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Physician, Head of the of the Immunology and Allergy Service with a Full Professor Title

University of Lausanne
Closing date
Jun 3, 2025

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Allergy / Immunology
Full Time
Position Type
The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are inviting applications for a position of:

Physician, Head of the of the immunology and allergy Service (IAL) with a Full Professor title within the Department of Medicine (DM) and Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (DMLP)

Starting date: 01.07.2026
Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

The immunology and allergy Service offers expertise in the various fields of clinical immunology and laboratory diagnostics: autoimmunity, allergology, immunotoxicity, systemic inflammatory diseases, transplant immunology, serodiagnosis of autoimmune diseases, allergic disorders, viral hepatitis and HIV, determination of residual levels of biological drugs, characterization of cellular subpopulations, characterization and quantification of cytokines of the inflammatory response, and characterization of immunodeficiencies. High-level care of immunological diseases, teaching, training and clinical research are the essential missions of the Department. The position of Head of Service is shared (50%/50%) between the DM and the DMLP.

Main missions:
  • Directs, organizes and manages the development of all activities of a university immunology and allergy service.
  • Ensure and reinforce the expertise and quality of the service's clinical missions, while developing multidisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations and synergies in line with the CHUV's strategic plan and the challenges facing the Department of Medicine.
  • Federate, conduct and develop high-level clinical and academic research, financed by expert external funding.
  • Ensure and conduct pre-graduate (according to FBM requirements), post-graduate (ISFM cat. A1 training center) and continuing training missions.
  • Guarantee a high level of medical and scientific talents, consolidate our clinical and academic reputation both internally and externally, and collaborate with hospitals affiliated to the "Fédération des Hôpitaux Vaudois (FHV)" and neighboring cantons.

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

Desired profile:
  • Federal medical diploma (or Mebeko recognition required), MD or MD-PhD.
  • ISFM specialist in immunology and allergy, with in-depth training in the various fields of immunology (or Mebeko recognition required).
  • Extensive clinical experience in immunology and allergology.
  • Recognized and certified managerial skills in leading and managing a large/multisite team and in-depth project management experience.
  • Professorial-level academic knowledge and expertise with a proven track record in pre- and post-graduate teaching.
  • Ability to set up clinical research programs supported by expert external funding.
  • Good knowledge of French (LM or C1 ideal, minimum B2 with ability to acquire it quickly).

Further information may be obtained from Pr Giuseppe Pantaleo (, Head of the DMLP and IAL Service and from Pr Gérard Waeber (, Head of the DM.

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 September 1st 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.

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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