Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten
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The Faculty of Medicine, which consists of 13 departments, is responsible for
biomedical research and courses in the field of nursing and health care and
has an extensive research and graduate education in more than 80 subjects.
The Department of Clinical Sciences now call for an application for a 4-year
full-time doctoral position in medical science in pediatrics within the
project The association between psychotropic drug treatment and adverse
cardiac events in children and young adults. Successful candidates will work
towards a Ph.D. and will be included in the postgraduate Ph.D. program of 25
credits at the Faculty of Medicine. More information can be found on the
faculty's website for postgraduate education
(https: // www. aurora.umu.se/en/organisation-and-
doctoral student will be located in Umeå at the Department of Epidemiology and
The aim of this current project is to assess risk for adverse cardiac
events associated with psychotropic drug treatment using national registers
and epidemiological research methods. Results from these studies will fill a
knowledge gap regarding psychotropic drug safety, in combination with other
medications, longtime treatments, comorbidity, in different ages,
sociodemographic status and sexes.
The project is a joint research consortium between clinical and research
specialist areas which enables several and methodological clinical aspects to
be considered. The results from this study will be communicated to relevant
stakeholders. The project involves a larger research group with several
doctoral students. By the study´s large sample size and power to detect even
smaller risk estimates, this national-wide population-based study will
contribute substantially to a better risk-benefit assessment, and in the long
term, lead to better personalized psychopharmacological drug treatment.
The doctoral student will work with the part of the project that includes
inequalities (social-, gender- and age-related) and the risk of cardiac side
effects from psychotropic drug treatment. The doctoral student will be active
and involved in the research group's work, carry out all analyzes and writing
of the manuscripts. The doctoral student will also be educated in pediatric,
psychiatric and social medicine on a basic level.
In order to be accepted for postgraduate education, the applicant must have
both basic qualifications and special qualifications.
Basic qualifications for postgraduate studies is a completed edcuation at
the advanced level, of at least 240 higher education credits (credits), of
which at least 60 credits at the advanced level, or equivalent (HF 7 ch.
The applicant must have the necessary knowledge from higher education or
equivalent from countries outside Sweden, and/or professional experience
associated this area of research along with good English language skills,
written as well as spoken.
Additional merits are good theoretical knowledge in epidemiology, sociology
and social medicine as well as experience of work in pediatrics and
psychiatry. Documented skills in quantitative methodology and statistical
analysis are meritorious. Basic knowledge in the Swedish language is an
advantage. The ideal candidate is proactive and easy to work with and have
excellent interactive and communicative skills.
For further information, contact: Estelle Naumburg,
The application must include:
A personal cover letter with motivation for why you are applying and why
you are suitable for this position.
Certified copies of diplomas, grades and certificates.
Copies of master-thesis and any publications.
Contact information of at least two reference persons.
We are looking forward to your application!
Umeå University strives to offer an equal environment where open dialogue
between people with different backgrounds and perspectives lay the foundation
for learning, creativity and development. We welcome people with different
backgrounds and experiences to apply for the current employment.
We kindly decline offers of recruitment and advertising help.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2022-10-01 or per agreement
Salary Monthly payment
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1148-22
Estelle Naumburg, email@example.com
Last application date 15.Sep.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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