Associate Professor and Head Pharmacist

Lausanne, Switzerland
Dec 22, 2020
Position Type

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 and Head Pharmacist (80-100%)

within the Department of polyclinics of Unisanté and ISPSO

Starting date: 2021                                                                                         

Place: Lausanne, Geneva

Since January 1st 2019, the University Center of General Medicine and Public Health, Unisanté brings together the activities of the University Medical Polyclinic, the University Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, the Romand University Institute of Occupational Health, the Vaud Foundation for Cancer Screening, and the Promotion santé Vaud association. Unisanté is an outpatient medical establishment. It is a recognized center for medical training, preventive medicine, and research. The Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland (ISPSO) of the University of Geneva and Lausanne brings together pharmacist training, teaching, and research activities in the field of pharmaceutical sciences. A collaboration with Unisanté for the Community Pharmacy Sector has been established for research and education in community pharmacy.

Main missions:

Manage and develop the "Community Pharmacy" Sector of the Department of Policlinics, Unisanté (50%)

  • Define the objectives of the pharmacy, identify skills, recruit, supervise, support, and orient the pharmacy management team
  • Ensure budget management and contract monitoring, ensure human resources management

Ensure academic research and training missions, ISPSO (50%)

  • Carry out world-class independent and innovative research in the field of community pharmacy, funded by expert funds and published in international expert journals.
  • In compliance with legal and ethical provisions, ensure the direction of a research group, coordinate its research with that developed in other groups, in a spirit of collaboration.
  • Collaborate in the scientific and academic life of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences of Western Switzerland, University of Lausanne, University of Geneva, ensure outreach at regional, national, and international levels, while actively participating in international congresses.
  • Ensure pre- and post-graduate teaching activities at the Section of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Geneva and at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne (structured teaching, supervision of master's / thesis work, optional courses, practical work, management).

Desired profile :

  • Pharmacist with a PhD, specializing in the field of community pharmacy.
  • Strong background in research, publications in high-level international journals and ability to secure expert funds.
  • Training in good clinical research practices.
  • Teaching knowledge at faculty level with proven teaching practice.
  • Managerial skills, strategic vision (management of teams and various projects).
  • Preference will be given to a personality open to communication and cooperation, able to stimulate young colleagues.
  • Good knowledge of French (LM or minimum B2, C1 ideal) or ability to acquire it quickly.

Further information may be obtained from Pr Jacques Cornuz ( and Pr Chantal Csajka (

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 February 21st 2021 (23:59 GMT+1) to: as a single PDF file.

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.