Job ID: 114324

Full Professor, Scientific and Academic Director of The SENSE Innovation and Research Center

Position: Professor

Deadline: 20 August 2023

City: Lausanne

Country: Switzerland

Institution: The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV)



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 and CHUV encourage excellence, individual recognition and responsibility. The Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) and the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) are inviting applications for a position of:

Full Professor, Scientific and Academic Director of The SENSE Innovation and Research Center

 Attached to the radiodiagnostic and interventional radiology Service within medical radiology Department

Starting date: to be agreed

Place: Lausanne, Switzerland

The SENSE Innovation and Research Center (The SENSE) is a next-generation academic center for innovation, research and training. Its unique founding principal recognizes that sensory processes scaffold perception, cognition, and behavior. Sensory functions are often a root cause of dysfunction. The SENSE uses sensory functions as access points for intervention and optimization. The SENSE is a global leader in innovation and research along three primary axes: perception & cognition, action & repair, as well as devices & data. The SENSE’s mission is to create and disseminate knowledge on human senses and behavior to the benefit of society. The SENSE achieves these innovations by federating synergies across applied, basic and clinical research. The impact of the SENSE extends across the lifespan, improving performance or clinical outcome of sensory (dys)function.

Main missions:

  • Provide scientific and academic leadership, and deliver top quality research output contributing to innovation in neuroscience and related fields
  • Deliver cutting-edge teaching
  • Lead the Direction and the Scientific and Academic Affairs Unit of the SENSE

UNIL and CHUV are committed to promoting gender equality and diversity and strongly encourage applications from female candidates UNIL Equality CHUV medical careers.

Desired profile:

  • PhD in neuroscience
  • Expertise especially in sensory processes in humans, in human electrophysiology and human brain electrical imaging
  • Track record in clinical and applied research
  • Track record in management and mentoring of research team
  • Track record in provision of academic leadership in research both by own work and through the stimulation of colleagues working in other research fields
  • Track record of effective team working and collaborative development, including international links and evidence of effective engagement
  • Track record of publications meeting standards of academic excellence
  • Willingness to take on a significant role in the CHUV and the FBM-UNIL
  • Proficiency in French (level at least B2, C1 ideally) or ability to acquire it quickly

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Manuel Pascual (, FBM Dean, Prof. Nicolas Demartines ( CHUV CEO, and Prof. Alban Denys (, Head of the Medical Radiology Department.

Applications, in English, should include 1) a motivation letter, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a list of publications highlighting the five most significant ones, 4) a brief statement of the past and future research, 5) a summary of previous teaching experience, 6) your vision of the field’s development in the mid/long term, 7) names and contact information of at least three references, 8) a copy of diplomas and a valid ID card.

They should be submitted online by August 20th, 2023 (23:59 GMT+1) to as a single PDF file. Only applications sent through this site will be considered. The job description is available on the same link (or QR code).

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