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Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student (m/f/d)

The University for Continuing Education Krems specializes in part-time academic continuing education. As a public university for continuing education, it works with its expertise in teaching and research to overcome societal challenges and tailors its study programs to address them. With 8,000 students coming from 90 countries, the University for Continuing Education Krems combines its many years of experience in university-based continuing education with innovation to provide outstanding quality in research and teaching at an international level. Situated 60 km from Vienna in the alluring World Heritage region Wachau, Campus Krems is a highly attractive location.

The Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Evaluation hosts Cochrane Austria and is recognized as a WHO Collaborating Center for Evidence-based Medicine, and as a Center for Evidence Reviews of the American College of Physicians.

The following position is available to strengthen our team of the Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Evaluation at the Faculty of Health and Medicine:

Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student (m/f/d)

30 hrs./week
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Offer description

The advertised position is part of an ongoing collaboration with the American College of Physicians to assess the comparative effectiveness and harms of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic interventions to support the development of clinical practice guidelines. The PhD student will be tasked with conducting methods research to advance the methodological approaches used in comparative effectiveness reviews.

Your tasks

  • Advance Comparative Effectiveness Review Methods: Independently conduct scientific research aimed at advancing the methodologies used in comparative effectiveness reviews for the American College of Physicians.
  • Co-Investigator Collaboration: Actively collaborate in comparative effectiveness reviews, contributing as a co-investigator.
  • Educational Contributions: Teach courses in clinical epidemiology and evidence-based medicine to undergraduate students, supervise bachelor theses.
  • Research Dissemination: Publish research findings in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals.
  • Conference Participation: Engage actively in both national and international conferences, presenting research findings and networking with peers in the scientific community.
  • International Research Collaborations: Participate in global research collaborations, such as those with Cochrane, while pursuing and completing a PhD in Applied Evidence Synthesis in Health Research within a three-year timeframe.
  • PhD Dissertation: Complete and submit a cumulative PhD dissertation in Applied Evidence Synthesis in Health Research within a three-year timeframe.

Your profile

We require evidence of the following qualifications for the application:

  • Completion of a diploma or master's degree in a field related to health sciences
  • Basic knowledge in public health, epidemiology, and statistics, demonstrated by successful completion of relevant course work
  • Basic understanding of the concepts of evidence-based medicine
  • Proficiency in scientific writing, demonstrated by scientific publications or a master thesis
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, at least at a B2 level

In addition, the following criteria are desirable:

  • Experience in qualitative and/ or quantitative evidence synthesis
  • Academic achievements, such as publications, presentations, or awards
  • Flexibility, resilience, and ability to collaborate effectively within a team
  • Command of the German language (min. B2) is a plus

Your perspective

  • Part-time position (30 hours/week), initially limited until September 30th, 2027, with a minimum salary of EUR 3,578.80 gross per month on a full-time basis, classification as a scientific project staff member according to § 49 VwGr. B1, Kollektivvertrag für Universitäten (collective agreement of universities)
  • Innovative and modern working environment at the Campus Krems
  • Possibility of home office and mobile working (max. 42% of working hours)
  • Very good opportunities for further education within the framework of our own study programs, extensive offer of workplace health promotion as well as the University Sports Institute (USI)

Persons with disabilities who meet the required profile criteria are expressly invited to apply for this position.

The University of Continuing Education Krems sees high innovation potential in the diversity of its employees and is committed to diversity as a guiding principle.

Your application should include:

  • Letter of motivation (max. two pages)
  •  Curriculum Vitae
  •  Certificates of degrees and transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation (with at least one from a person who has supervised you during a scientific project)
  • A short research exposé (max. two pages) addressing the methodological research problem Please find the instructions here

We look forward to receiving your online application by 1 May 2024 via our online tool: via click on "Bewerben"!Vacancies - University for Continuing Education Krems (donau-uni.ac.at)

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Early Stage Researcher - PhD Student (m/f/d)

Krems an der Donau
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Veröffentlicht am 11.04.2024

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