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BioTech Chat: Market Research Analyst in Life Science, Sep. 24, 2018, at 6pm, GEN room 2020

  • Are you interested to learn more about career opportunities for Life Scientists in Market Analysis?
  • Are you curious to understand what it means to work on market research, market intelligence, market insights, market analytics and competitive intelligence?
If so, you should join our upcoming Biotech Chat dedicated to
an event organized by the BioScience Network Lausanne (BSNL)!
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 dedicated to the job position of Market Research Analyst you will have the opportunity to listen to the talks and network with the following two outstanding speakers:
  • SIMON BALL, Director Global Market Insights at Celgene
Simon Ball gained a PhD in Neuroscience from University of Bristol before moving into the field of Pharmaceutical Market Research in 2006. In 2010 he joined Celgene and has subsequently held several positions of increasing responsibility within the Market Insights team.  He is currently working as Director of Global Market Insights focusing on Hematology and Oncology based in Boudry Switzerland.  
  • ANTOINE JANISSON, Manager, Commercial Analytics at Incyte
Antoine Janisson started his career in 2006 when he joined Merck as R&D training systems manager where he also became a senior market analyst in 2010. In 2017, he moved to Incyte where he is currently working as manager commercial analytics. 
WHENSeptember 24th 2018 from 18.00-20.00 
WHEREGénopode building, room GEN-2020  on the UNIL Sorge campus.
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 to attend the event.

PhD Fellowships in Life Science 2019

The Doctoral School of the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) offers PhD Fellowships in Life Science starting April 2019.

AUGUST 30, 2018

The FBM offers a broad choice of possibilities in different fields in the context of the outstanding scientific environment of Lausanne.

Among others : Angiology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Cardiology, Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, Center for Integrative Genomics, Clinical Neurosciences, Computational Biology, Ecology and Evolution, Fundamental Microbiology, Fundamental Neurosciences, Fundamental Oncology, Gynecology, obstetrics and genetics, Hematology, Infectious Diseases,  Ludwig Center For Cancer Research, Medical Genetics, Microbiology, Neuroimmunology, Neurology, Oncology,  Pharmacology and Toxicology, Physiology, Plant Molecular Biology, Pneumology, Psychiatry, Psychiatric Neuroscience, Public Health, Radiodiagnostic and Interventional Radiology, Rhumatology, Urology


Sept 14-15, 2018 Life Sciences PostDoc/Innovation Day 2018, Zurich

Dear postdoctoral fellows and PhD students,

We are pleased to announce and invite you to the Life Sciences PostDoc Day 2018 , which will be held at ETH Zurich main building on the 14th of September. This is an exciting networking and information-based event, offering opportunities for meeting new colleagues and academic resources, learning about their work, initiating exchanges and collaborations that can push your research and career further. This year’s PostDoc Day has been re-invented and expanded to focus on scientific collaboration and transitioning from the postdoctoral period into future careers.

For the first time we are also organizing a second complementary meeting called Life Sciences Innovation Daywhich takes place on the 15th of September at ETH Zurich main building. The Innovation Day brings together leaders from academia and industry to discuss current challenges and develop new concepts for an ecosystem fostering open science and innovation. Innovation Day provides more opportunities for those seeking networks between academia, industry, and clinical medicine.

Together, these two days form the first “Open Innovation in Life Sciences” conference. These back-to-back partner events complement each other and give young researchers unique opportunities to network amongst themselves and take inspiration from leaders in academia and industry. Come explore cross-disciplinary collaborative projects and career paths, and join a sustainable community of like-minded young life scientists!

You can register and submit your abstract by following this link:

Kind regards,

The organizing committee

Monica Ghidinelli (ETHZ), Joyce Kao (NYU/ETHZ), Mateusz Wietecha (ETHZ), Rodrigo Villasenor (UZH), Nino Nikolovski (ETHZ), Evan Williams (ETHZ), Andrea Aloia (ETHZ), Laura De Vargas Roditi (USZ/UZH), Marieke Buffing (ETHZ), Sukalp Muzumdar (ETHZ), Tobias Weiss (USZ/UZH), Servan Grüninger (reatch/UZH/EPFL), Christian Feller (ETHZ)



14-15 Feb. 2019: LS2 Annual Meeting 2019, Zurich “PIs of Tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research”

Dear life sciences postdoctoral fellows,

We are pleased to announce the call for applications to the “PIs of Tomorrow: The Future of Swiss Research” session at the next LS2 Annual Meeting 2019, taking place in Zurich, 14-15 February. This session offers postdocs interested in an academic career an opportunity to present a plenary talk similar in format to a professorship interview seminar. Selected participants will have the chance to get a slot for a 15-minute presentation, which should appeal to a broad audience and in which both the achievements accomplished and the proposed future research are to be explained. The talk will be followed by a 10-minute discussion on various aspects of the proposed activity, as well as on career-oriented aspects of the presenter. A knowledgeable jury panel of professors will evaluate the presentations.

