Careers Archive


Graduate Campus : a new tool for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows

Graduate Campus

The University of Lausanne offers a number of workshops designed for doctoral candidates and postdocs of all faculties.

These workshops are free of charge for doctoral candidates enrolled at UNIL and postdocs with a valid contract.

  • Get started and complete with more confidence with The Thesis from A-Z
  • Enhance your knowledge and broaden your research opportunities with Spice up your research
  • Clarify your pathway and get the tools to help you Develop your career
  • Meet others in the university Community and organise your own transdisciplinary training with Graduate Campus support

You’ll find the Autumn 2018 calendar here (information and registration).

If you have any questions, please check first on our FAQ!


BSNL Biotech Chat: Medical affairs June 26, 2018 at 6pm in Bugnon 27, Lausanne

Are you interested to learn more about career opportunities for Life Scientists in Medical affairs?


If so, you should join our upcoming Biotech Chat dedicated to Medical affairs!

Register here


BSNL Biotech Chats are career and networking events where experts and peers can exchange their ideas and experiences in an informal setting. They offer a unique opportunity to get first-hand insights into various professions in Life Sciences, which may help to discover your own prospective career paths.

During this Biotech Chat on medical affairs, you will have the opportunity to listen to the talks and network with the following two outstanding speakers:

Monique Coersmeyer, Medical Scientific Liaison at Novartis

 Monique Coersmeyer has a Medical Scientific Liaison position at Novartis in the Cardio and Metabolic field already for three years. She obtained her PhD at the Swiss Institute for Experimental Cancer Research at EPFL where she was studying drug targets in Notch1-driven T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

Clémentine Perrier, Clinical Research Scientist at Eli Lilly

Clémentine Perrier obtained her PhD at Nestlé in 2007 in the field of mucosal immunology.
After two Post-doctoral positions in Lausanne and in Belgium, she transitioned in the industry and joined AbbVie first as Scientific Project Manager and then as Medical Scientific Liaison. She is now Clinical Research Scientist at Eli Lilly and Company.


The event will take place on Tuesday, June 26th, 18:00-19:30, room Lipari at Bugnon 27 (CHUV)

Each Biotech Chat is followed by an apéro to give you a chance to discuss and network with the speakers and the participants.

For organizational reasons, please register here.

We are looking forward to meeting you there!

BSNL team



PROfessional Women with Doctorates (PROWD): a programme organized by the University of Lausanne’s Equal Opportunities Office

Supporting female researchers’ careers is a major objective of the University of Lausanne’s Action plan for gender equality 2017-2021. The UNIL Equal Opportunities Office is pleased to announce the launch of new offer for female PhD holders:


PROfessional Women with Doctorates

PROWD aims to complement the workshops and activities offered by the Graduate Campus by proposing a six-month long programme including the following elements:

  •  workshops specifically designed to address the issues that concern the academic and professional careers of highly qualified women
  • support and advice in career development (mentoring, coaching)
  • opportunities for sharing personal and professional experiences and networking events

The programme proposes two parallel tracks, Academic career and Non-academic careers, linked by joint events. The first edition will run from October 2018 to April 2019. Registrations are open until June 30th. Up to 12 participants will be accepted in each track of the programme.

You will find detailed information about the programme, the conditions of participation and the registration forms at

For further information and questions, please contact the programme coordinator at or 021 692 67 86.



BSNL is recruiting: Recruitment session on June 4, 2018 at 12.00

The BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL), a PhD student  and Postdoc association from EPFL and UNIL, aims to promote career development of young researchers in Life Sciences. It organizes events to explore career opportunities, acquire new skills, and develop a professional network. Ultimately, it aspires to bridge the gap between academia, industry, and society.
Its main events include:
  • The Life Science Career Day (LSCD) –  the biggest Life Science career fair in the Romandie co-organized with UNIL
  • Public outreach events  – science communication to the general public
  • Biotech Chats – informal get-togethers of industry experts and peers
  • Workshops – hard- and soft skills training with qualified coaches
  • Company visits  –  first-hand insights into the pharma and biotech industry
If you are eager to expand your network, dedicated to organize exciting events, and interested to work in a dynamic team, then the BSNL is looking exactly for you and you are looking for it but you might not know it yet!
Join its next recruitment session on:
Monday, June 4, 2018 at 12:00 at EPFL in room SV2510
They are especially looking for event organizers for company visitsbloggersdesigners, and social media responsibles.  But everyone who has some great ideas and motivation is more than welcome!
Please confirm your participation by filling in this form:
Do not hesitate to contact them by email or to check out their website

Careers’ section

A new section was created on the Genomyx blog:
the “Careers” tab is dedicated to junior scientists who will find there all events and useful information related to their career.

Should you have any information you would like to be added on this section, please email it to


D-Day 2018 : April 26, 2018. CHUV – Register now

Registration :
Deadline: April 13, 201

D-Day 2018

Jacques Dubochet – Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2017, Dept. of Ecology and Evolution, UNIL, Switzerland

Silvia Monticelli – Institute for Research in Biomedicine, USI, Bellinzona, Switzerland
John P. Carr – Dept. of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK
Collin Ewald – Dept. of Health Sciences and Technology, ETH, Zürich, Switzerland

On Thursday April 26th, 2018 the 14th edition of the D.Day will take place!

This event is organized by the Association of PhD students and Assistants of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine and supported by the Doctoral school of the faculty.

D.Day is a research day whose aim is to illustrate the wide variety of the topics studied in the Faculty, either via poster presentations or lectures given by scientists of international renown.

Moreover, like last year, the committee will select some PhD students who would like to give an oral presentation about their research.

The participation with presentation of a poster is credited by 0.5 credits for the FBM PhD Doctoral School (cf. “general information”). In addition, PhD students exhibiting the best posters or the best oral presentations will receive an award!

Even though most of the participants are PhD students or post-docs, the D.Day is open to all scientists. Participants from other institutions than UNIL are also more than welcome to join us!

Supported by the Doctoral School of the FBM, the D.Day is a well recognized research event. We are looking forward to meeting you there!

The organizing committee