Senior Lecturer Head of the Lausanne Flow cytometry Facility

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
January 19 2021
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:


Senior Lecturer (Maître d'enseignement et de recherche type 1)

Head of the Lausanne Flow cytometry Facility (FCF)


Starting date: to be agreed                              

Contract length: 6 years, renewable

Rate of activity: 100%                                     

Workplace: Lausanne Epalinges, Biopôle 3


Job description:

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne experiences a substantial demand for flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting. To meet this demand, the Faculty has set up a large core facility, which provides instrumentation, technology, and advanced expertise. The FCF offers top of the range instruments for analysis performed by the users, training on our instruments and cell sorting services implemented by the facility staff.

The leader of the core facility will supervise the work in the laboratory, manage the FCF team, organize the collaborations with the users and the priorities for the use of services, and assess data. She/he will also evaluate, in collaboration with researchers, new methods and technologies that should be implemented to maintain the competitiveness of the FCF.

In parallel to her/his core facility duties, the successful candidate will lecture at the bachelor and master levels and organize practical work (exercises) in flow cytometry technology approaches and experimental design. 

Desired profile:

  • PhD in natural or medical sciences and a strong track record in research using flow cytometry.
  • Experience in leading and motivating a team and in collaborating with researchers.
  • Have a vision of the future of a technological core facility.
  • Experience in teaching and in the organization of courses on flow cytometry will be an advantage.

The job description is available on the University’s website.

Further information may be obtained from M. Jérôme Wuarin (

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 February 21st 2021 (23:59 GMT+1).

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.