Researcher in Centre for Research Ethics & Bioethics (CRB)
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a
strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and
research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference
in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity
and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden's most exciting
workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000
employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.
Uppsala University hereby declares a vacancy as Researcher 100% for
investigating Parents' and healthcare professionals' preferences
regarding screening and genetic testing of newborns at the Department of
Public Health and Caring Sciences.
The Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences has extensive research
conducted by our 11 research groups in the subject areas such as public health
science, care science and bioethics. We are a total of about 200 employees.
The Center for Research Ethics and Bioethics at the department is an
interdisciplinary research environment with 25 junior and senior researchers.
We are involved in projects related to bioethics, clinical ethics, research
ethics, neuroethics, medical law, perceptions about communication of genetic
risk information and research on patients' preferences.
The advertised research position refers to a full-time part of an
international research project that aims to use qualitative and quantitative
methods to study parents 'and health care professionals' preferences regarding
screening and genetic testing of newborns for rare diagnoses and attempts to
identify patients with symptoms via their electronic medical records and an
algorithm. The effect of the information on the parents will be examined with
an instrument that measures Empowerment, which will be validated for use in
Germany and Italy. The advertised research position is limited in time to two
Duties: The tasks consist of, in collaboration with other researchers in
the research team on health preference research at the Center for Research
Ethics & Bioethics, planning and implementing the project, compiling and
analyzing research data and writing manuscripts for scientific articles.
Collaboration will take place with clinics, primarily in Germany and Italy, as
well as preference researchers in Rotterdam. The research team around
preference research is involved in several different projects and they help
Requirements: For employment as a researcher, you must have a doctoral
degree, or a foreign degree which is deemed to correspond to a doctoral
degree, in medical sciences, or public health science or psychology or health
economics. Knowledge and ability to use both qualitative methods such as
interviews and focus groups as well as quantitative methods where one seeks
quantifiable and generalizable results, e.g. epidemiological studies, is a
Additional qualifications: Knowledge in statistics is an advantage.
Ability for independent research work is essential. Great emphasis will be
placed on personal suitability and ability to work together.
Selection: For this position, selection will mainly be based on the
applicant's scientific competence. Administrative skills are important and
will be taken into account. The ability to collaborate with the surrounding
community and to inform the public about research and development is an
important merit. The university seeks to recruit a person who in the combined
evaluation of competence, skills and documented qualifications is judged to be
best suited to perform and develop the work that exists and to contribute to a
positive development of the center.
Scientific competence is mainly assessed by the quality and quantity of the
scientific publications with regard to depth and breadth.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 2021-09-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending in 2 years.
Scope of employment: 100%.
For further information about the position please contact: Senior
Professor Mats Hansson 0763-41 20 50, email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 19th of July 2021, UFV-PA 2021/2432.
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Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Individual salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben firstname.lastname@example.org
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/2432
Last application date: 2021-07-19