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Position: SNF-Postdoc in Health Communication
Institution: Universität Luzern
Department: Department of Health Sciences and Medicine
Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Duties: Your core activities will be to do qualitative studies with stakeholders of institutional communication, content-analyses of online information, a survey of the population and a Delphi study to develop the toolkit; You will have the opportunity to work together with researchers from diverse backgrounds, especially in health system research, psychology, behavioural sciences, economics, political sciences, medicine and rehabilitation; You will be able to contribute your own ideas and interests in different projects
Requirements: You hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines: communication sciences, social sciences, (social) media studies, humanities or another related or relevant field; You have at least 1-3 years of work experience in conceptual and empirical research. Main skills are requested especially in qualitative research; You are proficient in German and English (both written and verbal). Proficient knowledge of French and Italian is another asset; You have a proven track record that demonstrates your ability to independently conduct empirical studies from the design, data collection and analysis; You are familiar with thematic analysis, qualitative and quantitative content analysis, and Delphi studies
   
Text: Department of Health Sciences and Medicine Although the roots of the University of Lucerne reach back as far as 1600, it has experienced rapid growth and transformation during the last 20 years, since it has become one of Switzerland's twelve main universities and the leading university in central Switzerland. This dynamic environment offers ambitious and innovative scientists optimal conditions to invent themselves and develop their research ideas. The interdisciplinary Department of Health Sciences and Medicine promotes high-quality research and training in the fields of Health Sciences, Health Policy, and Medicine. In close collaborations between research and practice, the department focuses on research with practical applications to increase the health and well-being of individuals and the population at large. On or about July 1, 2020 or a date mutually agreed upon, we are looking for a: SNF-Postdoc (80-100%) in Health Communication We look for a Postdoc researcher who will work on the main project "Developing standardsfor institutional health communication during public health emergencies. Learning frominformation around COVID-19 pandemic as a case in point", newly financed by the SwissNational Science Foundation, under the call for research on COVID-19. The overall objective is to develop standards for institutional communication of health information during public health emergencies, with a focus on how to guide people's risk perception and behavior and to combat misinformation. This project will adopt a mix-method approach. It will be subdivided in an analytical phase and a normative phase. The analytical phase will be devoted to the description of institutional health communication around the COVID-19 outbreak, what and how it has been communicated by institutions, how it was reported by the news media and received by the public. The normative phase will entail the creation of a toolkit on how to best deliver health information during public health emergencies and in contexts characterized by misinformation. ResponsibilitiesYour core activities will be to do qualitative studies with stakeholders of institutional communication, content-analyses of online information, a survey of the population and a Delphi study to develop the toolkit.You will have the opportunity to work together with researchers from diverse backgrounds, especially in health system research, psychology, behavioural sciences, economics, political sciences, medicine and rehabilitation.You will be able to contribute your own ideas and interests in different projects. RequirementsYou hold a PhD in one of the following disciplines: communication sciences, social sciences, (social) media studies, humanities or another related or relevant field.You have at least 1-3 years of work experience in conceptual and empirical research. Main skills are requested especially in qualitative research.You are proficient in German and English (both written and verbal). Proficient knowledge of French and Italian is another asset.You have a proven track record that demonstrates your ability to independently conduct empirical studies from the design, data collection and analysis.You are familiar with thematic analysis, qualitative and quantitative content analysis, and Delphi studies. What we offerYou will be provided with excellent working conditions as a member of a stimulating and productive team in health communication, and will have the chance to build or reinforce an attractive post-doc curriculum.You will have the opportunity to contribute to the research group and to the Department by introducing your own ideas.This project will run in partnership with Swiss Paraplegic Research, an extra-university research establishment of national and international importance. This will give you the opportunity to engage with its researchers in a lively and productive interdisciplinary environment.Your current position will be limited to 2 years.You will be provided with an office at the University of Lucerne. For further information, please contact Prof. Sara Rubinelli: sara.rubinelli@unilu.chApplications (including cover letter, CV, publication list, names of references or reference letters, copy of passport or ID, and diplomas or university transcripts) will be reviewed starting immediately, and this review will continue until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted via apply button below. Apply now www.unilu.ch/jobs
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