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Umea University


February 7, 2022


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.

Are you interested in knowing more about Umeå University as a workplace read more at:Work with us.

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 people-centred care.

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 position. 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% City Umeå County Västerbottens län Country Sweden Reference number AN 2.2.1-48-22 Contact

  • Peter Nordström, 090-7865000
  • Union representative

  • SACO, 090-786 53 65
  • SEKO, 090-786 52 96
  • ST, 090-786 54 31
  • Published 14.Jan.2022 Last application date 07.Feb.2022 11:59 PM CET

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