Post-doc position in interdisciplinary life course research

The NCCR LIVES aims at better understanding the phenomenon of vulnerability as well as the means to overcome it by adopting longitudinal and comparative approaches. The scope of this research centre is to stimulate interdisciplinary and international scientific publications and exchanges, and particularly to support younger scholars.

The NCCR LIVES offers a Post-Doc position in the field of interdisciplinary life course research. The Post-Doc will be part of the research project entitled “Individual pathways of cognitive reserve accumulation - a fine-grained lifespan perspective” funded by the SNSF and directed by Dr. Andreas Ihle (see project summary in the complete job offer). This interdisciplinary project with its high methodological profile will be the perfect next step for advancing the Post-Doc’s career with respect to skills in sophisticated longitudinal analytical approaches and ambitious publication output. 

Job information

  • Expected start date in position: 1.02.2020
  • Contract length: 22 months
  • Activity rate: 80 % 
  • Workplace: University of Geneva, CIGEV
  • Deadline : November 30, 2019

In your activities, you will have :

  • To prepare and conduct advanced modeling techniques such as sequence analyses, latent transition analyses, multilevel growth curve models, and dynamic structural equation modeling approaches using large-scale longitudinal interdisciplinary datasets 

  • To write scientific articles as lead author for international peer-reviewed journals 

  • To present the results on international conferences 

Contact for further information

Dr. Andreas Ihle (Andreas.Ihle@unige.ch) 

The application (motivation letter, detailed CV, full list of publications and pdf files of all publications as first author, copy of PhD certificate, and letter of recommendation from PhD supervisor / prior employers) should be addressed per email to Dr. Andreas Ihle.

Complete job offer

Assistant·e diplômé·e en sociologie et démographie du parcours de vie

Le PRN LIVES vise à mieux comprendre le phénomène de la vulnérabilité ainsi que les moyens de le surmonter en adoptant des approches longitudinales et comparatives. Son objectif de recherche est de stimuler les publications et les échanges scientifiques interdisciplinaires et internationaux, et en particulier de soutenir les jeunes chercheurs.

L'Institut des sciences sociales (ISS) de l'Université de Lausanne met au concours un poste d'assistant·e diplômé·e en sociologie du parcours de vie.

Informations liées au poste

  • Entrée en fonction : 1er janvier ou 1er février 2020
  • Durée du contrat : 1 an, renouvelable 2 x 2 ans, maximum 5 ans
  • Taux d'activité : 100%
  • Lieu de travail : Lausanne-Dorigny (Bâtiment Géopolis)
  • Salaire annuel brut  : CHF 65'000.- (première année)
  • Délai de postulation: 16 octobre 2019
  • Date des entretiens: 23 octobre 2019

Vos activités

  • 50% du taux d'activité au minimum sera dédié à la réalisation d'une thèse de doctorat en sociologie des parcours de vie. La thèse s’insère dans le cadre d’un projet en cours sur les relations familiales ;

  • 30% du taux d'activité sera consacré au soutien des tâches d’enseignement ;
  • 15% du taux d’activité sera consacré à des activités de recherche dans le cadre de l’unité de recherche LINES ou du Pôle de Recherche National LIVES (www.lives-nccr.ch), notamment dans le cadre des projets sur la diversité familiale et la vulnérabilité. Dans la mesure du possible, nous privilégierons les candidatures qui pourront profiter d’une synergie entre les travaux personnels et les travaux en collaboration avec LINES et/ou LIVES ;

Voir le cahier des charges détaillé

Pour tout renseignement complémentaire

Laura Bernardi, Professeure ordinaire - laura.bernardi@unil.ch

Nous vous invitons à nous transmettre votre dossier complet (lettre de motivation, CV, certificats  et liste de publications) en format Word ou PDF.Il ne sera pris en compte que les candidatures adressées par le biais du site de l'UNIL

Soucieuse de promouvoir une représentation équitable des femmes et des hommes parmi son personnel, l'Université encourage les candidatures féminines.

Doctoral Student on psychological resilience on very old age

The NCCR LIVES aims at better understanding the phenomenon of vulnerability as well as the means to overcome it by adopting longitudinal and comparative approaches. The scope of this research centre is to stimulate interdisciplinary and international scientific publications and exchanges, and particularly to support younger scholars.

The new interdisciplinary study “SWISS100” aims at investigating vulnerability and resilience in centenarians, bringing together medical, psychiatric, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives on very old age. Representing a collaboration between the University of Lausanne (NCCR LIVES), University of Geneva, the University hospitals CHUV and HUG, University of Zurich and SUPSI, SWISS100 will lead the first nation-wide centenarian study in Switzerland.

The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES "Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives" offers a doctoral student SNSF position on psychological resilience on very old age.

Job information

  • Expected start date in position: 1.12.2019 or to be agreed
  • Contract length: max 4 years
  • Activity rate: 100 % 
  • Workplace: University of Lausanne, Géopolis
  • Annual Gross Salary: 47’040.- (year 1) and CHF 50’040.- (year 3-4)
  • Deadline : October 15, 2019

In your activities, you will have :

  • To complete a Ph.D. thesis on the topic of psychological resilience and advance his/her scientific development in the area of research on the oldest old.
  • To support the organization of the interdisciplinary project and exchange of the project partners
  • To support the development of the study procedures and materials
  • To contribute to the scientific output of the study in terms of written publications and presentations

Full job description

Contact for further information

Prof. Daniela Jopp,  daniela.jopp@unil.ch

Please, send your full application in Word or PDF. Only applications through the UNIL website will be taken into account. 

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.

Postdoctoral Researcher investigating vulnerability and resilience in centenarians

The NCCR LIVES aims at better understanding the phenomenon of vulnerability as well as the means to overcome it by adopting longitudinal and comparative approaches. The scope of this research centre is to stimulate interdisciplinary and international scientific publications and exchanges, and particularly to support younger scholars.

The new interdisciplinary study “SWISS100” aims at investigating vulnerability and resilience in centenarians, bringing together medical, psychiatric, biological, psychological, and sociological perspectives on very old age. Representing a collaboration between the University of Lausanne (NCCR LIVES), University of Geneva, the University hospitals CHUV and HUG, University of Zurich and SUPSI, SWISS100 will lead the first nation-wide centenarian study in Switzerland.

The Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES "Overcoming vulnerability: Life course perspectives" offers a postdoctoral Researcher SNSF position investigating vulnerability and resilience in centenarians.

Job information

  • Expected start date in position: 1.12.2019 or to be agreed
  • Contract length: max 4 years
  • Activity rate: 100 % (to be discussed, minimum required 80%)
  • Workplace: University of Lausanne, Géopolis
  • Annual Gross Salary for a 100% rate: between CHF 82’558 and CHF 92’312 (based on CV)
  • Deadline : October 15, 2019

In your activities, you will have :

  • support the organization of the interdisciplinary project and exchange of the project partners
  • support the development of the study procedures and materials
  • contribute to the scientific output of the study in terms of written publications and presentations
  • advance his/her scientific development in the area of research on the oldest old.

Full job description

Contact for further information

Prof. Daniela Jopp,  daniela.jopp@unil.ch

Please, send your full application in Word or PDF. Only applications through the UNIL website will be taken into account. 

UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.