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Position: PhD student in Health Sciences
Institution: Universität Luzern
Department: Department of Health Sciences and Medicine
Location: Luzern, Switzerland
Duties: Project: "Acute and long-term impact of a diagnosis of childhood cancer on grandparents". The specific tasks of the PhD student include: Coordinate sample selection, recruitment, and data collection in collaboration with the clinics; Supervise student assistants helping in the project; Analyse data; Write reports and scientific manuscripts. At least three first author papers are required for the PhD thesis; Present results at national and international conferences; As a member of the research group, the PhD student will also help with writing newsletters or grant applications; Help as teaching assistant
Requirements: MSc or equivalent degree in psychology, health sciences, health economy, epidemiology, natural sciences or similar discipline; An interest in applied research in the areas of psycho-oncology, childhood cancer, epidemiology, biostatistics, and public health; Sound computing skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access); Knowledge of statistical software (ideally Stata) and experience with a variety of standard and advanced methods in biostatistics OR knowledge and/or experience with qualitative research methods (interviews, data analyses); Languages: excellent knowledge of German or French (one of these languages is mandatory), AND English
   
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. An opening position for a PhD student in Health Sciences is available in the research group on Health and Social Behaviour at the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine. As of 1 February 2021 we are looking for a PhD student in Health Sciences (100%) (Project: "Acute and long-term impact of a diagnosis of childhood cancer on grandparents") The Department of Health Sciences and Medicine offers a lively, interdisciplinary research environment. The PhD training will be organized by the Doctoral Program in Health Sciences at the University of Lucerne.The PhD position is open in a project on "Acute and long-term impact of a diagnosis of childhood cancer on grandparents". The project aims to explore how grandparents are involved in the care of their grandchildren during and after cancer treatment. It consists of three studies including a longitudinal, a cross-sectional (quantitative studies) and a qualitative interview study. The project will be coordinated at the University of Lucerne and collaborate closely with paediatric oncology clinics in Switzerland. The specific tasks of the PhD student include:Coordinate sample selection, recruitment, and data collection in collaboration with the clinicsSupervise student assistants helping in the projectAnalyse dataWrite reports and scientific manuscripts. At least three first author papers are required for the PhD thesisPresent results at national and international conferencesAs a member of the research group, the PhD student will also help with writing newsletters or grant applicationsHelp as teaching assistant RequirementsMSc or equivalent degree in psychology, health sciences, health economy, epidemiology, natural sciences or similar disciplineAn interest in applied research in the areas of psycho-oncology, childhood cancer, epidemiology, biostatistics, and public healthSound computing skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, Access)Knowledge of statistical software (ideally Stata) and experience with a variety of standard and advanced methods in biostatistics OR knowledge and / or experience with qualitative research methods (interviews, data analyses)Languages: excellent knowledge of German or French (one of these languages is mandatory), AND EnglishStructured, independent and accurate way of workingMotivation to work in a teamThe appointment is available from 1 February 2021 (or as soon as possible), for 3-4 years. The salary of the PhD position is based on the salary scale of the Swiss National Science Foundation. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Gisela Michel (gisela.michel@unilu.ch).Please submit your job application (incl. CV as pdf) by December 7, 2020 by clicking on the apply button below. Apply now www.unilu.ch/jobs
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