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1 SNF PhD position in Sociology - University of Fribourg (Switzerland)

WorkplaceFribourg, Boulevard de Pérolles 90 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland
Duration4 years maximum
Occupation rate
Job StartIdeally September 1, 2019 (exact date to be determined with the candidate)


The doctoral candidate who takes on this position will carry out his or her dissertation in the framework of the project Requesting in hospital nurses’ unscheduled interprofessional interactions funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.
The doctoral candidate will conduct hospital fieldwork and collect, transcribe and analyze audio and video recordings of social interactions. He or she will also prepare presentations and publications based on the research results and contribute to the organization of the team’s administrative tasks and scientific activities.


• Master’s degree in social sciences, sociology, language and communication sciences or equivalent.

  • Formal training or professional experience in the clinical sector would be an asset.
  • Strong interest in the area of language and social interaction research, in particular conversation analysis, multimodal analysis and interactional linguistics.
  • Fluency in French and English (oral and written); command of German would be an additional asset.
  • Ability to use IT and audiovisual tools.
  • Strong sense of detail and responsibility, good organizational skills, commitment to teamwork.

We offer

Beginning date
Ideally September 1, 2019 (exact date to be determined with the candidate). This is a full-time position for a maximum period of four years.

According to the Swiss National Science Foundation’s scale for doctoral students.

Contact and Address

Interested individuals are invited to submit an application dossier including a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with full contact information, academic papers and/or Master’s thesis, copies of diplomas, academic transcripts and a list of references, in a single pdf file to Prof. Esther González Martínez (esther.gonzalezmartinezunifr.ch).

The application review period will begin July 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information, please visit http://fns.unifr.ch/grips/ or contact esther.gonzalezmartinezunifr.ch.



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