Postdoctoral position in immuno-oncology

02 Feb 2023
03 Apr 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term


The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is one of five Swiss university hospitals. Through its collaboration with the Faculty of Biology and Medicine at the University of Lausanne and the EPFL, CHUV plays a leading role in the areas of medical care, medical research, and training.

The Lausanne Center for Immuno-oncology Toxicities (LCIT) is an innovative and pioneering clinical immunology platform that seeks to improve the understanding and resolution of adverse events induced by cancer immunotherapies. The team headed by Dr. Michel Obeid has a fully funded postdoctoral position (2 years with possibility of renewable contracts) to investigate novel biomarkers involved with the toxicity and efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors in cancer therapy. The successful candidate will join a dynamic team focused on translational immunology research on large cohort studies of oncology patients in collaboration with the Service of Immunology and Allergy and the Translational Data Science group.


In addition, the candidate will do the following tasks:

  • Plan, propose, and conduct research experiments
  • Participate in meetings with investigators and collaborators to validate data, develop methodologies, and evaluate laboratory procedures
  • Ensure the reliability of the results generated
  • Manage research projects
  • Prepare manuscripts for scientific publications


  • PhD in immunology (or closely related field in translational/clinical research)
  • Experience with flow/ mass cytometry and immunoassays
  • Experience with high dimensional cytometry data analysis in Flowjo/R and/or clinical data analysis is highly preferred
  • Exhibits excellent collaborative and communication skills for working in a multidisciplinary and international environment

Our offers

To become an employee of the world-famous University Hospital Center from the Canton of Vaud is an assurance of:

  • First-rate social benefits such as paternity leave of 20 days and maternity leave of 4 months
  • Regular salary progression adapted to your responsibilities
  • 25 vacation days per year
  • At least three days of training per year by accessing a wide offer of courses not only from the CHUV Training Center but also from external providers
  • Access to one of the 500 furnished apartments offered in the surrounding neighborhoods in the case of relocation to Switzerland
  • Discounts on social and cultural events, goods and other services, thanks to the “H-Oxygène” association
  • Signing up to our Mobility Plan and benefits for different advantages (discounts on public transportation, promotion of “Mobility” car fleet, and discounts on electric bikes)
  • Being able to enjoy our high-quality corporate restaurants located in every hospital building with employees’ discount

Contact information for applicants

Contact person in case of questions about this role: Dr. Michel Obeid - Email:

All of our applications are processed electronically. For this reason, we kindly ask you to apply exclusively by clicking on the APPLY button at the bottom of the advertisement. Should you have any technical question, please contact our Recruitment Team (021/ 314-85-70 from 08h30 to 12h00 and from 14h00 to 16h30).

The CHUV applies the highest quality requirements as part of its recruitment process. In addition, mindful to promote workplace diversity and inclusion we strive to ensure equal treatment and avoid any discrimination. We are looking forward to receiving your application.

We would like to inform external recruitment agencies that any application inserted directly on our recruitment platform will not be accepted. Thank you for your understanding.

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