Stelleninserat ZHAW

Zurich University of Applied Sciences ZHAW is one of Switzerland’s largest multidisciplinary universities of applied sciences, with over 12,000 students.

The School of Health Professions of the ZHAW is a renowned center for training, continuing education and research in the German-speaking world.
The health sciences research unit (Forschungsstelle für Gesundheitswissenschaften - FGW) constitutes a multidisciplinary unit including experts in psychology, sociology, economics, statistics, medicine and public health. With our research, we pursue a life course perspective with the aim of taking vulnerable groups as well as time windows of increased vulnerability into account and thus making a significant and sustainable contribution to public health.

The health science research unit invites applications for a

PhD position (80 – 100 %)

to join the Swiss Home Care Data study team (SHCD ) immediately or a soon as possible.

Your tasks:

  • Achieve his/her PhD within a timeframe of 3 years
  • Scientific participation in the SHCD study in all project phases
  • Contribute to the project management
  • Scientific publication activity
  • Participation in teaching activities

The SHCD study is a research project of the National Research Program NFP-74 "Smarter Health Care" by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) for Scientific Research (http://www.nfp74.ch/de). The study investigates Swiss outpatient care using a yet scientifically unexploited database from Swiss nonprofit home care organizations (Spitex). It aims at answering the following questions: who uses outpatient care, when, where, and due to which health problems? The results of the study should enable optimal planning of care services, which is of high relevance given the increasing prevalence of long-term care at home.

Applicants with a university degree (MSc) in Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Nursing or Medicine, Psychology, Sociology or any other social science discipline are welcome. We expect solid experience in statistical data analysis and in the application of a statistical program at MSc level, as well as good oral and written language skills in both German and English (Level B2).

We offer insight and first-hand experience in a relevant field of public health research. Professors from two well-established academic institutions - the Research Center for Health Sciences at the ZHAW and the Institute for Nursing Science at the University of Basel - will supervise the PhD and you will benefit from the integration in both institutions. The workplace is therefore located in both Winterthur and Basel (50% / 50%). Enrollment at the University of Basel and participation in the PhD program SPINE (Swiss PhD Platform in Nursing Science Education) in the field of Nursing Science is expected.
Remuneration is based on the SNSF doctoral student rate.

For information, please contact:
Julia Dratva, Head of FGW (E-mail: julia.dratva@zhaw.ch, Tel. 058 934 63 72).
Rene Schaffert, SHCD Project Manager (E-Mail: rene.schaffert@zhaw.ch, Tel. 058 934 63 54).
You can find further information about the Department of Health and the health sciences research unit at www.zhaw.ch/health.

Please send your application via the online platform to Karin Graf, Head of HR Business Unit/Campus Winterthur. We only consider applications via this online platform and do not process any applications by mail or e-mail.