Deutsche Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
Veröffentlicht am: 17.11.2021

PhD Student in Political Sciences

Institute of Political Studies (IEP), Université de Lausanne, Lausanne

Bewerbungsfrist: 15.12.2021

Beginn: 01.03.2022

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UNIL is a leading international teaching and research institution, with over 5,000 employees and 17,000 students split between its Dorigny campus, CHUV and Epalinges. As an employer, UNIL encourages excellence, individual recognition and responsibility.


The Institute of Political Studies (IEP) invites applications for a doctoral student position in the Laboratory for the Analysis of Governance and Public Action in Europe (LAGAPE) In the framework of an SNF (Swiss National Science Foundation) project on the political role of electronic data protection authorities, entitled "Empowered but Challenged?".

Job information

Starting date: 01.03.2022 (or to be agreed)

Duration of the contract: 1 year, renewable, maximum 4 years.

Rate: 100%.

Workplace: Lausanne-Dorigny, Géopolis

Your responsibilities

  • The PhD Student will be in charge of writing a doctoral thesis as part of this research project.
  • He or she will also be responsible for participating in the collection, coding and analysis of data. On this basis, he or she will write individual and collective publications and participate in conferences in Switzerland and abroad.
  • In addition, he/she will co-participate in the organisation of scientific events (conferences, workshops, etc.) and in the activities of the research unit.

Job Descrption (in french) : see the specifications

Your qualifications

  • Master's degree in political science, public administration, or equivalent.
  • Excellent command of English and German, ability to work in a French-speaking environment.
  • Interest in public policy and/or regulatory policy, especially from a comparative perspective.
  • Qualitative methods skills (e.g. interviewing).
  • Proven research and writing skills.
  • Good teamwork skills, collaborative spirit, adaptability and communicative personality.

What the position offers you

  • Institutional affiliation to the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of UNIL.
  • Favourable conditions for the development of a scientific career.
  • A pleasant working environment in a multicultural and diversified academic environment.
  • Possibility to participate in conferences and to apply for complementary measures of the SNSF under certain conditions (Flexibility Grant, mobility, equality grant).
  • Continuing education opportunities, a multitude of activities and other advantages to discover.
  • More information at

Contact for further information

Mr Martino Maggetti

Associate Professor IEP

Your application

Application deadline: 15.12.2021

Interviews will take place between early and mid-January 2021.

We kindly ask you to send us your complete application in Word or PDF format.

The application file must contain the following elements: (1) a letter of motivation ; (2) a detailed CV with a list of publications if applicable ; (3) a copy of university degrees, with a copy of official transcripts ; (4) a copy of a research paper written by you (preferably a master's thesis, bachelor's thesis or seminar paper) ; (5) the addresses of two referees.

Only applications sent through this website will be considered. Thank you for your understanding.

Additional information

UNIL is committed to equal opportunities and diversity.

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