Associate Professor

To Be Confirmed
Aug 29, 2019
Sep 28, 2019
Organization Type
University and College

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) of the University of Lausanne and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are inviting applications for a position of:

  Associate Professor Deputy Senior Physician or Head Physician within the clinical pathology Service Starting date: to be agreed                                        Place: Lausanne, Switzerland


Job mission:

The selected person will be responsible for the cytopathology unit, will provide high quality diagnosis in this area, and a Rapid On Site Examination (ROSE) service for echo-endoscopic guided punctures (EBUS / EUS). She/he will be responsible for updating the procedures and diagnostic and operational procedures in cytology, and will ensure the development of this subspecialty by ensuring a good integration between cytology and surgical pathology within the Service. She/he will contribute to the diagnosis in at least one additional subspecialty area, on-calls and intraoperative frozen section examinations. She/he will lead a translational research program in collaboration with existing groups. She/he will participate in pre-graduate, post-graduate, and continuing education. She/he will be responsible for the training in cytology of pathology assisting physicians and director of advanced training in cytopathology.

Desired profile:

  • Holds a federal diploma of doctor and a specialization FMH in pathology and cytopathology, or of a title recognized by the Federal Commission of the medical professions (MEBEKO), and a doctoral thesis
  • Strong training in surgical pathology, excellent professional experience in hospital, expertise in cytopathology and in one or more other surgical pathology subspecialty
  • Rigorous, collegial, flexible, proactive, with a spirit of openness, scientific curiosity and personal commitment, in the sense of organization and skills in analysis, synthesis and planning
  • Experience in clinical management and team supervision
  • Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and human resources, organizational and managerial skills
  • Teaching ability at pre-graduate and postgraduate levels
  • Ability to conduct a research program likely to attract funding outside the institution
  • Good knowledge of French or ability to acquire quickly.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Laurence De Leval (, Head of Service.

Applications, in English, will include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a copy of the five most relevant publications, as well as names and contact information of three referees, a brief statement of research interests and teaching experience and a copy of diplomas. They should be submitted online by October 20th 2019 (23:59 GMT+1) to as a single PDF file.

The job description is available on the same link (or QR code).

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.

Seeking to promote an equitable representation of woman and men among their staff, the University and the Lausanne University Hospital encourage applications from women.