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Full Professor, Head physician of the Department of ambulatory care Unisanté

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Full Professor, Head physician of the Department of ambulatory care Unisanté

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 position of:

Full Professor, Head physician of the Department of ambulatory care

Unisanté, University Center for Primary Care and Public Health, Lausanne

Starting date: 1st of August 2024

Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

Unisanté covers general medicine and primary care, health promotion and prevention, care for vulnerable populations, occupational medicine, public health, health system organization, as well as research and university teaching. Its aim is to maintain and improve the health of the population. Unisanté cares for people as individuals and as members of a community, integrating their personal, family, professional, social, and environmental contexts. 

The Department of ambulatory care (Département des Policliniques – DDP) provides general medical consultations and outpatient care for patients with chronic illnesses. The DDP includes a consultation service for manual medicine and ambulatory psychiatry. The department also runs an academic and community pharmacy, which provides pharmaceutical assistance, therapeutic adherence and EMS pharmacy services, as well as teaching and academic research. The DDP is responsible for a Level 1 General Internal Medicine Postgraduate Training Center, certified by the Swiss Institute of Medical Education. The DDP is involved in clinical research, particularly in the fields of clinical epidemiology, screening, shared decision making, and gender aspects of care.

Main missions:

• Lead the Unisanté Department of ambulatory care and ensure the conduct of clinical, teaching and research activities in the field of ambulatory general internal medicine

• Maintain and develop its own academic activities in the field through competitive research and pre- and post-graduate teaching at professorial level

• Ensure the clinical follow-up of outpatients in general internal medicine

• Participate in the organization and development of Unisanté, by forging collaborative links with other clinical departments.

UNIL and Unisanté are committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourage applications from female candidates

Desired Profile: we are looking for a doctor who can demonstrate recognized research and teaching in the field of diagnosis and treatment in general medicine.

• Federal degree in medicine (or Mebeko recognition required), MD or MD-PhD

• ISFM specialist title in general internal medicine (or Mebeko recognition required)

• Solid practical experience in the field of primary care; with a special interest in community health

• Academic knowledge of faculty rank with proven practice in pre and postgraduate teaching

• Ability to develop clinical research programs supported by expert external funding

• Capacity for interdisciplinary and networked collaboration with other research groups, including at an international level

• Proven and certified managerial skills in leading and managing a large/multisite team. Large project management experience

• Proficiency in French (level at least B2, C1 ideally) or ability to acquire it quickly

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Manuel Pascual (, Dean of the Faculty. 

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 of the past and future research, v) a summary of previous teaching experience, vi) your vision of the field's development in the mid/long term, vii) names and contact information of at least three references, viii) a copy of diplomas and a valid ID card.They should be submitted online by December 16th, 2023 (23:59 GMT+1) to as a single PDF file. Only applications sent through this site will be considered. 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. 



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