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Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Health Interventions at Uni of Gallen, Switzerland 2022


Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Health Interventions is available for doctoral degree candidates in behavioral science at School of Medicine (m/w/d), University of Gallen, Switzerland 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Subject to Norms
Salary: According to standard norms

School of Medicine

University of St.Gallen (HSG), Switzerland


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Qualification Details

  • A PhD in behavioural science or related fields
  • Expertise in digital/mobile health interventions
  • Experience with public health interventions, clinical trials, and computer science
  • Familiarity with ethical, legal, and health-political challenges of medical research
  • Positive experiences with interdisciplinary collaborations
  • Strong interest in applied science
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Experience in using conversational agents and voice assistants
  • Experience conducting innovative trial designs (e.g., micro-randomized trials)
  • Experience with control systems theory and just-in-time adaptive interventions
  • Understanding of the digital health start-up space and MedTech companies

The ongoing digitisation of our everyday life offers unique opportunities for inno

Responsibilities/Job Description

You will lead and represent the CSS Health Lab as Scientific Director and co-supervise several PhD students in close collaboration with Professors Elgar Fleisch (ETH Zurich and HSG, Information Management), Florian von Wangenheim (ETH; Technology Marketing), and Tobias Kowatsch (UZH, HSG & ETH; Digital Health Interventions). CSS is one of the largest Swiss health insurance companies, and the CSS Health Lab forms an integral part of the CDHI. You will plan and conduct a series of digital health intervention studies, applying different methodologies (e.g., quantitative and qualitative). MobileCoach (www.mobile-coach.eu), among other technologies, will be used to deliver the interventions.In a highly interdisciplinary team at the intersection of behavioural medicine, clinical psychology, computer science, software engineering, and business innovation, you will contribute to the development of data-driven, high precision, and actionable digital interventions for healthy longevity in vulnerable individuals. It is important that your research studies consider key findings from implementation science so that the resulting interventions can be adopted by the Swiss healthcare system and other relevant stakeholders within and beyond the borders of Switzerland (e.g., Health Promotion Switzerland, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health, patients, family doctors, hospitals, health insurers, universities, digital health start-ups).You will also engage in promotional activities to increase community awareness of your interventions through conferences, workshops, keynotes, seminars, and social media engagement, while also working on grant proposals, study protocols and publications for high-quality, peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Lancet Digital Health, npj Digital Medicine, Annals of Behavioral Medicine, PNAS). You will also support the teaching activities of the chair.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
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Application Procedure

Basic documents required for the application

About the Department/Section/Group

The ongoing digitisation of our everyday life offers unique opportunities for innovation in healthcare. The Chair of Digital Health Interventions is an integral part of the Centre for Digital Health Interventions, a joint initiative of the Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Zurich (UZH), both the School of Medicine and the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (HSG), and the Department of Management, Technology, and Economics at ETH Zurich (ETH). CDHI strives to design, implement, and evaluate consumer- and healthcare provider-centric applications for the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) using ubiquitous computing technology.

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For further information about our research and projects, please visit www.c4dhi.org and www.mobile-coach.eu.

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