Research Associate in quantitative methods (13684) University of Lausanne

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 at the University of Lausanne and the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research on life course and vulnerability (LIVES) is looking for a Research Associate to work on the first stage of a European (NORFACE) project entitled Dynamics of Accumulated Inequalities for Seniors in Employment - DAISIE, led by Professor Nicky Le Feuvre, as part of the research program on Dynamics of Inequality Across the Life-course (DIAL).

Job information
Starting date: May 1st 2018
Full-time position (100%) for 9 months or part-time position (80%) for
12 months
Place of work: University of Lausanne, Géopolis Annual gross salary: between CHF 80’278.- and 116’403.- Your responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of Prof. Boris Wernli (FORS) and Dr.
Jacques-Antoine Gauthier (LINES – ISS – UNIL), the selected candidate will carry out the following tasks:

Compile a literature review on the employment patterns and working conditions of "seniors" (55+) in a series of European countries (CH, CZ, IRL, UK, S), including an analysis of informal care-giving practices in this age group; Conduct statistical analyses (in particular sequence analysis) on the SHARELIFE database of the Survey of Health, Ageing and Retirement in Europe (SHARE) (; Conduct statistical analysis on the EUROFOUND European Working Conditions Survey (ESWC) database
to determine the working conditions of older workers in the same selection of European countries; Prepare a technical report (preferably in English, possibly in French) containing a detailed compilation of the results of the previous steps of the project; Collaborate with the other members of the DAISIE research consortium; Contribute to the preparation of conference papers or academic publications.
Your qualifications

Candidates must ideally hold a Master or PhD degree in social sciences, demography, statistics or a related discipline (an equivalent qualification, combined with significant experience in quantitative social science research may be considered).
They must have excellent skills in quantitative methods in the social sciences (preferably including prior experience with sequence analysis).
They must have experience of working with large data sets. Mastery of a statistical language such as R (preferably), Stata, SAS or SPSS is obligatory.
Candidates must be fluent in English. A good working knowledge of French would be an asset.

An ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multilingual social science academic environment is appreciated.

What the position offers you
We offer a nice working place in a multicultural, diversified and dynamic academic environment, opportunities for professional training.

Possibilities of continuous training, a lot of activities and other benefits to discover.

Contact for further information

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Your application
Deadline : Applications must reach us no later than March 30th 2018

Only applications (PDF or Word) through this website will be taken into account

Interviews will be conducted with short-listed candidates in Lausanne or by Skype in mid-April 2018.

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