Associate Professor in visual neuropsychology and technology for visual rehabilitation

Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
September 08 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. UNIL encourage excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), The Board of the Fondation Asile des Aveugles (FAA) and the University Medical Centre (CHUV) of Lausanne, invite applications for the position of:

Associate Professor

in visual neuropsychology and technology for visual rehabilitation

The Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital (HOJG) is part of the Fondation Asile des Aveugles, a private institution which provides diagnosis, treatment and care for eye diseases and people with visual impairment. The HOJG includes specialised medico-social units for visually impaired adults and children while ensuring an academic research and training activities. By its missions, the hospital, including inpatient wards and outpatient clinics, is affiliated with the University Medical Centre of Lausanne and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne.

The appointee will be tasked to promote and develop translational research in the field of visual science, in particular neuropsychology and innovative technologies for the visually impaired. The research programme should in particular focus on human neuroscience across the life span in visual health/disease, empowering rehabilitation, and technological development encompassing both rehabilitation of blindness, human developmental and/or ageing, as well as the interface of technical innovations and their practical implementation with patients ranging from children and adults to the elderly.

The appointee’s main task will be to expand interactions with clinical, rehabilitation, and education research groups at the Fondation Asile des Aveugles and with other institutions, leading to collaborative translational research efforts, and participate in the training of students (primarily at the post-graduate level) as well as continuing education of low-vision rehabilitation staff.

Desired profile:

  • Doctorate in one or more of the following domains: neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, medicine, or related disciplines
  • 5 years of Postdoc training and research experience in visual neuropsychology in the broadest sense
  • Research excellence in translational visual neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience
  • High competence in scientific writing
  • Excellent publication record
  • Proficiency in brain imaging and brain stimulation techniques in humans
  • Proven ability to create and maintain multidisciplinary collaborations and networks
  • Academic knowledge of faculty rank with proven practice in pre and postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to set up clinical research programs likely to be supported by expert external funds
  • Proficiency in French and English (level at least B2, C1 ideally)

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Thomas Wolfensberger (, Director of the HOJG.

Applications must be formulated in English and should include the motivation letter, the curriculum vitae, the list of publications with a copy of the five most relevant ones, the list of external funding obtained, a brief description of the research program and of teaching experience and a copy of diplomas. They should be submitted online by November 7th 2021 (23:59 GMT+1) to 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, CHUV and FAA are committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourage applications from female candidates.