PhD Position in Rehabilitation Economics and Financing

The Swiss Learning Health System (SLHS) is a collaborative project of seven academic partner institutions in Switzerland with the goal to establish a national platform for health systems and services research, policy and practice. It is hosted at the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy of the University of Lucerne. As part of the SLHS and its capacity building goals, the Department of Health Sciences and Health Policy at the University of Lucerne is looking for a

PhD Position in Rehabilitation Economics and Financing

with start date July 1, 2017 or by arrangement. The PhD student will be enrolled at the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne and has the opportunity to enroll in one of the PhD programs offered by the Swiss School of Public Health+ (SSPH+). The position will develop the PhD project in interaction and in the context of WHO’s call for action Rehabilitation 2030 to be launched in February 2017. The call aims to respond to the need of health systems worldwide to scale up rehabilitation, the key health strategy of the 21st century. The PhD student will have the unique opportunity to closely collaborate with Swiss Paraplegic Research www.paraplegie.ch/en/pub/spf.htm, its SwiSCI studies www.swisci.ch/en/, the Learning Health System for SCI under the auspice of WHO, as well as the ICF Research Branch www.icf-research-branch.org/.

Your tasks:

  • Research on Rehabilitation Economics and Financing along the continuum of care and over the life span in Switzerland in light of an international perspective
  • Contribution to the SLHS activities, in particular the development of policy briefs and the preparation of stakeholder dialogues
  • Scientific publication of the PhD projects in peer review journals
  • Support in teaching and administration and supervision of master students

Your background:

  • Master's degree in economics, health sciences, or in a related field
  • Strong academic record (GPA of 5.0 or better is required for students from Swiss Universities, or equivalent for students from abroad)
  • Curiosity and a strong interest to develop an in depth scientific understanding of rehabilitation economics in the context of WHO`s five main health strategies
  • Strong analytical skills in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods
  • Excellent knowledge of German and English (spoken and written)
  • Structured, responsible and self-determined working method
  • Good communication and rhetorical skills and ability to work in a team

Candidates can expect to work in a challenging position with unique possibilities for research, skills development, and interaction with stakeholders in the health care system both in Switzerland and internationally. The position is for 4 years. Employment is according to the cantonal regulations. Salaries follow the guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation, see http://www.snf.ch/SiteCollectionDocuments/allg_doktorierende_e.pdf.
For further information please contact Prof. Stefan Boes Stefan.boes@unilu.ch or Ms. Mirjam Brach mirjam.brach@paraplegie.ch.

Please submit your application, including a cover letter, CV, copies of university transcripts indicating your study achievements, an example of research project (e.g., master thesis), and stating the reference number 220105/0004 via email to jobs@unilu.ch until 28th May, 2017.


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Universität Luzern

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2017-06-30


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Företag

Universität Luzern

Platser

Kategorier

Sista ansökningsdag

2017-06-30


Sök tjänsten

Maila annonsen till mig