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Application deadline: 30th November 2022


UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.

The Institute of Social Sciences (ISS) of the University of Lausanne has a vacancy for a:

Graduate Assistant in the Social Sciences

Job information

Start date: February 1st, 2023

Duration of the contract: 1 year, renewable 2 x 2 years, maximum 5 years

Rate of employment: 100%.

Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny

Annual salary: CHF 65’000 (increasing each year)

Job Information: Assistant·e·diplômé·e en sciences sociales (20257)

 Your responsibilities

50% of the activity rate will be dedicated to the realization of a PhD thesis on the interrelationships between the mental health of family members over time, mainly using data from the Swiss Household Panel (www.swisspanel.ch), under the supervision of Prof. Laura Bernardi.

30% of the activity rate will be devoted to supporting teaching tasks (quantitative methods seminars) under the supervision of faculty members.

20% of the activity rate will be devoted to research tasks shared between the Center for Research on Life Course and Inequality (LINES) and the Swiss Center of Competence in the Social Sciences (FORS, www.forscenter.ch)) and consistent with the candidate’s field of expertise.

Your qualifications

We wish to hire a person with the following profile

Master in social sciences or equivalent (sociology, social epidemiology, demography, psychology, etc.),

Interest in social science topics and in a longitudinal and life-course perspective,

Practical experience with quantitative analysis methods in the social sciences,

Experience with statistical software (Stata, R, SPSS, etc.),

Fluency in English and French.

What the position offers you

A place in the Life Course and Inequality Research Center (LINES) at ISS, which offers a structured environment for research training with trainings, workshops, seminars and informal exchange opportunities.

Collaboration with FORS, especially the Swiss Household Panel team, with opportunities for collaborative research projects with FORS researchers.

A consistent and continuous supervision during the writing of the dissertation allowing to follow a doctoral training, to participate in international conferences and to complete a quality dissertation during the duration of one’s commitment.

Contact for further information

Laura Bernardi – Full Professor (laura.bernardi@unil.ch)

Boris Wernli – Head of unit Surveys (boris.wernli@fors.ch

Your application

Your application must be submitted in English and must contain the following items:

(1) Letter of motivation,

(2) CV with the names of two references

(3) Copies of university diplomas and transcripts of grades obtained in Bachelor and Master

(4) An academic text (chapter of master’s thesis, scientific article, etc.)

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Additional information

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