Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of infection immunology

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
January 27 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, the 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 the position of:


Tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of infection immunology

at the Department of Biochemistry (DB)


Start date: 01.08.2021 or to be agreed             

Workplace: DB, UNIL-Epalinges campus


We are looking for candidates for this position working in the area of the immune response to infections, in particular viral infections, who have demonstrated excellence in their research and are interested in teaching.


Main tasks:

  • conduct an independent and innovative research of international quality likely to attract external funding in the field of immunology of infectious diseases,
  • teach at the pre- and postdoctoral levels,
  • take part in the academic life of the Department
  • show a strong interest in the teaching activities of the WHO Collaborative Center "Immunology, Research and Training"

The Department of Biochemistry undertakes cutting-edge interactive and multidisciplinary research in the fields of immunology, inflammation and infection. It benefits from excellent infrastructures, including access to sophisticated technology platforms in flow cytometry, imaging, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics.

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


Further information may be obtained from the directors of the Department of Biochemistry, Prof. Andreas Mayer (Andreas.Mayer@unil.ch) and Prof. Margot Thome-Miazza (Margot.Thomemiazza@unil.ch).


Applications, in English, should include i) a motivation letter, ii) a curriculum vitae, iii) a list of publications highlighting and summarizing the five most significant ones from the point of view of the candidate, iv) a brief statement (5 pages max.) of the past and future research, v) a summary of previous teaching experience, vi) a copy of diplomas, vii) 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 website by March 28th 2021 (23:59 GMT+1).


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


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. www.unil.ch/egalite.

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