Senior Physician With A Faculty Rank Title Head Of The Ocular Oncology Unit

Lausanne, Switzerland (CH)
Nov 19, 2021
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, CHUV and FAA encourage excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM), The Board of the Fondation Asile des Aveugles (FAA) and the University Medical Centre (CHUV) of Lausanne, invite applications for the position of:

Senior physician with a faculty rank title
Head of the ocular oncology Unit
(Clinical ocular oncology- Translational research)
within the Jules Gonin Eye Hospital

The Jules-Gonin Eye Hospital (JGEH) is part of the ‘Fondation Asile des Aveugles’, a private institution which provides high quality diagnosis, treatment and care for eye diseases. The JGEH includes specialised medico-social units for visually impaired adults and children while ensuring an academic research and training activity. By its missions, the hospital, including inpatient wards and outpatient clinics, is affiliated with the University Medical Centre of Lausanne and the Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne.

Fundamental and clinical research is assigned to the Vision Sciences Research Centre led by the Director of research, who serves as Deputy Head of Department. Fundamental research focuses on one side on the development of stem cell and genetic therapies for retinal and corneal diseases, on the pathophysiology of age-related degeneration and diabetic retinopathy and on the other side on the neurophysiological mechanisms of perception and visual rehabilitation. Clinical and applied research is supported by the biobank and the clinical investigation centre and its research activities focus on the areas of adult and paediatric ocular oncology, medical retina and uveitis, and the development of novel surgical instruments as well as innovative surgical techniques in cornea, glaucoma and retina.

The Ocular Oncology cluster brings together adult and paediatric oncology and ocular pathology services. The appointee’s main task will be to promote the pursuit of his/her own clinical activities and develop translational research in ocular oncology at the Jules Gonin Eye Hospital and in collaboration with the department of oncology of the CHUV.

Desired profile:
• Swiss specialist title IFSM in ophthalmology and ophthalmosurgery or recognized equivalent titles (Mebeko)
• Federal medical diploma or recognized title (Mebeko) ; MD or MD-PhD
• Academic knowledge of faculty rank with proven practice in pre- and postgraduate teaching
• Longstanding clinical background in medical and surgical ocular oncology and in retina in general
• Strong background in ophthalmology and eye surgery
• Previous leadership of large research programs supported by external funding in the field of ocular oncology (genomic and other translational research)
• Successful proven abilities in creating and maintaining multidisciplinary collaborations and networks
• Successful proven experience in management, incl. clinical governance, human resources and finance
• French and English advanced Level (LM or minimum B2, C1 ideal), German and/or Italian is an asset.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Thomas Wolfensberger (, Director of the JGEH.

Applications must be formulated in English and should include the motivation letter, the curriculum vitae, the list of publications with a copy of the five most relevant ones, the list of external funding obtained, a brief description of the research program and of teaching experience and a copy of diplomas. They should be submitted online by December 19th, 2021 (23:59 GMT+1) to: releve/application/ 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.

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

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