Implementation Science in Health Care
PhD Student Position in Implementation Science
The newly founded Institute for Implementation Science in Health Care IfIS is
based at the Medical Faculty. Implementation Science is an applied research
field dedicated to optimizing the integration of evidence-based practices and
research findings into routine practice to improve the quality and
effectiveness of health care. The field of implementation science draws upon
participatory and complexity-science principles by actively engaging multiple
stakeholders with their distinct knowledge and experience in order to identify
and understand multilevel contextual influences on implementation processes.
The research group of Professor Lauren Clack Implementation Science in
Health Care offers a PhD position in an SNF-funded hybrid effectiveness-
implementation trial to implement antibiotic stewardship in Swiss primary care
Manage diverse project activities and take responsibility for
implementation science tasks in this hybrid effectiveness-implementation
Coordinate project stakeholders particularly in French-speaking
Collect and analyse qualitative (e.g. observations, semi-structured
interviews) and quantitative (e.g. questionnaire) data in the above-
Conduct literature reviews and synthesize scientific content.
Disseminate research results through presentations at conferences and
publications in peer reviewed journals.
Supervise and support undergraduate students.
Complete scientific qualifications for a PhD.
Participate in the UZH PhD program Clinical Science.
Master degree in implementation science, health services research, public
health, psychology, sociology, health economics, behavioural science, or
related fields. MD-PhD candidates will be considered.
Strong interest in keeping up with emerging trends and best practices in
Strong planning and organisational skills, excellent oral and written
communication and effective interprofessional skills.
Fluent in French and English. German is an advantage.
Self-motivated and comfortable taking initiative.
Sound knowledge of empirical methods and advanced statistics.
Excellent computer application knowledge (MS Office, SPSS, R).
What we offer
The opportunity to shape the growing “Implementation Science in Health
Care” research group activities.
The possibility to make a real and tangible impact in healthcare research.
A stimulating research environment and a place to grow academically and
Opportunities to gain teaching and mentoring experience and strong support
for your career development.
An attractive work environment both within the research group and beyond:
The University of Zurich is one of Switzerland's leading universities in
the middle of a vibrant, cosmopolitan city.
The PhD program in Clinical Science offers an interesting curriculum
providing skills in Epidemiology and Biostatistics. A variety of
additional courses e.g. on academic writing or presentation skills are
Place of work
Universitätstrasse 84, 8006 Zurich / Homeoffice
Start of employment
1 January 2023 or by agreement.
Application deadline for the Clinical Science PhD program is 1 July 2023.
Please submit your electronic application including a cover letter, curriculum
vitae, publication record and certificates by 1 December 2022. In your cover
letter, describe your motivation for completing a PhD in Implementation
Science and any previous experience you have relevant to the field of