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Employment as a PhD student

Employment as a PhD student shall normally relate to work full-time.
If a PhD student so requests, the employment may relate to work
part-time, however no less than 50 percent of full-time (the Higher
Education Ordinance, chapter 5 § 3 a). The salary for this position is
to follow a development curve that is negotiated annually by the trade
union, see:

As an employee, you are provided with a range of benefits, including
paid holiday, sickness benefits and paid parental leave. You are also
entitled to paid leave in connection with funerals of relatives, moving
accommodation and medical appointments. There are different
systems in use for the practicalities of taking holiday depending on the
department; speak to your particular Personnel administrator to find
out what applies for your department.