PhD position in early child development

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Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich.
PhD position in early child development
60 % for 3 years

Description of UZH unit
The Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Professorship for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the Newborn is based at the Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich and collaborates with the Child Development Centre of the University Children Hospital of Zurich.

Responsibilities
  • recruiting of families for a longitudinal birth cohort study
  • panel maintenance
  • neuropsychological testing of young children and assessment of family interactions
  • analysing longitudinal data
  • train and supervise junior group members (bachelor and master students).


Qualifications
A masters degree in psychology/neuropsychology or a related field (e.g. education, medicine, life science).
Basic requirements
  • interest in working with pregnant women and families with infants
  • interest in research on early child development; previous experience of advantage
  • profound statistical knowledge in modelling longitudinal data (e.g., growth curve analysis) or the willingness to acquire the necessary skills; experience in R or Mplus of advantage
  • interpersonal and networking skills and enthusiasm for interdisciplinary work.

Language requirements
  • proficient oral communication skills in Swiss-German;
  • proficient written and oral communication skills in German;
  • good written and oral communication skills in English.


We offer
  • Access to state-of-the-art infrastructure and an interactive scientific atmosphere;
  • Opportunities for professional development (e.g., PhD, participation on conferences, workshops)
  • flexible working hours


Place of work
The Larsson-Rosenquist Foundation Center for Neurodevelopment, Growth and Nutrition of the Newborn is based at the Department of Neonatology of the University and University Hospital Zurich.

Commencement of job
01.04.2021 (negotiable)
Please send your application as one single PDF file. Include in your application a cover letter with statement of motivation, transcripts of BSc and MSc grades, CV (max 2 pages), and 1 letter of support or the name and contact details of one referee.
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