Associate Professor in the field of fundamental pharmacology

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
October 08 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 15,500 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

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

Associate Professor

in the field of fundamental pharmacology


Starting date: August 2021                                       

Place : Lausanne, Switzerland          

The Department of Biomedical Sciences (DBS) is the main center of UNIL for research activities in the broad field of metabolism, physiology, pharmacology and toxicology, all in connection with the university hospital.

Main missions Research:

  • Conduct independent and innovative research of global quality, fundamental or translational in the biomedical field, financed by expert funds and published in international journals with expertise.
  • In compliance with legal and ethical provisions, ensure the direction of a research group, coordinate its research with that developed in other groups, in a spirit of collaboration and participate in the preparation of the next generation of academics
  • Collaborate in the scientific and academic life of the Department and the Faculty, ensure outreach at regional, national and international levels, while actively participating in international congresses
  • Ensure a watch in the field of the digital transformation of society related to the academic world, eg. in the fields of digitization / securing of data and tools, organization of entities or the contributions of artificial intelligence.

Main missions teaching:

  • Participate in the teaching activities of pharmacology provided by the Department of Biomedical Sciences in the course of biology and medicine (structured teaching, supervision of master's / thesis work, optional courses, practical work, management)
  • Contribute to thesis directors and MD, PhD and MD-PhD thesis committees / juries, as well as doctoral programs and organize and participate in internal and external seminars, etc.
  • Be a force of proposal to improve the supervision of the student body, inter-professionalism, student-centered teaching, the acquisition of transversal skills and the creation of networks in the world

Desired profile:

  • PhD in Sciences, MD or MD / PhD, with specialization / experiences in the field of pharmacology, physiology or metabolism in the broad sense
  • strong track record in research, publications in high-level international journals and ability to secure expert funds
  • teaching knowledge at faculty level with practice in pre-graduate teaching
  • advanced managerial skills (management of various teams and projects)
  • strong interest in the digital and digital transformation of society
  • preference will be given to a personality open to communication and cooperation, able to stimulate young colleagues

The successful candidate will receive an installation credit as well as an annual research and consumable endowment in a dynamic research environment.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Regazzi (, Director of the DBS.

Applications, in English, should include i) a motivation letter, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, iv) a brief statement (5 pages max.) of the past and future research, a summary of previous teaching experience, v) a copy of diplomas, vi) 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 November 29th 2020 (23:59 GMT+1).

The job description is available on the University’s website (ou QR code).

We offer a pleasant working atmosphere in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. There are possibilities for continuing professional education and a multitude of activities and other benefits to discover.

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.