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Deputy Physician and Associate Professor in clinical immunology and toxicity of immunotherapies

Faculté de biologie et de médecine de Lausanne
Lausanne, Canton of Vaud (CH)
Closing date
Nov 6, 2022

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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:

Deputy Physician and Associate Professorin the field of clinical immunology and toxicity of immunotherapiesat the Lausanne Centre for Toxicology in Cancer Immunotherapy attached to the Immunology and Allergy Service of the CHUV (IAL)

Starting date: To be agreed                                       

Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

With the creation of the Lausanne Immuno-Oncology Toxicity Center (LCIT), built and implemented by the Immunology and allergy Service and the Medical oncology Service, in collaboration with the Immuno-oncology Service and the other services involved in the corresponding management, the CHUV as a whole is equipped with an innovative clinical immunology platform for the benefit of patients undergoing treatment.

A pioneering project in Europe, the LCIT brings together these different parties and their expertise to improve the understanding and resolution of adverse effects induced by immunotherapies. It combines clinical management, research and innovation for people exposed to these new treatments - facilitating their personalized access to the latest medical advances.

Main duties of the position:

  • Supervise clinical immunology and in particular immunotherapy toxicities in immuno-oncology (outpatient consultations, in-house consultations/supervisions, etc.).
  • Ensure and develop the missions of care, the global management of patients presenting the whole spectrum of toxicities of cancer immunotherapies. 
  • Carry out the missions of pre-graduate training (according to FBM needs), post-graduate training, continuous training and to ensure the recognition/accreditation of IAL as a training center A
  • Develop the research missions in the field, according to the strategic axes of the Department of Medicine, while ensuring an independent and competitive research program in collaboration and consultation with the other research projects of the institution.
  • Promote the image of the unit within and outside the institution, to develop collaborations with other services and institutions.   

Desired profile:

  • Federal medical degree required (or Mebeko equivalent)
  • MD or MD-PhD; a PhD in immuno-oncology is an asset
  • Specialization in immunology-allergology (ISFM or Mebeko equivalent)
  • Broad clinical experience in immunology and medical oncology
  • Proven expertise in the treatment of toxicities of cancer immunotherapies
  • Professorial level academic knowledge with proven practice in pre- and post-graduate teaching
  • Ability to initiate and develop clinical research programs that can be supported by expert external funding
  • Good knowledge of French (LM or minimum B2, C1 ideal) or ability to acquire it quickly.

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, v) a summary of previous teaching experience (if applicable), vi) and the names and contact information of at least three references, vii) a copy of diplomas with equivalent, and viii) a valid identity card.

They should be submitted online by November 6th, 2022 (23:59 GMT+1) to as a single PDF file.

The job description is available on the same link.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Giuseppe Pantaleo, Head of the IAL Service.

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.

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