Job Opportunities

We are delighted to launch a new service on the EAPC website where our member organisations can advertise job and career opportunities free of charge. Advertisements are limited to positions that are open to an international audience, e.g. consultant or academic posts.

Part-time Blog Editor, EAPC

Building on the strong foundations of the EAPC blog, the post holder will develop and enhance the EAPC’s reputation for publishing and disseminating high-quality, topical content to promote greater understanding of palliative care for the benefit of members and anyone with an interest in palliative care.

The post holder will be a key member of the EAPC team.  Reporting to the CEO, the post-holder will work closely with the volunteer members of the EAPC social media team/editorial board in publishing content on the EAPC blog in the form of short, twice-weekly posts on topical issues in palliative care.  Content is aimed at health and social care practitioners, researchers, academics and advocacy consultants with an interest in palliative and end-of-life care. The close links with our member associations, the activities of the 29 EAPC Task Forces and Reference Groups, and several partnerships with high-profile, European Union-funded projects, enable us to commission diverse and important content, but equally our established reputation ensures a regular flow of requests to submit content to the blog.

The blog has a global readership, with viewing statistics in 2020 showing that it reached almost 200 countries of the world (including 22 overseas protectorates). Currently,1,746 people subscribe to the blog but it is expected that as a new communications strategy is developed and implemented this will enable us to expand the reach of the blog.

For informal enquiries about this post email CEO, EAPC. View job description and apply Blog editor 

Deadline for applications: January 14th, 2022, 1pm CET

Communications Officer, EAPC

Building on the strong foundations of the EAPC Social Media Accounts, using contemporary digital marketing techniques, the post holder will further develop and grow the EAPC’s social media presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and other appropriate channels.

The post holder will be a key member of the EAPC team. Reporting to the CEO the post-holder will work with EAPC colleagues and members to promote and exploit information about the EAPC across multiple communication channels.

Work will include the development and implementation of a communications strategy and identification of mechanisms through which EAPC can promote greater understanding of palliative care, disseminate information and grow its social media following. The EAPC is a partner in several high profile European Union funded projects. The role of the EAPC in these projects is as a dissemination partner. The post holder would be involved in these activities.

For informal enquiries about this post email CEO, EAPC. View job description and apply EAPC Communications post

Deadline for applications: January 14th, 2022, 1pm CET

Physician, Full Professor, Head of the Palliative and Supportive Care Service, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Service, with approx. 65 collaborators, has the task of improving the quality of life of patients in palliative situations and their relatives. It comprises a dedicated inpatient unit, two interprofessional mobile teams (hospital consult team and home care team) and two outpatient clinics. It works in close collaboration with all clinical services at the CHUV except pediatrics. The service also comprises three professorial chairs – in geriatric palliative care, palliative nursing and palliative psychology – with research and teaching responsibilities. Main research topics include the psycho-socio-existential determinants of quality of life, advance care planning in the elderly, the role of the relatives in assisted suicide, the role of the nursing profession in palliative care, and early identification of patients with palliative care needs. The service is also very involved in the teaching of palliative care for students of the FBM-UNIL, as well as for physicians in training, nurses and other health care professionals.

Main tasks:
1. Directing, organizing, and ensuring the development of all the typical activities of a Clinical Service in a teaching hospital
2. Ensure and strengthen the expertise and security of clinical missions / services while developing inter-institutional collaborations and synergies in line with the CHUV’s strategic plan
3. Conduct and develop high-level clinical and academic research missions, financed by expert external funds and published in quality scientific journals, including own research
4. Ensure and guarantee the teaching missions of pre-graduate (according to FBM needs), postgraduate (recognized center for the postgraduate training in palliative medicine) and continuing medical education in the field of palliative medicine, and actively participate in them
5. Consolidate the influence of the clinical and academic field both internally and externally.

Desired profile:
• Swiss Federal medical degree (or equivalent Mebeko), MD or MD-PhD
• ISFM-recognized subspecialty title (or equivalent) in palliative medicine
• Extensive clinical experience in the field of tertiary level hospital palliative care
• Widely recognized (or certified) managerial skills in leading a large / multi-site team and relevant experience in project management
• Academic knowledge of faculty rank with proven practice in pre and postgraduate teaching
• Ability to set up clinical research programs likely to be supported by external expert funds
• Good knowledge of French (LM or minimum B2, C1 ideal) or ability to acquire it quickly.

Further information may be obtained from Prof. Gian Domenico Borasio (, Head of the Palliative and Supportive Care service.

Applications, in English, will include a motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a copy of the five most relevant publications, as well as names and contact information of three referees, a brief statement of research interests and teaching experience and a copy of diplomas. They should be submitted online by January 23rd, 2022 (23:59 GMT+1) to as a single PDF file. 

We offer a pleasant working atmosphere in a multicultural, diverse and dynamic academic environment. There are possibilities for continuing professional training and a multitude of activities and other benefits to discover.

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

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Deadline for applications: January 23rd, 2022 (23:59 GMT+1)

Palliative Medicine Specialist – flexible start date , New Zealand

• This is a unique opportunity for an experienced Palliative Medicine Specialist to work within one of the largest and contemporary Hospice providers of specialist palliative care in New Zealand
• Flexible working hours (30-40 hrs./week), 6 weeks annual leave/year, professional development
opportunities and assistance, relocation package available for candidates out of Auckland
• Make a difference by helping us Make Hospice Happen

Ngā Kaupapa – Our Purpose…

Totara Hospice has just entered a new phase – we call it Generation 3. We have an integrated care management style that follows and supports the patient’s journey at all points, and which is underpinned by a Te Whare Tapa Whā approach (a holistic Māori health model) where the team collaborates in partnership with the patient and their families/whanau, applying clear care pathways or programmes to each episode of care. Our multidisciplinary staff work across all professions, and roles are exposed to the entire service continuum. The team is small (~120 staff) and close knit, working at the top of their scopes of practice across each role. A contemporary and agile organisation, we swiftly adapted to cope with the COVID-19 situation, ensuring uninterrupted inpatient and community services, and maintaining our commitment to never let anyone die alone. The pandemic has left us leaner and braver, without losing sight of our compassion and duty of care for others. Learn more about the post

Deadline for applications: March 31, 2022

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