Tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Department of Biochemistry (DB)

University of Lausanne
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
to be determined
April 20 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 15,000 students and nearly 5,000 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) of the University of Lausanne (UNIL) is inviting applications for two positions of:

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

at the Department of Biochemistry (DB)

Start date: 01.08.2020 or to be agreed 

Rate of activity: 100% 

Contract Length: 6 years, renewable

Workplace: DB, Epalinges campus of the UNIL

Beautifully situated above Lausanne's city center and overlooking the lake of Geneva, the research campus in Epalinges is dedicated to immunology, infection and oncology and hosts more than 50 research labs in an international and collaborative atmosphere.

The Department of Biochemistry is a highly interactive and multidisciplinary research center performing cutting edge activities in the fields of immunology, inflammation and infection. It has excellent infrastructures and access to state-of-the-art facilities in flow cytometry, microscopy, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics.

Main tasks tied to the position:

  • Establishing an independent, innovative, and internationally-competitive research program that will attract extramural funding;
  • participation in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels,
  • participation in departmental activities.

Desired profile:

  • PhD degree,
  • significant post-doctoral experience in immunology,
  • demonstrated excellence in research,
  • interest in teaching.

We encourage applications from highly qualified candidates in all fields of immunology, who aim to apply state-of-the-art techniques to address emergent topics. We seek candidates whose research interests are original and complementary to the Department’s research strengths. The position comes with a competitive start-up package and funding for several research positions.

A detailed job description is available to our University’s website.

Further information may be obtained from the directors of the Department of Biochemistry, Prof. Andreas Mayer and Prof. Margot Thome-Miazza.

Applications, in English, should include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, a brief statement (5 pages max.) of the past and future research, a summary of previous teaching experience, a copy of diplomas, and the names and contact information of at least three references. Full applications should be submitted online as a single PDF file to the University’s website by June 15th, 2019 (23:59 GMT+1).

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of women and men among its staff, the University encourages applications from women



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