Postdoctoral Fellow With A Focus On Care Quality And Measurement

Göteborg University
June 19, 2024
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Postdoctoral fellow with a focus on care quality and measurement

Within the Institute of and Health and Care Sciences, there are educational programmes, courses, and commissioned education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels covering key areas such as nursing, radiography, reproductive and perinatal health and doctoral research in care sciences. The department also hosts several research groups, with a research focus on person-centred care. There is also a research centre within the department, the Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC), For more information about the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences, visit www.

GPCC is a national interdisciplinary research centre established in 2010 with the support of the government's strategic initiative in healthcare research. Currently, around forty research projects are ongoing, focusing on person- centred approaches in various chronic diseases and healthcare organisation. For more information about GPCC, visit www.

GPCC is now seeking one postdoctoral researcher for an ongoing research project.

The project involves developing methods for evaluating person-centred care such as outcome measurement and quality of care. The holder of this position will be part of a research group focusing on the governance and management of person-centred care, with a particular emphasis on health economic effects. The projects are aimed at decision-makers at various levels. The research group contributes economic evaluations to many of GPCC's clinical studies conducted by other groups and also undertakes its own projects. Link to the project: https: // www. centred-care

Job Description

This position involves becoming part of GPCC's research network, particularly focusing on the development, adaptation, and evaluation of person-centred care within a strategic research track concerning governance and management within healthcare. The role includes participating in several projects simultaneously and working both independently and within multidisciplinary teams. Initial studies will focus on the information needs when implementing new working methods in healthcare, as well as a study on the measurement of care quality at a national level (national indicators).

In collaboration with the research group, studies will be planned, data collection carried out, data processed, analyses and interpretation of data conducted, and results reported in the form of both scientific publications and presentations. Group configurations and project setups are subject to change, and the role involves participating in the planning and development of the research group's future activities. Responsibilities also include maintaining dialogue with relevant operations and the general public to ensure the research is beneficial.


Applicants must hold a PhD in health sciences, or another field combined with work experience deemed equivalent by the employer, and have experience in outcome measurement and/or evaluation of interventions. Proficiency in qualitative and/or quantitative analysis is also required. Excellent language skills in both Swedish and English, in speaking and writing, are essential as research activities are conducted in both languages.

Desirable qualifications include training in outcome measurement or the evaluation of interventions, including economic evaluation, and knowledge of Delphi methodology or survey development. Additional desirable qualifications are experience in interdisciplinary research collaborations, postdoctoral research focused on the evaluation of interventions within healthcare, particularly regarding person-centred care, and experience from governance research within healthcare and care services.

To succeed in this role, you must have excellent communication and collaboration skills, approach people in a friendly and professional manner, and be able to work independently, structured yet flexible. You should handle daily challenges sensitively and have proficient skills in Excel and a statistical software package (e.g., Stata, R), as well as a good understanding of systems.

As the role involves daily contact and interaction with others both internally and externally, particular emphasis will be placed on personal suitability. In this recruitment, a comprehensive assessment of competence and skill will be conducted to employ the applicant who is deemed to have the best prerequisites to carry out and develop the job tasks and contribute to a positive development of the operations.


The position is for a fixed-term contract of 2 years. The appointment is full- time (100% employment) and will be based at the Department of Nursing and Health Sciences. The start date will be determined by mutual agreement.

Contact Information for the Position

If you have any questions about the position, please feel free to contact:

Principal Investigator Hanna Gyllensten, 070-748 2412, [email protected]

Head of Department Monica Pettersson, 031-786 6045, [email protected]

Union representatives

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https: // www.


You can apply for the position through the University of Gothenburg's recruitment portal by clicking the "Apply" button. As an applicant, you are responsible for ensuring that your application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and that it is received by the university by the application deadline.

The application must be received by: June 19, 2024.

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden's regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.

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