2-year position as Postdoctoral fellow Nursing Science

University of Basel

More jobs at University of Basel



Position type:

Full time

05 Jan 2017
04 Feb 2017

Full details:

Reference number: UOB-af08

The Institute of Nursing Science (INS) at the University of Basel invites applications for a position of post-doctoral fellow to join the Patient Safety and Quality of Care Research Group. The position allows building up a research profile focusing on health services research and implementation research in long-term care, including nursing homes, extramural care and transitional issues. As a part of the position, the postdoctoral fellow assumes responsibilities in the project INTERCARE, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation in connection with the National Research Program 74 "Smarter Health Care". INTERCARE's overall goal is to develop and evaluate a Swiss nurse-led inter-professional care model to improve care coordination and quality of care in Swiss nursing homes, focusing particularly on the reduction of avoidable hospitalizations.

Your tasks

The successful candidate is expected to:

  • Assume responsibilities in the planning and execution of the INTERCARE study and further studies in long-term care
  • Supervise PhD and Master's students
  • Write and submit grant applications
  • Actively disseminate research findings (e.g. publishing, conferences)
  • Participate in teaching activities of the Master in Nursing Science curriculum


Your profile

  • PhD degree in Nursing Science, Public Health, Medicine, Health Economics or another field of health sciences with outstanding grades/scholarship
  • Experience in long-term care research
  • Sound knowledge of basic office (e.g. Word, PowerPoint)
  • Sound methodological and statistical skills and knowledge of statistical analysis software such as R or STATA and the willingness to strengthen these skills and knowledge
  • Proficiency of either German or French (at least level C1 according to CEFR) - oral and written skills in other language desirable
  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines and to work under pressure


Our offer

The successful candidate will:

  • benefit from first-hand experience in health services and implementation research using a variety of research methodologies, working closely with a variety of long-term care institutions
  • Be embedded in the Patient Safety and Quality of Care Research Group of the INS
  • Benefit from the well-established INS research infrastructure
  • have the opportunity to experience a stimulating international working environment which has collaborative relationships with leading international nursing researchers and centers of research in long-term care
  • Work in the heart of Basel
  • Receive compensation in accordance with the Swiss National Science Foundation criteria for post-doctoral fellows

Remember to mention Global Academy Jobs when you apply