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PhD Position in The Learning Sciences and Medical Education

ETH Zurich, Switzerland is inviting applicants to apply for a PhD position. There is no application deadline for this position.

ETH Zurich is one of the world's leading universities specialising in science and technology. It is renowned for its excellent education, its cutting-edge fundamental research and its efforts to put new knowledge and innovations directly into practice. The Institute for Learning Sciences and Higher Education chaired by Prof. Manu Kapur is inviting applications for a doctoral position at the intersection of learning sciences and medical education Doctoral position in the Learning Sciences and Medical Education (100%)

The project is part of a larger goal to apply modern teaching and learning methods to design, implement and test innovative learning interventions in the new Bachelor’s programme in Human Medicine at ETH Zurich. A major problem in medical education is that even though students learn a substantial amount of content knowledge, they are often unable to retain or transfer it in clinical settings. A major cause of this problem is the design of typical medical instruction itself, which relies heavily on a memorization- and rule-based knowledge acquisition approach. The intention of the project is to bring together advances in the sciences of learning to solve this problem. The project leverages an interdisciplinary collaboration between learning scientists, medical lecturers and practitioners.

We are looking for a candidate with: a) a background in the psychological or learning sciences with an interest in medical education; b) an interest in working in an interdisciplinary team and carrying out intervention studies; and c) a fluent command of German and English.


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