PhD student position in Epalinges (f/m/d)

Short description

We invite applications for a PhD student position for the project “Does workplace telepressure get under the skin? An ambulatory assessment study of well-being and health-related physiological, experiential and behavioral concomitants of workplace telepressure”.

This SNSF-funded project aims to investigate the relationships between workplace telepressure, connection to work, and health-related biological, experiential and behavioral measures. This aim will be achieved by conducting an ambulatory assessment study with a convenience sample of about 140 employees who represent a wide range of occupations and organizations and use daily information and communication technology to communicate for work-related purposes.


Job Information:

  • Start date: September 2021
  • Contract length: 4 years
  • Activity rate: 100% (i.e., 41.5h/week); job sharing is not possible.
  • Workplace : Biopôle 1, Route de la Corniche 2, 1066 Epalinges, Switzerland
  • Starting gross salary : 47'040 Swiss francs

Your responsabilities:

The successful applicant will

  • plan, prepare and conduct an ambulatory assessment study consisting in the assessment of experiential, behavioral and biological measures in 140 employees;
  • manage, analyze and interpret the collected data;
  • write high-quality research publications;
  • present the project findings at meetings and conferences;
  • assist the principal investigator, Dr. Gomez, in other research and teaching activities.

Your qualifications:

  • Master degree in psychology (e.g., biological/clinical/health/occupational psychology) or life sciences
  • Very good level of both French and English (level C1/C2/mother tongue)
  • Very good organizational and communication skills
  • Very good analytical skills
  • Strong interest in empirical research and career plans in a scientific context
  • Reliability and personal integrity

What we offer:

  • Supervision and mentoring by an experienced team (principal investigator and thesis director P. Gomez, Unisanté, University of Lausanne; U.M. Nater, Clinical Psychology, University of Vienna; P. Vlerick & R. Cambier, Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, Ghent University; R. Heinzer & J. Haba-Rubio, Center for Investigation and Research in Sleep, University of Lausanne)
  • Integration in a dynamic and multidisciplinary work environment
  • Doctorate study program of the doctoral school of the University of Lausanne (courses, conferences, seminars, etc.)

For questions, please send an e-mail to

To apply, send a motivation letter, your CV, copies of your diplomas/work certificates/transcripts (i.e., list of courses and grades at university level), and the names and contact information of two referees by e-mail (pdf file format preferred) to The review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is found.


Centre universitaire de médecine générale
et santé publique · Lausanne

Post date:

Epalinges, Switzerland

Patrick Gomez

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Post vacancy, English PDF

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