Post-doc position in interdisciplinary life course research

The NCCR LIVES aims at better understanding the phenomenon of vulnerability as well as the means to overcome it by adopting longitudinal and comparative approaches. The scope of this research centre is to stimulate interdisciplinary and international scientific publications and exchanges, and particularly to support younger scholars.

The NCCR LIVES offers a Post-Doc position in the field of interdisciplinary life course research. The Post-Doc will be part of the research project entitled “Individual pathways of cognitive reserve accumulation - a fine-grained lifespan perspective” funded by the SNSF and directed by Dr. Andreas Ihle (see project summary in the complete job offer). This interdisciplinary project with its high methodological profile will be the perfect next step for advancing the Post-Doc’s career with respect to skills in sophisticated longitudinal analytical approaches and ambitious publication output. 

Job information

  • Expected start date in position: 1.02.2020
  • Contract length: 22 months
  • Activity rate: 80 % 
  • Workplace: University of Geneva, CIGEV
  • Deadline : November 30, 2019

In your activities, you will have :

  • To prepare and conduct advanced modeling techniques such as sequence analyses, latent transition analyses, multilevel growth curve models, and dynamic structural equation modeling approaches using large-scale longitudinal interdisciplinary datasets 

  • To write scientific articles as lead author for international peer-reviewed journals 

  • To present the results on international conferences 

Contact for further information

Dr. Andreas Ihle ( 

The application (motivation letter, detailed CV, full list of publications and pdf files of all publications as first author, copy of PhD certificate, and letter of recommendation from PhD supervisor / prior employers) should be addressed per email to Dr. Andreas Ihle.

Complete job offer