Associate Professor or Full Professor in environmental health within 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 post of:


Associate Professor or Full Professor

in environmental health within Unisanté


Starting date: to be agreed                                                Place: Lausanne, Switzerland


The incumbent will lead clinical, teaching and research activities of the Department of Occupational and Environmental Health (DSTE) of Unisanté in the field of environmental health. Professional activity being one of the components of the environment conditioning our health, occupational medicine is included in the area of this position.


The successful candidate will stimulate and develop competitive research, supervise the medical activity and actively participate in the health promotion activities of the Department and ensure the management of its Unit.


The ideal profile is a doctor trained in occupational medicine, general medicine or public health, able to report recognized research in the field of prevention and management of health problems linked to environmental determinants in different living environments (general and / or professional). This person demonstrates a great ability to interact proactively with institutional and field stakeholders in environmental health.


Desired profile:

  • Federal diploma in medicine or title recognized by the Federal Commission for Medical Professions (Mebeko)
  • MD or MD-PhD
  • ISFM specialist title or equivalent titles recognized by the Federal Commission of Medical Professions (Mebeko) in in occupational medicine, general medicine (general internal medicine) or public health medicine
  • Several years of practical experience in the field of environmental medicine, including working conditions
  • Academic knowledge of faculty rank with proven practice in pre and postgraduate teaching
  • Ability to set up clinical research programs likely to be supported by expert external funds
  • Professional background in the areas of organization, interdisciplinary collaboration and networks, as well as in human resources management
  • Proficiency in French (at least level B2, C1 ideally) or ability to acquire it quickly


Academic rank will depend on the experience and achievements of the candidate.


Further information may be obtained from Prof. Jacques Cornuz (, Director of Unisanté.


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 24th 2021(23:59 GMT+1) as a single PDF file by clicking the "apply button".


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.