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PhD Position in Healthcare Innovation Management at University of Lucerne in Switzerland, 2013

The Swiss Paraplegic Foundation offers one PhD position in  healthcare innovation management. Applicants must have master’s degree for example in Economics, Social Sciences, Business Information Technology and excellent proficiency in English and German to be eligible for this position. The position is for 3 years offered at the Graduate School of Lucerne, University of Lucerne in Switzerland. For applying this position, a full written application should be submitted till  14.06.2013.

Study Subject(s): This position is offered in healthcare innovation management.
Course Level: This position is open for pursuing PhD program at the Graduate School of Lucerne, University of Lucerne in Switzerland.
Scholarship Provider: Swiss Paraplegic Foundation
The award can be taken at: Switzerland

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Eligibility:
-Master’s degree for example in Economics, Social Sciences, Business Information Technology
-Experience in working with internet based communication and/or social media projects is an asset
-High affinity for current developments in online communication
-Interest in innovative developments within the health care or non-profit sector
-Excellent proficiency in English and German
-Independent working method as well as ability to work in a team.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: The students of Switzerland can apply for this position.

Description: Swiss Paraplegic FoundationSwiss Paraplegic Research (SPF) is an affiliate of the Swiss Paraplegic Foundation. The mission of SPF sustainably improves 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 human functioning, social integration, quality of life, health service provision as well as health communication. The successful applicant will work in a multidisciplinary environment in a research project focused on the use of online health communication for institutional innovation in the field of spinal cord injury. The work comprises the building and management of an online community to inspire innovation in the field of spinal cord injury, the creation of processes for the transfer of innovation at the institutional level as well as indicators for the measurement of innovation, the design and conduct of an empirical study to explore the nature and impact of the knowledge transfer from the online community in the first two years of its life. Enrollment as PhD candidate is foreseen at the Graduate School of Lucerne, University of Lucerne, Switzerland. In addition, the PhD candidate will be jointly supervised by the Institute for Public Services at University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Typical tasks include:
Responsibile for the building of an online community for innovation
Responsibility for innovation enhancement and management of the community
Identification and development of a procedure and criteria for innovation generation and evaluation
Qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the functioning and impact of the online community in relation to the innovation process
Writing of scientific papers.

Number of award(s): One position is offered.

Duration of award(s): The position is for 3 years.

What does it cover?
Supportive mentoring to advance research skills
A job on the forefront of health communication research for people with spinal cord injury in a vivid work environment
A full-time PhD position in a stimulating and productive working atmosphere
Encouragement and support in the publication of scientific papers
Opportunities to participate in international conferences.

How to Apply: A full written application should be submitted via email.

application Deadline: Closure date for the application is 14.06.2013.

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