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RESEARCH position (m/f) 60-100%

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Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPR) is one of the few institutions around the world committed to functioning and rehabilitation research from comprehensive perspective. Its goals are the reintegration and long-term and sustainable improvement of the quality of life of patients with spine disorders or spinal cord injuries. As a subsidiary of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, we play a key role in shaping the unique network of services for people with spinal cord injuries.

The Disability Policy and Implementation Research Group conducts research on the content of health and health-related policy designed to optimize participation for persons experiencing disability in all areas of life, learning from the experience of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). We employ a variety of approaches and methodologies of research – both quantitative and qualitative. We not only research the best policy options, we also seek the most effective ways of implementing those options so that the benefits of sound research can measurably improve people's lives.

RESEARCH position (60-100%)

We are looking for a researcher to support us in coordinating and completing required tasks in three European Commission funded projects. The projects focus on the policy applications of cohort and longitudinal studies in Europe (in ageing and health issues) and the policy implications of European citizenship for persons with disabilities. In all projects our activities involve both original research, systematic reviews, and implementation research in the policy applications of project results.

The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary and international environment on European funded projects that involve large consortia of researchers from a variety of scientific and policy disciplines and expertizes, representing well recognized research centres in Europe. For more information visit the SYNCHROS website as an example.
  • Tracking project requirements, including deliverable dates and milestones, time planning and scheduling
  • Regular attendance of face-to-face meetings, both at SPF and other locations, and teleconferences
  • Support in the preparation of reports, policy briefs and scientific papers
  • Support in the organization of stakeholder dialogues and other meetings, both at SPF and other locations, including identification of participants and support in conducting meetings and training sessions
  • A Master's degree in social sciences, ideally health and social policy studies or political science, with at least two to three years of experience in research.
  • Doctoral degree is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of qualitative methods
  • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods, especially epidemiology
  • Excellent proficiency in English and very good writing skills
  • Willingness to learn new topics and techniques in implementation science
  • Able to work independently and in a team

Your Employer

Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPR) is one of the few institutions around the world committed to functioning and rehabilitation research from comprehensive perspective. Its goals are the reintegration and long-term and sustainable improvement of the quality of life of patients with spine disorders or spinal cord injuries. As a subsidiary of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation, we play a key role in shaping the unique network of services for people with spinal cord injuries.

The Disability Policy and Implementation Research Group conducts research on the content of health and health-related policy designed to optimize participation for persons experiencing disability in all areas of life, learning from the experience of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI). We employ a variety of approaches and methodologies of research – both quantitative and qualitative. We not only research the best policy options, we also seek the most effective ways of implementing those options so that the benefits of sound research can measurably improve people's lives.

RESEARCH position (60-100%)

We are looking for a researcher to support us in coordinating and completing required tasks in three European Commission funded projects. The projects focus on the policy applications of cohort and longitudinal studies in Europe (in ageing and health issues) and the policy implications of European citizenship for persons with disabilities. In all projects our activities involve both original research, systematic reviews, and implementation research in the policy applications of project results.

The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary and international environment on European funded projects that involve large consortia of researchers from a variety of scientific and policy disciplines and expertizes, representing well recognized research centres in Europe. For more information visit the SYNCHROS website as an example.

Your Responsibility

  • Tracking project requirements, including deliverable dates and milestones, time planning and scheduling
  • Regular attendance of face-to-face meetings, both at SPF and other locations, and teleconferences
  • Support in the preparation of reports, policy briefs and scientific papers
  • Support in the organization of stakeholder dialogues and other meetings, both at SPF and other locations, including identification of participants and support in conducting meetings and training sessions

Your Personality

  • A Master's degree in social sciences, ideally health and social policy studies or political science, with at least two to three years of experience in research.
  • Doctoral degree is an advantage
  • Working knowledge of qualitative methods
  • Basic knowledge of quantitative methods, especially epidemiology
  • Excellent proficiency in English and very good writing skills
  • Willingness to learn new topics and techniques in implementation science
  • Able to work independently and in a team

Your Benefits

We offer:
  • A stimulating and productive working atmosphere
  • Opportunities to participate in large European projects with considerable potential for networking and making research linkages
  • Excellent interdisciplinary supervision to advance research skills
  • Encouragement and support in the publication of scientific papers
  • Opportunities to participate in international conferences

The position is planned for 3 years starting 1st December or upon individual agreement.

For further information please contact Prof. Jerome Bickenbach (jerome.bickenbach@paraplegie.ch)

Interested? We are looking forward to your written full application, including a cover letter stating your motivation, along with your CV, a complete transcript of academic records, two letters of reference (to be sent before the closing date directly to the spokesperson). Closure date for the application is October 13th 2019.

Please refer to "SYNCHROS" in email correspondence.

Beatrice Dittli, HR-Verantwortliche, looks forward to receiving your online application.

Schweizer Paraplegiker-Forschung AG
Human Resources
Guido A. Zäch Str. 4
6207 Nottwil
P 041 939 53 46

paraplegie.ch/karriere