The Institute of Communication and Health at the University of Lugano (Università della Svizzera italiana), Switzerland invites applications for a Post-doctoral Fellow position in the Faculty of Communication Sciences. Funding is provided through research grants from the Swiss National Science Foundation focused on addressing problems arising from limited health literacy and patient empowerment focusing particularly on misuse of prescription medications (P.I.: Dr. K. Nakamoto) and vaccination refusal (P.I.: Dr. P. Schulz). The Fellowship is available for three years and salary is competitive and dependent on experience and qualifications.
We are particularly interested in applicants with backgrounds in communications, psychology, and related disciplines. Application review will begin April 15th, 2013 and continue until the positions are filled. The new Fellow will be joining an active research group including three core faculty members, four post-doctoral fellows, and eight current Ph.D. students. The Institute of Communication and Health has a growing international reputation for its research on health communications and has active collaborations with several universities in Switzerland, the European Union, and the United States.
Interested applicants should send a letter of interest describing research and career interests, curriculum vitae, undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and at least two academic letters of recommendation to:
Ms. Teresa Cafaro
Institute of Communication and Health
Università della Svizzera italiana
Via Giuseppe Buffi 13