PhD Position in Public Health, 100%, University of Lausanne, Fall 2019
The open position is within a research project on end-of-life (EOL) issues and advance care planning in the general population among older adults in Switzerland, which is conducted by the Swiss team of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) in Lausanne. This project is conducted by an interdisciplinary research team in public health involving researchers with backgrounds in sociology, psychology, health communication, health economics, ethics and medicine from the University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS). The PhD position is funded by the Swiss School of Public Health (SSPH+) Global PhD Program in Public Health Sciences (GlobalP3HS), which is a Swiss doctoral program co-funded by the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions. For more information see https://ssphplus.ch/en/globalp3hs/.
The successful applicant will work under the co-supervision of the Principal Investigator of SHARE Switzerland (Prof. Jürgen Maurer, PhD) and the head of the clinical ethics unit, Lausanne University Hospital and Institute of Humanities in Medicine, Faculty of Biology and Medicine of University of Lausanne (Prof. Ralf Jox, MD, PhD). The successful applicant will further collaborate with other members of the SHARE team, the Lausanne University Hospital and the University of Lausanne to conduct research on older adults’ end-of-life planning behaviors in Switzerland in the context of a PhD in Life Science, Specialization Public Health, at the Faculty of Biology and Medicine (FBM) at UNIL (https://www.unil.ch/ecoledoctoralefbm/home.html).
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In accordance with the regulations of the SSPH+ Global PhD Program in Public Health Sciences (https://ssphplus.ch/en/globalp3hs/), applicants must come from abroad of Switzerland and apply for the SSPH+ program by June 28, 2019. For additional information on this opportunity and/or to generate the support for an application for the above program by the SHARE team, please send a first letter of interest (CV; letter of motivation (max. 700 words); statement of prior research experience, quantitative/statistical, software and language skills (max 1000 words); two or more recommendation letters; and contact Information) via email to Sarah Vilpert (sarah.vilpert(at)unil.ch) and Prof. Jürgen Maurer (jurgen.maurer(at)unil.ch) by 10.06.2019. Candidates retained for the second application stage for this position will be notified for an in-person, phone, or Skype interview by 15.06.2019. The successful candidate is expected to assume his/her responsibilities by 01.09.19 (negotiable).