Marco Waser, PhD

Function(s)
Quality Development Officer, Scientific Project Leader

Qualification
Swiss TPH Quality Development and project support

Organisational Entity
Project and Grant Service

Professional activities at Swiss TPH

  • Setting up a Quality Management System at Swiss TPH
  • Project Support

 

Higher education and qualifications

  • 2013 to date: Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) Quality Leadership at the University of Applied Sciences in Business Administration Zurich (HWZ)
  • 2010: Certificate of Advanced Studies in Business Administration (University of Applied Science North-western Switzerland). Thesis: ‘Quality Measures and Improvement in Science’
  • 2005: Training in Web design and Web publishing (webedu.ch, Berne, Switzerland). Thesis: Website, intranet including cms 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 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