Researcher, Centre of Competence on Ageing

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 10 Jun 2024

13 May 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana (SUPSI)
Department

Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS)
Research Field

Sociology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country

Switzerland
Application Deadline

10 Jun 2024 - 23:59 (Africa/Abidjan)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

42
Offer Starting Date

1 Sep 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

The Centre of Competence on Ageing (CCA) in the Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS) at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI) in Manno, is recruiting a Researcher with a social science background. The researcher will collaborate on a new project entitled: Understanding the intersection of informal caregiving for older people and paid employment among later-career adults in Switzerland: a gendered, life course perspective. Work percentage: 80-100%. Expected start date: 1st September 2024 (or to be agreed).

The project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and aims to understand how life course experiences in the labour market shape informal care provision for older family members and its relationship with paid employment along later-career adults. Particular attention is given to how socioeconomic inequalities may shape this relationship, as well as to the experiences of informal carers in balancing their multiple roles. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACTIVITIES

  • Support the principal investigator in all aspects of project management and execution. 
  • Assume a leadership role in the preparation and analysis of secondary data (cross-sectional and longitudinal). 
  • Contribute to the production of scientific output related to the project (scientific publications, presentations at national and international conferences).
  • Develop and expand expertise in the field of research on ageing, formal and informal care, and the relationship between paid and unpaid work.
  • Liase and collaborate with colleagues in the partner academic institutions and local partners. 
  • Collaborate in the activities of the CCA and promote the climate of the centre.

Requirements
Research Field
Sociology » Other
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Specific Requirements
  • A Master’s degree in the social sciences or related discipline; a PhD is a preferential qualification.
  • Well developed skills in data management and manipulation, as well as experience in longitudinal quantitative analysis (e.g., multi-level analysis, optimal matching).
  • Ability to conduct literature reviews, to critically evaluate existing literature and to synthesise the current state of knowledge. 
  • Research experience and a strong interest in ageing and care. A background in research related to formal and informal care, and the relationship between paid and unpaid work would be advantageous.
  • Fluency in Italian and English; knowledge of French or German represents an added value. 
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written). A spirit of initiative and flexibility.

Languages
ITALIAN
Level
Excellent

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Languages
FRENCH
Level
Good

Languages
GERMAN
Level
Good

Research Field
Sociology

Additional Information
Benefits
  • A stimulating role within an inter-disciplinary team in an innovative and dynamic university environment
  • A network of local, national and international collaborations.
  • Fixed-term employment contract (3 years).
  • Salary as per SUPSI policy
  • Promotion of diversity and of equal opportunities in employment.

Website for additional job details

https://www.supsi.ch/en/bando1256

Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Department of Business Economics, Health and Social Care (DEASS)
Country
Switzerland
State/Province
Ticino
City
Manno
Postal Code
6928
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://www.supsi.ch/en/bando1256

Contact
City

Manno
Website

http://www.supsi.ch
Postal Code

6928

STATUS: EXPIRED

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