Head physician of the Clinical Chemistry Service

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
April 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job 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. UNIL and CHUV encourage excellence, individual recognition and responsibility. The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are inviting applications for a position of:



Head physician of the Clinical Chemistry Service

with an academic title of Professor


Starting date: to be agreed


Place: Lausanne, Switzerland




The Service of Clinical Chemistry is dedicated to biochemical diagnostics, providing essential support to hospital and outpatient medical activity. It is made up of two units: the LCC clinical chemistry service laboratory and the innovation and analytical methods development laboratory.




Main tasks :


  • Lead, organize and ensure the activities of the Service and its development
  • Ensure and strengthen the expertise and security of service missions / analytical services and the management of the quality management system, including infrastructure / equipment / supply / data
  • Ensure and guarantee the pre-graduated (according to the FBM needs), postgraduate and continuous training missions, as well as the training of the Service’s collaborators
  • Ensure and develop the academic clinical research missions
  • Reinforce and develop the internal and external influence of the Service
  • Possibility of reorienting the strategic developments of the service within the framework of the positions to be filled within the LCC.



Desired profile :


  • Medical degree (or Mebeko equivalent) MD, PhD or MD-PhD
  • Specialist title in a related field (Swiss or Mebeko equivalent)
  • Postgraduate training (FAMH) in laboratory medicine (Swiss or Mebeko equivalent)
  • Senior physician with several practical years in clinical chemistry in university hospitals
  • Academic knowledge of professorial rank with proven teaching practice
  • Ability to develop an autonomous line of research at international level funded by expert funds
  • Certified managerial skills in team management and project management
  • Quality management and risk management of the accredited laboratory (teaching, project experience)
  • Compliance with the directives of all measures relating to hygiene, security of systems and data, respect of medical and functional confidentiality
  • Good knowledge of French or ability to acquire it quickly.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Pantaleo (giuseppe.pantaleo@chuv.ch), Head of the Department.




Applications, in English, will include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a copy of the five most relevant publications, as well as names and contact information of three referees, a brief statement of research interests and teaching experience and a copy of diplomas. They should be submitted online by May 16th 2021 (23:59 GMT+1) to wwwfbm.unil.ch/releve/application/ as a single PDF file.


The job description is available on the same link.




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 and CHUV are committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourage applications from female candidates. www.unil.ch/egalite