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Associate Professor in Occupational hygiene and biometrology

Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine
  • 16.01.2023
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  • An international atmosphere. One fifth of the student population and one third of the teaching staff come from abroad.
  • Up-to-date facilities and technology. State-of-the-art laboratories for researchers: spacious, well-equipped lecture halls for teaching staff and students.
  • Three faculties unique in their kind in Switzerland. Law, Criminal Justice and Public Administration; Biology and Medicine (FBM); Geosciences and Environment (GSE). New innovations require new synergies.
  • Close collaboration with the University Hospital of the Canton of Vaud (CHUV) in order to remain at the forefront of advances in medical knowledge.
  • The University and Cantonal Library - Lausanne (BCUL), with its two million documents, modern research tools and an ideal working environment overlooking Lake Geneva.
  • A philosophy and work ethic expressed in a Charter of Values and precepts.
  • An exceptionally green and spacious lakeside setting. In just a few minutes an excellent public transport network links the university campus to Lausanne, the capital of Vaud, noted for its varied cultural activities.
  • A wide range of continuing education and interdisciplinary courses, as well as countless sporting and cultural activities in fields as varied as: language and IT courses, football (soccer), capoeira, fitness or underwater diving at the Sports Centre; societies, cinema, exhibitions or theatre at the Grange de Dorigny.

Associate Professor in Occupational hygiene and biometrology

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 Unisanté encourage excellence, individual recognition and responsibility. The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and Unisanté invite applications for the post of:

Head of Research with academic title of Associate Professor

in Occupational hygiene and biometrology

within Unisanté

Starting date: to be agreed

Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

The Centre universitaire de médecine générale et santé publique, Unisanté, is active in research, academic training, prevention and care. Innovative and unique in Switzerland, it promotes interdisciplinarity as well as the union of skills involved in health issues. Our health, work and environment department (DSTE) aims to promote healthy working environments and conditions that are favorable to individuals and society. We work with companies and conducts applied research in the field of occupational and environmental health. We provide undergraduate and postgraduate training for occupational health actors and specialists.

Main missions :

  • lead a research unit in the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health of Unisante
  • build up and stimulate competitive research activities
  • manage the research unit
  • contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching
  • actively participate in the training of Swiss hygienists and toxicologists, in the development of biological exposure indicators and in the coordination of experimental and human studies
  • participate in the Executive committee of the Department

Desired Profile:

  • PhD in science or technical science
  • training and experience in the field of occupational hygiene, toxicology, and exposure sciences,
  • Swiss Hygienist title (SSHT) or an international Hygienist title recognized by the NAR (IOHA)
  • recognized expertise and academic track record in the field of biological monitoring and industrial toxicology
  • strong experience in conducting experimental (in vitro, volunteer) and field studies
  • teaching experience
  • demonstrated abilities for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • ability to set up clinical research programs likely to be supported by expert external funds
  • proficiency in French (level at least B2, C1 ideally or ability to acquire it quickly), proficiency in English (C1), good knowledge of German

Further information may be obtained from Prof. David Vernez (, Director of the Health, Work and Environment department at Unisanté.

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, and viii) a valid identity card. They should be submitted online by 16th March 2023 (23:59 GMT+1) to 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 Unisanté are committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourage applications from female candidates


Université de Lausanne, Faculté de biologie et médecine

Unité de la Relève

Tel: 0216925031