Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine
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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.
We are looking for you with a strong interest for epidemiological research
about social inequalities in health and healthcare!
We welcome applications for a postdoctoral researcher position in
epidemiology, specialization in social epidemiology, within the frame of two
register-based research projects about inequities in the Swedish health
system. The position is located at Department of Epidemiology and Global
Health, Umeå University, Sweden. The position is for two years, full-time and
starting Fall 2022 or as otherwise agreed upon.
Description of the project
The research will be conducted within two related project examining inequities
in the Swedish health system through national register and survey data. The
first project concerns intersectional inequities in the health system, and the
second inequitable effects of the 2010 Free choice in primary health care
reform. More information about the projects can be found here:
https: // www. umu.se/en/research/projects/leaving-no-one-behind-intersectional-
https: // www. umu.se/en/research/projects/impact-of-the-free-patient-choice-
The work is chiefly focused on conducting research, independently and in close
collaboration with the PIs and other participating researchers, and includes
data management of national register and survey data, design ideas for papers
within the frame of the projects, conduct advanced statistical analysis, write
and publish papers, complementary data requests from existing data sources and
participation in grant applications for continued funding. The work can also
comprise certain additional work at the Department of Epidemiology and Global
Health, such as teaching, student supervisor and other tasks.
A person who has been awarded a doctorate or a foreign qualification deemed to
be the equivalent of a doctorate in Epidemiology, Public Health, Sociology, or
other subject areas of relevance for the projects, is eligible for appointment
as postdoctoral researcher. This eligibility requirement must be met no later
than the time at which the appointment decision is made.
The applicant should possess skills to independently manage and perform
advanced statistical analyses on large epidemiological databases. The
applicants should also possess knowledge and skills of literature, methods and
theory of relevance for the projects, such as social epidemiology, health
inequalities research, and/or intersectionality research. Good proficiency in
oral and written English is a requirement as English is the main working
language at the department.
Additional useful qualifications
Since appointment as a postdoctoral researcher is a career-development
position for junior researchers, we are primarily interested in applicants who
completed their doctoral degree no more than three years before the
application deadline. If there are special reasons, an applicant who has
completed their degree earlier than that may be considered. Special reasons
include absence due to illness, parental leave, clinical practice,
appointments of trust for a trade union organisation or other similar
circumstances, and for relevant duties/assignments within the subject area.
Particular weight is given to documented qualifications demonstrating the
scientific competence to independently and in collaboration conduct research,
including developing ideas, perform advanced data analysis, and write
scientific publications. Other relevant but not compulsory qualifications for
the positions include experience of data management and analysis of Swedish
register data, skills in Stata or R, knowledge of the Swedish health system,
and good Swedish language skills .
Pedagogical qualifications such as completed pedagogical courses, or
experience of first- , second- or third-cycle teaching or thesis supervision,
are also of relevance.
More information about the position
The appointment is a full-time, fixed-term position for two years in
accordance with the terms of contract for fixed-term employment as a
postdoctoral researcher, from 1 January 2023 or as otherwise agreed upon. The
positions will be located at the Department of Epidemiology and Global Health.
Additional information can be given by Per E Gustafsson
(email@example.com), Associate Professor/Docent at the Department of
Epidemiology and Global Health.
The application must include:
A brief description of your research interests and a statement describing
why you are interested in the position CV
List of publications
Degree certificate from doctoral studies and other relevant degrees
Contact details of two reference persons
The application must be written in Swedish or English. The application must be
made via our e-recruitment system Varbi and must be received latest 23 October
We look forward to receiving 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 230101
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-1369-22
Per Gustafsson, 090-7869563
Last application date 23.Oct.2022 11:59 PM CEST
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