PhD-student in Social Inequality and Social Policy in Lausanne

Doctoral Programme of the NCCR LIVES ‘Overcoming vulnerability: life course perspectives’   

 Application deadline: 27 May 2018

Starting date:              01.09.2018                                                                                                                                             Duration of contract: 1 year, renewable contract for 2 x 2 years, with a maximum duration of 5 years                Employment rate:      100%                                                                                                                                              Workplace:                  University of Lausanne, Géopolis                                                                                                    Gross annual wage:    CHF 65’000 (first year)

 Your profile

  • Master’s degree in Social Sciences with a quantitative component (Sociology, Demography, Political Science, Economics, Psychology…)
  • Interest in Topics of Social Inequality, Social Policy and the Life Course
  • Practical experience with quantitative social science data analysis methods
  • Familiarity with statistical software (e.g. Stata, R, SPSS)
  • Working languages are English & French


We offer

  • A position in a dynamic research centre, closely linked to the National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS)
  • Access to a network of about 170 researchers specialising in life course research in and across different disciplines (sociology, psychology, social psychology, demography, economics, social policy, statistics) and working on interdisciplinary projects
  • A structured and comfortable research environment in the beautiful Lake Geneva region at the heart of Europe
  • Regular scientific and networking events (workshops, colloquia, conferences, etc.)
  • Training in the LIVES Doctoral Programme
  • The possibility to publish in the LIVES Working Papers series
  • Outreach services for the dissemination of your research into the general public.

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Graduate assistant in Social Inequality and Social Policy 

Assistant-e diplômé-e dans le domaine de l’inégalité sociale et politique sociale