The best presentation will be awarded a prize. However, everyone is a winner, as all presenters in the session will receive feedback from the jury in a one-on-one private session afterward. Moreover, as a participant of the LS2 Annual Meeting 2019, you will have the opportunity to expand or refresh your network in Switzerland, to interact with scientists in and outside your field, and to enjoy a two-day meeting in the beautiful city of Zurich. Only applicants having ties to Switzerland will be considered (i.e. Swiss citizenship, Swiss residency, past or on-going affiliation with a Swiss institution of at least two years by the 2019 meeting).

The following documents are required for the application:

1. Cover letter highlighting your interest and eligibility (1 page)
2. Research statement including past work and future research plans with their scientific impact and significance (max. 300 words)
3. CV with a publication list (max. 2 pages)

Selection criteria:

  • Scientific quality of proposed research
  • Novelty and creativity
  • Relevance and impact
  • Research output
  • Collaborations, networks and outreach
  • Teaching and leadership
  • Mobility

To apply, please follow the guidelines in the application link below, where you will be asked to upload your documents in a single pdf file (max. 5 MB):

Applications must be received by November 1st, 2018. Questions to the session should be addressed to If you are selected, your travel and accommodation fees will be paid by the LS2 organization. We are looking forward to your application and hope to welcome you in Zurich!

Yours sincerely,

Nino Nikolovski, Aleksandra Konovalova and Elisa Araldi

ETH Zurich AMB & chairs of the 2019 PIoT session

Carolin von Schoultz

Scientific Officer LS2 & Organizer of the LS2 Annual Meeting 2019


Registration will open on 1 September 2018 on:
The first 20 BSc/MSc to register will get 50 CHF to support their travel arrangements!

Nestlé Skin Health – World Trade Center – Lausanne, June 28, 2018

“Innovation while having fun”, June 28, 2018 
You will discover Innovation’s prevalence in industry whether you are an employee, a customer or a patient. Learn from the expert perspectives of our panelists as well as have the opportunity to meet and network with them and other peers from the healthcare sector.  

1.Apostolos Pappas– Program Head SHIELD – Nestlé Skin Health

2.Delphine Kerob– Medical Affairs Director, Rx – Nestlé Skin Health

3.Emmanuelle Antille– Cinema Producer

4. Marcin Pietrzyk– Founder and CEO at Unit8 SA

5.Afshan Heuer-Head of Education at Musée d’Elysée

6. Harald SchnidarCEO @ SCARLETRED


Academic career handbook – La Relève Académique, FBM UNIL

© Olivier Le Moal

«J’aimerais faire une carrière académique»

Cette petite phrase, nous l’entendons trop rarement venant de nos jeunes collègues. Vouloir faire carrière peut paraître présomptueux, voire suranné aux yeux de certains.

Et pourtant, un développement professionnel harmonieux est certainement gratifiant et contribue à la qualité de vie de chacun. Les carrières académiques ne font pas exception: il n’est jamais trop tôt pour y penser, pour en parler, pour s’y projeter.

Ce Guide présente les différentes étapes d’une carrière académique. Conçu selon une architecture modulaire, il constitue avant tout un outil d’information sur support numérique. Il expose aussi bien certains éléments pouvant motiver un choix de carrière qu’il en détaille de manière très pragmatique les différentes étapes au sein de la Faculté de biologie et de médecine (FBM) de l’Université de Lausanne (UNIL).

Il aborde ces différents aspects selon deux points de vue différents: celui de la personne confrontée à des choix de carrière et celui de la personne chargée de diriger et guider les collègues débutant ou poursuivant leurs activités professionnelles.

De ce fait, il s’adresse à un public extrêmement large: les jeunes diplômé·e·s se demandant comment et pourquoi envisager cette voie y trouveront des éléments permettant d’alimenter leur réflexion. Les personnes possédant déjà une certaine expérience professionnelle pourront, grâce aux informations répertoriées sous le titre générique «Comment ça marche», se renseigner avec précision sur les actions nécessaires à leur progression académique. Finalement, les plus seniors parmi les membres de nos différents corps facultaires pourront l’utiliser comme un soutien à leurs actions de guidance et mentorat.

Nous l’avons voulu comme un outil de promotion académique et souhaitons à tous ses utilisateur·trice·s une bonne lecture et surtout, une carrière académique fructueuse et pleine de satisfactions.

Points forts

Qu’allez-vous trouver dans ces pages ?

Des informations, des repères, des idées et des outils afin de faire éclore vos talents et réaliser vos «à-venirs».

Par ce Guide, nous souhaitons faire converger vos souhaits et nos besoins, pour que la transversalité des savoirs et l’excellence académique préparent les réussites et innovations de demain.


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Guide en PDF: lien