Careers Archive


Careers in Clinical Trials – Wednesday June 9th 5:30pm – Deadline 04.06.2021

What career opportunities are there in the Clinical Trials field? Are you interested in getting a better idea of what Clinical Trial researchers do on an everyday-basis? Do you want to know the range of career opportunities that exist?

BSNL and SFS are joining forces to prepare this career and networking event where experts and peers can exchange their ideas and experiences in an informal setting.

Come and join this event during which you will have the opportunity to listen to the presentations, ask questions and network with the following four outstanding speakers:

  • Jean-Paul Rivals, PhD
    Translational Research Project Manager, CHUV/UNIL; Lausanne
  • Rocco Bernasconi, PhD
    Clinical Research Associate, Roche, Zug
  • Prof Lana Kandalaft, PhD
    Cheffe de service, Center of Experimental Therapeutics, Oncology Dept. CHUV/UNIL, Lausanne
  • Cyril Boucher, PhD
    Head of Drug Substance Clinical Operations, Merck, Aubonne

WHEN: Wednesday June 9th17:30-19:00

WHERE: online via Zoom.

For organizational reasons, please register here. The deadline for registration is Friday June 4th.


D-Day: April 28, 2021

D.Day is an event aiming at the interaction between students of the FBM.
It is a one-day meeting organized by PhD students for students, where you have the chance to present your work and see what the others PhD from FBM are doing.
You can present your work either by getting a poster, a 15 minutes-talk or an “elevator pitch”, which is explaining your work in 3 min.

Information on registration:


09:00 Welcome by ADAS

09:05 Antonella Fioravanti – Dpt, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium.
Bacillus anthracis’ S-layer is a cell envelope load-bearing component

09:35 Student talk 1

09:50 5×3 min pitches

10:05 3×5 minutes sponsor presentations

10:20  Poster session 1 (odd numbers) and opportunity to talk to sponsors

11:00 Student talk 2

11:15 Student talk 3

11:30 Student talk 4

11:45 Simona Francese – Dpt, Sheffield Hallam University, United-Kingdom.
Fighting crime with lasers 

12:15 Lunch break

13:15 Student talk 5

13:30 Student talk 6

13:45 Hendrik Poorter – Dptmt, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany.
Meta-Phenomics: towards a ‘periodic table’ of plant responses to their a-biotic environment

14:15 5×3 min pitches

14:30 3 x 5 minutes sponsor presentations

14:45 Poster session 2 (even numbers) and opportunity to talk to sponsors

15:30 Student talk 7

15:45 Student talk 8.

16:00 Start-up talk: Samir Ounzain from HAYA Therapeutics.

16:30 Ieronymos Zoidakis – Deptmt, Biomedical Research Foundation Athens, Greece.
Trials and errors in the proteomic studies of bladder cancer

17:00 Presentation and Poster Awards, Closing remarks


Career roundtable in plant sciences and ecology, May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

 ADAS in collaboration with Skills for Scientists are organising a round table in plant sciences and ecology on May 26, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

This roundtable discussion will feature 4 scientists including 2 alumni from the FBM that will talk about their career paths and current roles. The event is aimed at young researchers who wish to learn more about the diversity of careers that are available following in the field of Plant Sciences and Ecology.

The confirmed panelists are:
Sebastian Soyk, PI & Assistant Professor at the CIG, UNIL
Moises Exposito-Alonso, PI & Assistant Professor (by courtesy) at the Carnegie Department of Plant Biology, Stanford, USA
Ramona Maggini, Plant Protection, Research group South of the Alps at Agroscope, Ticino
Andrzej Kurenda, Chief Scientific Officer (CSO) at Vivent SARL, Lausanne

Free registration on (event limited to 25 participants)


“L’Expérience doctorale, État des lieux et propositions de structuration”, livre PDF à télécharger gratuitement

(PDF-book on the doctoral experience only available in French)

«Un doctorat c’est une longue période de recherche individuelle, sous la houlette plus ou moins distante/bienveillante/ombrageuse… d’un·e professeur·e établi·e, dont l’horizon est un gros livre bien épais, fierté de toute une vie et que personne ne lit»…

Si vous y croyez, ou si vous croyez tout autre chose, d’ailleurs, mais que le doctorat en tant que formation et de jalon dans une vie intellectuelle et professionnelle vous intéresse, lisez de toute urgence «L’Expérience doctorale. État des lieux et propositions de structuration»!

Cet ouvrage de synthèse et de proposition publié l’an dernier par la HES-SO Haute école spécialisée est le fruit des compétences et des réflexions de 4 excellent·e·s spécialistes: Denis Berthiaume, Mélanie Bosson, Verity Elston et Isabelle Skakni.
À la CUSO, nous avons la chance et le plaisir de travailler tour à tour avec les 4 personnes, et d’apprécier leur savoir et leur acuité.

À télécharger librement sur…/Experience-doctorale-DevPro-juin…

L’avant-propos est signé du secrétaire général de la CUSO Denis Billotte.
#doctorat #PhD #doctoraleducation

Un exemplaire imprimé est à disposition dans le bureau de Corinne Dentan (GEN 4006)


Ma Thèse en 180 seconds 2021: UNIL Final at 6 p.m on March 30, 2021

Watch the UNIL finale online:

This competition is a challenge for PhD students who must present the topic of their research in 3 minutes.
Both jury and public can vote for the candidate·s who will have caught their attention and well popularised their thesis research.


Congratulations to Sophie Croizier on her Cloëtta Medical Research position!

S.Croizier (previously Ambizione in BT’s lab) was awarded a Cloëtta funding of her position for 5 years as junior Group Leader at the CIG.
The CIG warmly congratulates her and wish her all the best in this new project!

Further information on the research S.Croizier will lead in her lab:

The overweight and obesity pandemics and associated diseases such as type 2 diabetes, are major public health concerns. Whereas a small proportion of obesity is explained by genetics, we are now facing a dramatic increase of cases of obesity inherent to environmental alteration. Among those, access to palatable food and daily anxiety play an indisputable role in the development of obesity, particularly in women. In this context, the prevalence of obese women of childbearing age dramatically increased. Alarmingly, epidemiological and rodent studies pointed out a role of the maternal environment alteration in the development of metabolic diseases in children and offspring. Surprisingly, while our knowledge on the control of feeding has largely expanded over the last decades, our anatomical and functional understanding of how alteration of maternal environment affects this behavior and leads to obesity remains elusive.

As the hypothalamus is a key region controlling feeding behaviors, we seek to further characterize the factors orchestrating the hypothalamic feeding-circuit wiring. The formation of functional neuronal networks relies on axon growth and synaptogenesis developmental processes mainly driven by members of four guidance protein families. In the laboratory, we are focusing our interests in identifying molecules underlying the excitatory and inhibitory synapse formation and plasticity on key hypothalamic neurons, and in deciphering how alteration of maternal environment impairs these developmental processes.

To accomplish this innovative research program, we employ cutting-edge techniques such as optogenetics, calcium imaging and super-resolution microscopy in parallel with physiological, behavioral and neurodevelopmental approaches.

Further information on the Max Cloëtta grants: