Graduate assistant in Social Inequality and Social Policy staff

The Institute of social sciences (ISS) invites applications for a position of: Graduate assistant in Social Inequality and Social Policy.

Starting date:                01.09.2020 (or as soon as possible thereafter)
Duration of contract:     1 year once, plus 2 years renewable once,                                                                with a maximum duration of 5 years.
Employment rate:         100%
Workplace:                    Lausanne Mouline, Géopolis
Annual gross salary:     CHF 65’000.- (first year)

Your responsabilities

  • Preparation of a doctoral thesis (50% of working time at least)
  • Joint research projects and participation in the activities of the department (25% of working time)
  • Assisting with teaching on topics of social policy and social inequality under supervision of a senior academic (25% of working time)

Your qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a quantitative component (Sociology, Political Science, Demography, Economics, Psychology or similar degree)
  • Interest in Topics of Social Inequality, Social Policy and the Life Course
  • Practical experience with quantitative social science data analysis methods
  • Familiarity with statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, SPSS)
  • Proficiency in English and French. Further fluency in French can be acquired during the 1st year of employment by participating in the free courses at the School of French as a Foreign language

Contact for further information

Leen Vandecasteele – Associate Professor

Application deadline : June 21 2020

More information and application

Research fellow - CIGEV

The Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability (CIGEV) opens a research position at 100% as a Research fellow. This position is conceived as bridging the gap between a postdoc and a first faculty position. Applications are open until June 30 2020. 

Job description

The CIGEV (Centre for the Interdisciplinary Study of Gerontology and Vulnerability), created in 1992, is an interdisciplinary center of the University of Geneva. It collaborates especially with the Faculties of MedicineSocial SciencesPsychology and Educational SciencesEconomics and Management, and with the University Hospitals of Geneva.

Since 2011, the CIGEV is also the co-leading house of The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES « Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives » (NCCR LIVES) and hosts the Geneva team of the NCCR LIVES. Research activities at the Centre focus on various aspects of ageing, vulnerability and life course, as part of an interdisciplinary approach.

The successful candidate will set up his/her own independent research team that fits into the research profile of the Center’s Gerontology Department (Director: Prof. Dr. Matthias Kliegel) comprising the 4 research axes: healthy aging, cognitive aging, vulnerable aging and digital aging.

Candidate’s profile :

PhD in gerontology, psychology, socioeconomics, sociology, demography, epidemiology (or comparable).
Active integration in an international research network.
Strong skills in English, French and (ideally) German.

Specific Experiences / Skills:

  • Strong quantitative approach
  • High impact publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Independent university teaching
  • Management of interdisciplinary and externally funded projects

Entry into function : 01.10.2020

Complementary information and application