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Associate Professor in "spatial epidemiology"

Faculté de biologie et de médecine de Lausanne
Lausanne, Switzerland
Closing date
Aug 3, 2024
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:

Associate Professor in "spatial epidemiology"

within the Department of epidemiology and health systems (DESS) at Unisanté

Starting date: to be agreed

Work rate : 80%

Place : Lausanne, Switzerland

As a reference center for internal medicine, general medicine and public health, Unisanté offers an attractive academic environment in these fields. As part of this, a research post in spatial epidemiology has been created, covering aspects relating to the geospatial analysis of the state of health and health determinants of the population of "Canton de Vaud" and Switzerland, which will also enable the impact of public health policies to be assessed.

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

Main missions :
  • Develop and provide leadership for scientific activities in the field of spatial epidemiology in public health, including health promotion and the epidemiology of chronic diseases, including cancer.
  • Provide university-level teaching in epidemiological research as part of Unisanté's academic curriculum.
  • Provide expertise in the field of spatial epidemiology for public health and community medicine services and institutions.
  • Develop collaboration and outreach at national and international level with spatial epidemiology research groups.

Desired profile:
  • PhD in epidemiology, biostatistics, data science or a qualification deemed equivalent; specialization/expertise in spatial epidemiology.
  • Skills in the management of massive health data and artificial intelligence, including mastery of analysis tools in the field of spatial epidemiology.
  • Leadership in epidemiological and public health research.
  • Advanced managerial skills (management of teams and various projects).
  • Capacity for interdisciplinary collaboration and networking with other research groups, including at international level.
  • Management and communication skills and experience.
  • Willingness to play an active part in the development of Unisanté and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine.
  • Academic knowledge at professorial level with proven experience in pre- and postgraduate teaching.
  • Ability to set up research programs in spatial epidemiology that can be supported by expert external funding.
  • Fluency in English, good knowledge of German and good knowledge of French (LM or minimum B2, C1 ideal) or ability to acquire it rapidly.

Further information may be obtained from Pr Murielle Bochud (, co-head of the DESS at Unisanté.

Applications, in English, should include 1) a motivation letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, 4) a brief statement of the past and future research, 5) a summary of previous teaching experience, 6) your vision of the field's development in the mid/long term, 7) names and contact information of at least three references, 8) a copy of diplomas and a valid ID card.

They should be submitted online by August 4 th 2024(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.

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