The Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) is a world-leading institute in global health with a particular focus on low- and middle-income countries.
Associated with the University of Basel, Swiss TPH combines research, services, and education and training at the local, national and international level.
About 850 people from more than 80 nations work at Swiss TPH focusing on infectious and non-communicable diseases, environment, society and health as well as health systems and interventions.
PhD student in Early Child Development (100%)
We are looking for a PhD student to support our project aiming at improving early childhood development through an interactive mobile-phone based intervention.
This project will be jointly implemented within the framework of the Swiss Peruvian Health Research Platform in the San Marcos Province, Peru, an initiative of the Swiss TPH in Basel and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru.
This project will be implemented in collaboration with national and international partners including Afinidata, a US-based NGO focusing on developing intelligent solutions to support early childhood development globally, the Harvard Graduate School of Education and the ETH Zurich.
The PhD student will work with local Peruvian and international partners on a multi-year study testing a new Afinidata platform to support early childhood development in Peru.
The PhD student will be primarily based in the field in San Marcos, Peru and in Lima with course work in Switzerland. Meetings with the project teams in Switzerland and the US will be on a regular basis.
The responsibilities of this position include
Experience and skill requirements
To best fit our team we expect the following qualifications :
Keen willingness to acquire the necessary skills
Please submit your application online via the link provided below.
We look forward to receiving your online application with :
Please note that we can only accept applications via our online recruiting tool :
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Only complete applications will be considered. Applications via e-mail or external recruiter will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is May 31st, 2021.
Start of employment : June 2021 (with some flexibility)
Location : Cajamarca, Peru and Basel, Switzerland
Duration : three years
Percentage : 100%
Travel required : yes, to Switzerland / Peru
For further enquiries contact Prof. Dr. Daniel Mäusezahl (daniel.maeusezahl swisstph.ch).
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