The University of Lausanne is a higher teaching and research institution composed of seven faculties where approximately 14,300 students and nearly 3,900 collaborators, professors, and researchers work and study. Ideally situated along the lake of Geneva, near Lausanne's city center, its campus brings together over 120 nationalities.
The Institute of social sciences (ISS) invites applications for a position of:
Graduate assistant in Social Inequality and Social Policy
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: Lausanne Mouline, Géopolis
Annual gross salary: CHF 65’000.- (first year)
- 50% of working time will be spent on the preparation of a doctoral thesis,
- 30% of working time will be spent assisting with teaching on topics of social policy and poverty under supervision of a senior academic,
- 20% of working time will be spent on joint research tasks (contribution to joint research projects, technical or administrative tasks that pertain the department’s teaching or research activities).
See full job description (in French)
- 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),
- Knowledge of English and French required.
What the position offers you
A job in a dynamic research centre, closely linked to the National Centre of Competence in Research LIVES (https://www.lives-nccr.ch/) and the Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences (FORS) (http://forscenter.ch/). The LIVES research centre provides a structured environment for research training with training, workshops, seminars and informal exchange opportunities.
Continued support and exchange during the candidate’s writing of his or her PhD thesis, with the possibility to attend PhD courses, participate in international seminars and achieve a quality thesis during the five years of employment.
Contact for further information
Leen Vandecasteele – Associate Professor
- CV, listing the names of two referees
- Grades obtained in Bachelor and Master’s program
- A short outline of the topic of interest for a doctoral research project (one page maximum)
- A piece of academic writing as example (chapter of MA dissertation, seminar paper etc.)
Only applications through this website will be taken into account.
Please send your application in Word or PDF.
Application deadline : May 27th, 2018
UNIL is committed to promoting gender equality and strongly encourages applications from female candidates.