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2 PhD Positions in Work & Health Job at Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute – in Zürich, ZH

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Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute

2 PhD Positions in Work & Health

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The Division of Public and Organizational Health / Center of Salutogenesis at the Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Prevention Institute focuses on positive health development in a rapidly changing context of work and organizations

As full-time PhD students you will participate in a three-year project on health and well-being of employees funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project investigates how different forms of job, off-job and boundary crafting are interrelated. We examine these patterns as well as important predictors and consequences of crafting over three different time periods: (1) long-term (3-month periods; digital surveys), (2) short-term (daily; ecological momentary assessments over a workweek), and (3) crisis-related (digital surveys before and during the COVID-19 pandemic). This research will inform future development of a crafting app for employees.


In close collaboration with our research team and our Dutch research partner, your main tasks will include the development of research instruments, data collection and analysis, writing scientific publications and conference presentations. You will be part of a research team focusing on work and health as well as on individual and organizational level (digital) interventions.

University Master’s degree in social sciences; preferably in psychology or sociology.

Strong interest and previous knowledge in the field of work, organization, health.

Experience in planning, conducting, analyzing and writing up empirical research.

Very good knowledge of quantitative research methods and software (SPSS, R).

Very good knowledge of English.

Commitment, independence, flexibility, enthusiasm for research, ability to work in a team.

Participation in the PhD program in Epidemiology and Biostatistics of our Institute (upon admission)

Challenging, holistic and varied work tasks

Integration into a committed, interdisciplinary research team

Visiting our research partner at the University of Groningen, NL

Participation in international conferences

Hirschengraben 82, 8001 Zurich

The employment will start as of July 1 2021 (or upon agreement). Please submit your application by April 28 2021 via the link to the online application tool only. Make sure to select the PhD Program in Epidemiology & Biostatistics as primary program interest.

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