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.
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-
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.
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
Strong interest in keeping up with emerging trends and best practices in
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.
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
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
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.
Fully funded PhD position for project on care/technologies/end of life
intersections between care, technologies and end of life.
The overall project provides an ethnography of the ways in which in the
clinical practices of medical...