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Project title: Exploration of cardiometabolic multimorbidity risk in Sweden:
evidence from SCAPIS and VIPVIZA cohort
The PhD education in Medical Science comprises carrying out a scientific
project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level.
The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or
monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about
third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see
https: // www. gu.se/en/sahlgrenska-akademin/doctoral-studies
Project: The doctoral thesis consists of four sub-studies based on
quantitative methods and epidemiological studies to explore cardiometabolic
risk factor clusters, predictors of cardiometabolic disease and individuals'
adherence to preventive guidelines for cardiometabolic multimorbidity. The PhD
project will use data from two large epidemiological studies: SCAPIS (The
Swedish CardioPulmonary bioImage Study) and VIPVIZA (Visualization of
asymptomatic Atherosclerotic disease for optimum cardiovascular prevention).
The doctoral student will work at the School of Public Health and Community
Medicine, an interdisciplinary environment where researchers work within
public health, global health, epidemiology, statistics, social medicine and
general medicine. Since we work in an international environment, working
knowledge of English, both in writing and in speaking, is necessary.
Cardiometabolic multimorbidity, defined as the coexistence of at least two of
the following diseases, namely diabetes, coronary heart disease and stroke, is
becoming increasingly common. Multimorbidity is associated with a synergistic
increase in mortality where the combination is worse than the sum of the
individual diseases. Although cardiometabolic multimorbidity is a significant
health problem, knowledge is often limited to studies of each disease
investigated separately. An increased conceptual and empirical knowledge about
risk factor clusters, predictors and adherence to preventive guidelines
concerning cardiometabolic multimorbidity is essential to develop effective
strategies to prevent and manage cardiometabolic multimorbidity.
Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree
of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote
themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may,
however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and
administration (departmental duties). Before a PhD degree has been awarded,
duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time
To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the
general and specific entry requirements.
A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits
of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in
Sweden or abroad
A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in
Medical Science if he or she has successfully completed the English B/6 course
or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous
In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry
requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken
into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented
- specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research
- experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
- scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree
project, scientific journals or the like.
Relevant experiences in public health and global health, especially in
epidemiology and biostatistics and experience as part of international
interdisciplinary epidemiological research is desired. Documented experience
in statistical software, including Stata and R, and data visualization
software such as Tableau, is meritorious.
After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral
studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS
1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An
appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may
be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total
employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time
third-cycle study for four years.
Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine, School of Public Health
and Community Medicine. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.
Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the
For further information regarding the position
For more information about the project please contact the principal
Nawi Ng, Professor, Institute of Medicine,
phone: +46-725403851, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility
of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with
the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the
You must include the following, in pdf format
Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry
Proof of completion of English 6 course or the acquired equivalent
knowledge through previous studies
If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, make sure that you
attach a diploma and full transcripts that makes assessing your degree easier
If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to
provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that
can verify the degree at our request.
For information on what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English
language requirement see https: // www. universityadmissions.se/en/entry-
Closing date: 2021-10-28
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