PhD Opportunity in Biomedical Ethics and/or Social Psychology
Project: The Institute for Biomedical Ethics (IBMB) at the University of Basel (https://ibmb.unibas.ch/en/), is dedicated to research and teaching of biomedical ethics at the Medical and Science Faculties. In collaboration with the Center for Social Psychology (https://psychologie.unibas.ch/en/faculty/centers/social-psychology/) we are currently looking for dynamic and independent graduate students (Master's degree) or physicians who are interested in carrying out their PhD work in biomedical ethics or psychology. The PhD position is part of an exciting research project on loneliness and social exclusion funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project collects qualitative interview data as well as quantitative panel data to investigate ethical and psychological aspects of loneliness alleviation and prevention (during and beyond the Covid-19-pandemic). The project also offers the opportunity to develop and pursue own research questions that expand the state of knowledge on loneliness and social exclusion.
Starting date/length of PhD program: At the earliest 1.2.2023; not later than 1.8.2023; duration: 3 years
We offer you
Environment: The University of Basel is the oldest Swiss university with a long tradition in ethics and the humanities and is committed to diversity, equal opportunities and family-friendliness. It has a long-standing reputation in outstanding research and teaching. Its doctoral candidates come from many international countries providing a vibrant and rich community. More information about the University is available at the following website: https://www.unibas.ch/en/University/About-University.html. The city of Basel is a global centre for biomedical research with major academic institutions and research departments of leading life science companies. Basel is a multicultural city and ranks among the best in terms of quality of life.
Application / Contact
must be in English, in a single PDF file (file name: last name, first name): (1) motivation letter (max. 1 page, font 11); (2) detailed CV, including an overview of study results (grades), title of your master thesis, contact information of (at least) two (academic) referees; (3) PDF of the master thesis; sent to Dr DeClerq (email@example.com) and Prof. B. Elger (firstname.lastname@example.org) with email subject “PhD Loneliness” by January 15th 2023.