EPFL Animal Welfare Officer, Switzerland

04-05-2018

Position title: EPFL Animal Welfare Officer
Company name: EPFL, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
City: Lausanne 
Country: Switzerland
Position description: 
Based in Lausanne (CH) within the Center of PhenoGenomics at EPFL. Management of 4 people. 

Stakes :
- Legal & Veterinary stakes: 
. Pilot and guarantee the submission and update of animal 
experimentation licenses 
. Supervise the implementation of best practices in Animal Welfare and 
guarantee the respect of legal requirements at EPFL. 

- Management:
. Lead and federate the EPFL Animal Welfare team
. Integrate it closely with Husbandry and CPG Technology Platforms 

- Scientific stakes: Advise and support the researchers in their in vivo 
research activity.

Responsibilities: Management. Legal and regulatory compliance. Advice. Strategy. Representation. 

Position Assets:
- EPFL:
. Great reputation and strong growth dynamics
. Wide and stimulating offer of research areas
. International and multicultural environment
. Excellent working conditions 
. Continuing training opportunities
. Public status allowing stability and long-term visibility.

- Position: 
. Creation of the Animal Welfare Unit and the Animal Welfare Officer 
position
. Comprehensive position: management, compliance, advice, strategy and 
external representation 
. Direct interaction with the board
. Great scientific and intellectual stimulation in close interaction with an 
international community of high level scientists.

Profile:
- Education: 
. DVM or PhD in biological science or animal science
. Qualifying accreditation in management of animal experimentation 
(Swiss module 2, FELASA accreditation category C, D or equivalent).

- Experience: Minimum 10 years’ experience in animal research.
. Minimum 3 years as Experimenter
. Currently, Animal Welfare Officer or Manager of animal research team, 
within a public organisation in biomedical research on animals, a CRO or 
an animal provider for biomedical research, or in human/vet 
pharmaceutical industry.

Required skills:
- Management of animal research staff
- Strong knowledge of legal and operational procedures for animal welfare 
in scientific animal research 
- Fluent in French and English, written & oral. German practice is a plus. 



Company name: Giudicelli International Executive Search
Name: Véronique DUGUÉ, DVM
Phone: +33 662023994
Email address: vdugue@giudicelli-international.com
Website: www.giudicelli-international.net