Department of Health Sciences and Medicine
The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Founded in 2000, it comprises the four faculties of Theology, Cultural and Social Sciences, Law, Economics and the Department of Health Sciences and Medicine and has around 3'000 students. The Department of Health Sciences and Medicine promotes research and teaching in the areas of health, functioning, rehabilitation and well-being of individuals and society as a whole. We are committed to the close linking of science and practice as well as a broad national and international orientation.
As of September 1, 2021 or by agreement, we are looking to fill a

PhD position (3 years) in the field of health economics, health services, disability and ageing


  • Undertake research activities that include data cleaning and data analysis, revision of literature, and publication of scientific papers
  • Support in other research projects developed at the institution
  • Support in teaching activities
  • Participate in internal seminars and at international academic conferences


  • Completed Master's degree with excellent grades
  • Knowledge and interest in Applied Economics, Public Health, and Disability topics
  • Ability to discuss/write/present scientific results in English
  • Highly motivated, reliable, efficient and able to work independently
  • Trained in Data management, Econometrics and/or Statistical Methods

We offer

  • A three-year contract to fulfil a PhD degree
  • An opportunity for active involvement in the project's research agenda
  • A stimulating working environment
  • An excellent working space at Swiss Paraplegic Research on Campus Nottwil and access to a wide range of academic activities (research seminars and workshops), as well as training in specific scientific skills and career development
  • A salary in accordance with the regulations of the University of Lucerne
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application consisting of a single PDF including:
  • A letter of motivation indicating your profile and interest in the topic (max 1 page)
  • Curriculum vitae indicating education, experience and publications if applicable (max 2 pages)
  • Copy of Certificates (Bachelor and Master)
  • Copy of language certificate

Questions regarding the position should be directed to Ass.-Prof. Dr. Diana Pacheco Barzallo (
Applications must be submitted in a single file (PDF format) by 30 June 2021 by clicking on the apply button below.