Arriving as a couple

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If you have just been recruited to UNIL, the Welcome Centre can help your partner explore the available career opportunities. 

Family members of UNIL professors may also benefit from advice from an external service to help them in their job search. 

If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Marcelina Klaus Gaillard

General information

When you start to look for a job in Switzerland, it is important to learn about the actions you need to take and the particular features of the Swiss labour market
Other website to browse is Travailler en Suisse : rechercher un emploi en Suisse & vivre en Suisse [Working in Switzerland: looking for work and living in Switzerland]. 

Application file

To respond to a job offer, most Swiss employers will ask you to send them an “application file” containing the following documents:

  • A cover letter.
  • Your curriculum vitae (CV).
  • A copy of your diplomas and training certificates.
  • A copy of your work certificates.

If they are interested in your file, they will then contact you for one or more personalised interviews.

Looking for work in the higher education sector

If you are a doctoral student or post-doctoral fellow, the Graduate Campus website provides relevant advice. On this blog you will find information on research platforms in the academic field but not only! 

The swissuniversities’ Carrière2 website provides a great deal of useful information and links on looking for working in higher education and research (in French).

Euraxess, the European network supporting mobility for researchers, also has a list of job offers available online.

UNIL vacancies are listed on a dedicated jobs portal

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Mrs Marcelina Klaus Gaillard

Tel. +41 21 692 23 28


Château de Dorigny  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 60 27
Fax +41 21 692 20 05