Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) is an affiliate of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation. The mission of SPF is to sustainably improve the situation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through clinical and interdisciplinary research on a national and international level. Specific areas of its comprehensive research include functioning, social integration, equality of opportunity, self-determination, quality of life, as well as morbidity and mortality. The Life Course Epidemiology Group at SPF provides longitudinal and life course epidemiological inference about SCI in Switzerland to various stakeholders, including service providers and policy makers, mainly using the real-world evidence from the Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Cohort Study (SwiSCI). The Work and Integration group promotes research on return to work and labour market participation that informs vocational integration practice and policy for persons living with SCI and other health conditions.
Within the collaborative research project "Work Life Course" funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) we are currently looking for a
Post-doctoral Fellow in Epidemiological Modelling of Sustainable Labour Market Participation 80-100%.
The post-doctoral fellow will direct and contribute to applied, interdisciplinary research targeting the evaluation of trajectories and key transitions in the work life course of persons with SCI, including the development of a Markov multi-state model for the comprehensive evaluation of sustainable labour market participation. Using a broad set of personal and job-related characteristics, also data on re-education and work integration measures, factual and counterfactual predictions will be derived as to best inform the development of guidelines for supporting sustainable labour market participation.
The position is funded and available for a period of 3.5 years (opening January 2023 or upon agreement).
For further information please contact Dr. Martin Brinkhof, email: email@example.com, phone: 041 939 65 97.
Interested? We are looking forward to your full online application (in English, including a curriculum vitae and a cover letter with a personal statement regarding your suitability and motivation). Evaluation of applications will take place on an ongoing basis until successful recruitment of a candidate.