PhD Student Position in Digital and Mobile Health

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 Center for Digital Health Interventions ( is a joint initiative of the Department of Management, Technology and Economics at ETH Zurich and the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. Our interdisciplinary team of computer and social scientists partners with medical experts to design behavioral, scalable and self-improving digital health interventions (“digital pills”) that are effective and cost-efficient and which are based on digital biomarker and digital coaching research.

PhD Student (100%) – Health Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction

From April/May 2019 on, we offer you a position at our ETH Zurich office in the research project HEADWIND ( funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation. The project partners are the Department of Diabetes, Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, and Metabolism, Inselspital, Bern University Hospital and the Bosch Internet of Things Lab ( You will work with a highly motivated team of young researchers to develop an in-vehicle warning system for individuals with diabetes. You take direct project responsibility for the iterative design and empirical evaluation of the intervention. Good conditions and work environment complete this attractive package. The average duration for successfully obtaining a PhD in our team is 3 1/2 years. 

You should have a Master’s degree in health psychology and strong interest in human-computer interaction, preferable in the context of digital and mobile health. In addition, you should have a GPA (Grade Point Average) of at least 5.0 (GPA of 2.0 and better in Germany or Austria) to be eligible for a PhD at ETH Zurich. Finally, a profound knowledge of English and German (written and oral) is required. 

We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents until March 1, 2019: motivation letter, CV, list of publications (optional). Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered. 

For further information about the Center for Digital Health Interventions (CDHI) please visit our website: Questions regarding the position should be directed to the Scientific Director of the CDHI, Dr. Tobias Kowatsch via (no applications). 

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