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Group Leader position for "Health Services and Clinical Care Research" 80-100%

WorkplaceNottwil, Central Switzerland, Switzerland
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Swiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) is an affiliate of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation. The mission of SPF is sustainably improving the situation of people with spinal cord injury (SCI) through clinical and interdisciplinary research on a national and international level. Specific areas of its comprehensive research include functioning, movement and mobility, social integration, equality of opportunity, self-determination, quality of life, health services provision as well as morbidity and mortality. SPF is an extra-university research institution recognized and promoted by the Swiss federal government and the cantons and an active link to academic and industrial research and development at the national and international levels.

We are looking for a Group Leader position for

"Health Services and Clinical Care Research" 80-100%

The Group Leader will further develop and establish the research agenda in "Health Services and Clinical Care Research. Questions will also deal with clinical quality management and chronic care management using as well the research platform of the Swiss SCI Cohort Study (?url=https%3A%2F%2Fswisci.ch%2Fen%2F&module=jobs&id=235174" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">?url=https%3A%2F%2Fswisci.ch%2Fen%2F&module=jobs&id=235174" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">https://swisci.ch/en/) and related research programs. A close collaboration with the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at the University of Lucerne will support the development of the research program.


  • Further development of a research agenda in health services research
  • Development and conduction of research projects
  • Carrying out data analyses
  • Development of scientific proposals, grants and reports for funding bodies
  • Presentation of research findings at national and international conferences
  • Writing and submission of publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Provision of advice and guidance in quantitative methods
  • Supervision of Master and PhD students


  • University studies and PhD in, i.e., epidemiology, statistics or health sciences
  • Excellent knowledge in biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and outcomes research
  • Experience in planning and conducting research projects
  • Good knowledge of the Swiss health care system
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with stakeholders as well as national and international partners
  • Self-managed way of working as well as ability to work within and collaborate with different teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and German
  • Experience in managing a research team

We offer

  • A stimulating and productive working atmosphere and research environment
  • Collaboration with interdisciplinary and multiprofessional research groups
  • Involvement in national and international research networks
  • Possibility for teaching and academic advancement
  • Training and further education opportunities

The position is for 5 years with the possibility of extension.

Contact and Address

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. med. Gerold Stucki, Director SPF, gerold.stuckiparaplegie.ch or Mirjam Brach, Managing Director SPF, mirjam.brachparaplegie.ch.

Interested? We are looking forward to your full online application in English (including your curriculum vitae, diplomas and a cover letter with a personal statement regarding your suitability and motivation. Evaluation of applications will take place on an ongoing basis until successful recruitment of a candidate.

Lea Blunschi, HR-Verantwortliche, looks forward to receiving your online application.

Schweizer Paraplegiker-Forschung AG Human Resources Guido A. Zch Str. 4
6207 Nottwil
P 041 939 53 72


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