PhD Student Position in Implementation Science

University of Zurich


July 1, 2022


Implementation Science in Health Care

PhD Student Position in Implementation Science

60 %

The newly founded Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care IfIS is based at the Medical Faculty. Implementation Science is an applied research field dedicated to optimizing the integration of evidence-based practices and research findings into routine practice to improve the quality and effectiveness of health care. The field of implementation science draws upon participatory and complexity-science principles by actively engaging multiple stakeholders with their distinct knowledge and experience in order to identify and understand multilevel contextual influences on implementation processes.

The research group of Prof Lauren Clack Implementation Science in Health Care offers a PhD position in the implementation science work package of an EU Horizon 2020 framework project, in the area of infection prevention.

Your responsibilities
  • Manage diverse project activities.
  • Coordinate project stakeholders.
  • Collect and analyze qualitative (e.g. observations, semi-structured interviews) and quantitative (e.g. questionnaire) data in the above- mentioned project.
  • Travel to European institutions.
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize scientific content.
  • Disseminate research results through presentations at conferences and publications in peer reviewed journals.
  • Supervise and support undergraduate students.
  • Complete scientific qualifications for PhD.
  • Participate in the PhD program Clinical Science.
  • Your profile
  • Master or equivalent degree in implementation science, health services research, public health, psychology, sociology, health economics, behavioral science, or related fields. MD-PhD candidates will be considered.
  • Strong interest in keeping up with emerging trends and best practices in Implementation Science.
  • Highly motivated to advance the new and quickly growing research group.
  • Strong planning and organizational skills, excellent oral and written communication and effective interprofessional skills.
  • Fluent in English and German.
  • Self-motivated and comfortable taking initiative.
  • Sound knowledge of empirical methods and advanced statistics.
  • Excellent computer application knowledge (MS Office, SPSS, R).
  • What we offer

    An opportunity to shape the growing Implementation Science in Health Care research group activities.

  • The possibility to make a real and tangible impact in healthcare research.
  • A stimulating research environment and a place to grow academically and professionally.
  • Opportunities to gain teaching and mentoring experience and strong support for your career development.
  • An attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond: The University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading universities in the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
  • The PhD program in Clinical Science offers an interesting curriculum providing skills in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. A variety of additional courses e.g. on academic writing or presentation skills are available.
  • Place of work

    Universitätstrasse 84, 8006 Zürich, Switzerland

    Start of employment

    1 September 2022 or by agreement. Application deadline for the Clinical Science PhD program is 1 July 2022. Please submit your electronic application (in a single PDF file) including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication record and certificates here by 1 July 2022. In your cover letter, describe your motivation for completing a PhD in Implementation Science and any previous experience you have relevant to the field of Implementation Science.

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