PhD position for research on doping and professional cycling at Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Lausanne

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This PhD studentship is funded by the Swiss National Research Fondation for 3 years, and is place within the research project “Team organization & riders’ vulnerability”.

Profile of the candidate

Master degree, or any similar degree, in sports sciences, sociology/social sciences, ethnology, anthropology or criminology.

Good knowledge in social sciences. Independence and keen interest in research in general. High motivation for starting a PhD thesis.

Being familiar with cycling is an advantage.

Proficient user in English. French and knowledge of any other language is an advantage. The candidate should accept to live in Switzerland (canton of Vaud) or close to it.

Task description

The candidate will participate in the ongoing research project “Team organization & riders’ vulnerability: Their impact on doping use in elite road cycling”.

The main research area is about doping in elite road cycling. The data collection and analysis are mainly qualitative (interviews with riders, sports directors, trainers, physicians) and relate to: the interplay between riders’ socialisation and teams’ organisation, the careers in elite cycling, the production of performance, the physical preparation, the use of pharmacological products (e.g. doping).

The Phd student will use the research data for his/her PhD.

Start: March 1, 2017. Duration: 36 months.

The research project is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The annual salary is about CHF 47,040 + a monthly indemnity of CHF 750.

Information and application

Application must be sent by post or by mail before January 31, 2017 to Fabien Ohl, Faculté des SSP – Institut des Sciences du Sport de l’Université de Lausanne Bâtiment Géopolis, 1015 Lausanne Suisse. Phone: +41 (0) 21 692 32 95. Email: fabien.ohl@unil.ch. Fabian Ohs is happy to answer any questions pertaining to this jab announcement.

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