The doctoral student will be able to write a PhD within a new project that revisits a large sample of displaced industrial workers 10-12 years after they lost their job in Switzerland. These workers were surveyed a first time in 2011, 2-3 years after their firms closed down, and will be surveyed a second time in 2020 to provide insight into the long-term consequences that plant closure and mass displacement have on people’s lives.
The doctoral student will be able to participate in the development of the questionnaire and the fielding of the survey. He or she can then fully use these data to write his or her PhD thesis on topics such as unemployment scarring, job loss and family trajectories, job mobility and career trajectories, or some other aspect of life course sociology. There is much scope for innovation and new ideas, be it in terms of data collection (life calendars, in-depth interviews), methods or topics.
- Starting date: 01.09.2019
- Duration of contract: 1 year, renewable contract for 3 years, with a maximum duration of 4 years.
- Employment rate: 100%
- Workplace: University of Lausanne, Géopolis
- Annual gross salary: CHF 47’040.- (first year)
- Application deadline: 2 June 2019
More information and applications on the UNIL Career portal.