m/d), your medical diploma, specialist diploma (if available) and German language skills must be entered in the register of medical professions. If you have completed your training abroad, you will also need MEBEKO recognition for your medical diploma and specialist diploma. Further information on recognition and language entry can be found here. If your diplomas are not directly recognized by MEBEKO and a decision has been made by MEBEKO that your diploma has been entered in the MedReg as a non-recognizable foreign diploma, we must obtain a permit from the Health Directorate of the Canton of Zurich for you to be employed.

Have you completed another healthcare profession abroad? Here you can find out whether your professional qualifications need to be recognized and which body is responsible for this.

Yes, depending on the application channel, you can proceed as follows:

  • Recruitment tool: It is not technically possible to attach or exchange additional documents in the tool once you have submitted your application. Contact the person responsible for recruitment listed in the advertisement.
  • Quick application form: You can exchange or supplement the documents in your unsolicited application by sending an e-mail to

If you wish to withdraw your application, you can proceed as follows:

  • Application submitted via recruitment tool: You have the option of withdrawing your application in the recruitment tool.
  • Application via quick application form: You can withdraw your application by sending an email to

You can always reapply online for another position with us.

Open positions

Do you have any further questions or are you stuck?

We will be happy to assist you with the application process by e-mail.