Scientific Collaborator (Postdoc level) in the Longitudinal Study on Children and Youth (COCON)

veröffentlicht am: 23.02.2018

Institut, Seminar, Klinik / Institute, Department, Clinic

Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development

Abteilungsbeschreibung / Description of UZH unit

At the Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, an international and interdisciplinary research center, the large-scale longitudinal study COCON ( has been designed to investigate children’s and adolescents’ life course and competence development. The study focuses on the longitudinal interplay of social opportunities and constraints, socialization contexts, and child and adolescent development. Data collections span more than a than a decade in children’s lives.

Aufgabenbereich / Responsibilities

- Collaboration in the longitudinal study COCON;
- Conducting advanced scientific analyses based on COCON data and preparing manuscripts for publication in international peer-reviewed journals;
- Collaboration in preparing symposia or workshops at international conferences.

Beschäftigungsgrad / Workload in %

70 % - 80 %

Anforderungen / Qualifications

- PhD in the social sciences, preferably in sociology or psychology achieved with high honors;
- Interest in and knowledge of sociological / psychological research on the early life course, social-ization contexts, child and adolescent development;
- Excellent knowledge of methods and statistics for the quantitative analysis of longitudinal data with proven experience in growth curve modeling techniques, growth mixture modeling, SEM, etc;
- Skillful handling of statistical programs (e.g., STATA, Mplus);
- A liking for working in a smaller, dynamic, scientific team.

Sprachkenntnisse / Language requirements

Excellent knowledge of English and proficiency in German

Computerkenntnisse / Computer skills

see qualifications

Wir bieten / We offer

- Opportunity to do research with an excellent and unique database
- Latitude to develop research questions and opportunities to conduct own research
- Motivated and cooperative team
- Position is limited to 12 months (with a possibility of an extension to 16 months)

Stellenantritt / This position opens on

As soon as possible or by arrangement

Auskunft erteilt / More information

Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann


Bewerbungen / Application

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Prof. Dr. Marlis Buchmann
Universität Zürich
Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
Andreasstrasse 15
8050 Zürich