Careers Archive


Mobility and fellowships for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers, information session on July 7, 2021 at 12:00 P.M.

The UNIL Research Support Network is pleased to invite you to an information session, aimed at PhD students and postdoctoral researchers willing to enhance their scientific profile. 

This event will take place on July 7th 2021, from 12:00 to 14:00 
Register here:

12:00 – 12:15 Introduction and presentation of the Research Support Network of the UNIL
Véronique Longchamp, Commission for Research Expertise of UNIL

12:15 – 12:45 Funding opportunities from foundations and other agencies 
Claire Arnold, Grant office UNIL

12:45 – 13:15 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSC PF) 
Anne-Emmanuelle de Crousaz, Euresearch UNIL/CHUV

13:15 – 13:45 Mobility funding scheme Mobi.Doc for PhD students and SNFS « Career » funding schemes 
Véronique Longchamp, Commission for Research Expertise of UNIL

From 13:45 Q&A Session 
Presentations will be in French with slides in English. The questions & answers will be in both languages. 

If you consider applying for a 2021 MSC Postdoctoral Fellowship with UNIL or CHUV as host institution, please contact asap


Career Chat with Roland Berger “Scientists in consulting: from bench to boardroom”, June 17, 2021 at 6:00 P.M.

Have you always been wondering what it is like to work for one of the biggest consulting firms as a life scientist? Would you like to know more about the work of a management and strategy consultant?
If so, join us on Thursday, 17th June at 18:00 for our next online Career Chat with Consultant Dr. Victoria Strouvelle and Senior Partner Dr. Matthias Bünte from Roland Berger.

Dr Matthias Bünte holds a PhD in Astrophysics from ETH Zurich and has more than 25 years of experience in Management consulting as well as working as General Manager in the biotech industry and is now a Senior Partner at Roland Berger. 

Dr. Victoria Strouvelle successfully finished her PhD in Virology at the UZH in 2018 and after some experience as student consultant, she started her current position as Consultant at Roland Berger in 2019.

In their talk, they will give us insights into the transition from bench to boardroom and will tell us how scientists can start a career in consulting.

Sparked your interest? Then join us and get all of your questions answered!

Due to the current Covid-19 situation, the event will take place online via Zoom. Registration is required. Please register via the link below.

Registration at:
Registration deadline: 17th June, 18:00


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)