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.
We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents: A letter of motivation, CV, and copies of certificates. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

The duration of the employment is 3 years, the employment can take place as soon as possible or after agreement. For further information about the Learning Sciences and Higher Education group, please visit our website: www.lse.ethz.ch. Questions regarding the position should be directed to Dr. Esther Ziegler by email esther.ziegler@gess.ethz.ch (no applications).