Umeå University, Medicinska fakulteten
Umeå University is one of Sweden's largest institutions of higher
education with over 35,000 students and 4,200 faculty and staff. We are
characterised by world-leading research in several scientific fields and a
multitude of educations ranked highly in international comparison. Umeå
University is also the site of the pioneering discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9
genetic scissors - a revolution in genetic engineering that has been awarded
the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
At Umeå University, everything is nearby. Our cohesive campus environment
makes it easy to meet, collaborate and exchange knowledge, which promotes a
dynamic and open culture where we rejoice in each other's successes.
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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 community medicine and rehabilitation comprises six units;
Occupational therapy, Physiotherapy, Geriatrics, Sports medicine,
Rehabilitation medicine and Forensic medicine, all involved in teaching,
research and collaboration with society and health care.
Background and description of work tasks
Rapid digital transformation offers a unique opportunity to turn population
ageing into a pathway for growth. Through smart uses of information and
communication technologies (ICTs) and the Internet, new possibilities open
for active, healthy and productive ageing − possibilities that present many
opportunities on the personal, familial, and societal levels.
We are conducting interdisciplinary clinical and implementation research for
scaling up and transfer of innovative solutions involving digital tools for
The work tasks include investigating the impact of digital health solutions on
health outcomes as well as developing, transferring and connecting
interdisciplinary methods and research findings. Other tasks include
supporting the transfer of research finding into society and public policy and
ensuring that projects follow their schedule and budget.
Candidates must hold a University degree equivalent to a European University
PhD degree in behavioral medicine, psychology, public health (or equivalent
fields) at the time of the recruitment. To be eligible, you should have
completed your PhD degree a maximum of three years before the end of the
application period, unless special circumstances exist.
The ideal candidate should have academic ambitions and should be willing to
take on scientific challenges. Candidates must have documented practical
experience in working in clinical projects. Moreover, previous experience
working in international project is required.
Candidates must be fluent in spoken and written English. Because the project
will be of collaborative nature, candidates need to be able to work
productively not only independently, but also in a team. Excellent
communication skills are required for interacting effectively with senior
colleagues and peers, including colleagues from complementary research fields.
You apply through our e-recruitment system latest 31 of December, 2021. Your
application must contain the following documents, and could be written in
English or Swedish:
A CV with information on education, a list of previous and current employment,
and a list of publications.
A copy of the Ph.D. certificate.
A cover letter describing your experience, match with the required
qualifications, research interests, and motivation for applying for the
Contact details of two to three references
We welcome your application!
Umeå University wants 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
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
County Västerbottens län
Reference number AN 2.2.1-48-22
Peter Nordström, 090-7865000
SACO, 090-786 53 65
SEKO, 090-786 52 96
ST, 090-786 54 31
Last application date 07.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET
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