Marco Waser, PhD, MAS Quality Leadership

Function(s)
Quality Development Officer

Qualification
Head Quality Development

Organisational Entity
Project and Grant Service

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

Marco Waser, PhD and MAS Quality Leadership, is the Head of Quality development and a scientific project leader at Swiss TPH. He holds a PhD in Environmental Epidemiology from the University of Basel, with a focus of Childhood Asthma and Allergies. After three years of postdoctoral research at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland, Waser continued his education, moving into the field of Quality Management at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) and SAQ-QUALICON. His professional activities at Swiss TPH involve continuous improving processes and quality development of the top management and key processes in project life cycles, quality assurance in teaching and change management.

Higher education and qualifications

  • 2018: Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) Quality Leadership (University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ) and SAQ-QUALICON). Thesis: ‘How Continuous Improvement in today’s Environment gets to Corporate Culture? Lean CIP for Swiss TPH’
  • 2010: Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Business Administration (University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland). Thesis: ‘Quality Measures and Improvement in Science’
  • 2005: Training in Web design and Web publishing (webedu.ch, Berne, Switzerland). Thesis: ‘Integrate Website, Intranet and Content Management System (CMS) to the main Knowledge Management System of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel’
  • 2004: PhD in Epidemiology (Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland). Thesis: ‘Exposure to indoor microbial agents, allergens and pets, and their relation to asthma and allergy prevalence in farmers' children and their peers from rural areas’
  • 2003: Training in Basic and Clinical Allergy (National Heart and Lung Institute, London, UK)
  • 2002: Training in cooperation, leadership and teamwork management (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • 2001: Training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (Epidemiology Research Institute (ERI) in Boston, MA, USA)
  • 2000: Certificate in University Didactic in Biology and Environmental Science (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich)
  • 1998: MSc in Environmental Sciences (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich). Thesis: ‘Impact of plastic additives on indoor air quality’, at the Institute for Hygiene and Applied Physiology
  • 1992: A-Levels in applied economics (Kantonale Maturitätsschule für Erwachsene) in Zurich, Switzerland
  • 1987: Apprenticeship as Design Engineer (Siemens AG in Zug, Switzerland)

Past professional activities

  • Since 2015: Member of the Diversity team, University of Basel
  • Since 2014: Head Quality Development
  • Since 2010: Scientific Project Leader at the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Switzerland
  • 2009-2011: Change Manager for the Integration of the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel into the Swiss Tropical Institute, Switzerland
  • 2007-2010: Development of e-learning Modules for the university education in Epidemiology and Public Health
  • 2004-2008: Post-doc at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland. Main Function: Environmental Epidemiology with focus on Environmental Determinants for the Development of Childhood Asthma and Allergies
  • 1998-2004: Research Assistant (2000-2004 PhD) at the Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Basel, Switzerland
  • 1987-1991: Team member for design engineering, robotic and product development at the Siemens AG, Zug, Switzerland
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