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Postdoctoral position in Usable Privacy

Karlstad University

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Description

The Faculty of Health Science and Technology has an opening for a full-time post-doctoral research fellow with focus on Usable Privacy. The position is available within the Privacy & Security (PriSec) research group at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Karlstad University. Research within PriSec is focused on cybersecurity, privacy enhancing technologies (PETs), and usable privacy and security.

The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science consists of the two research subjects: Mathematics and Computer Science. It has a research and teaching staff of more than 70 persons. In Computer Science, research and education are focused on computer networking and distributed systems, computer security and privacy, and software engineering. Both research and education are conducted in close cooperation with international, national and regional partners from both academia and industry.

Duties

The post-doctoral fellow will work in a new project TRUEdig, which is an industrial collaboration project funded by the Knowledge Foundation of Sweden.

The post-doctoral fellow will in particular contribute to the TRUEdig sub-project 1 on Usable Privacy Technologies for Empowering Users in New Digital Services, which constructs and designs usable transparency and intervenability functions for empowering users.

The following research directions will be investigated:

– Design of usable ex ante and ex post transparency tools for explainability of automated decision making

– Develop of informed consent user interfaces and intervenability functions for mapping legal GDPR requirements

– Develop usable user interfaces for conveying trustworthy privacy preserving data analytics

Qualification requirements

To be eligible for the position, applicants are required to hold a recent PhD degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering (or equivalent qualifications). The candidate must have completed the degree no more than three years before the last date for applications, unless special ground exists.

Assessment criteria

In the assessment procedure, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s scientific experience in relation to usable privacy and usable PETs, including the development of usable and innovative user interfaces and tools for transparency, intervenability and consent. The candidate should be experienced with HCI research methods, including user interface development and prototyping, user lab studies, interviews, focus groups or statistical surveys. The candidate should preferably also be familiar with the European legal privacy framework (GDPR) and should also have the necessary technical knowledge of PETs with a focus on privacy-preserving data analytics techniques.

Publications in high impact journals and well-known conference proceedings, oral and written communication skills in English, the ability to independently pursue his or her work, and the ability to collaborate with others will be important as well.

Terms of employment

The position is a full-time position for one year with the possibility to extend for another year based on mutual agreement. The starting date for the position is within the time span of February 15, 2021 and May 15, 2021.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences

Application

Application should include well documented qualifications. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline.

The application should include:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge and a list of your publications.
  • Application letter with a brief description of what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals (Maximum 2 pages long).
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages.
  • 2 representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text.
  • A letter of recommendation.
  • Contact information for two reference persons. We reserve the right to contact references only for shortlisted candidates

Submit your application via the university’s web based recruitment tool and attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not provide links to them).

One copy of documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to

Karlstads universitet

Registrator

651 88 Karlstad

State ref.no: REK 2020/239

Application deadline: 15 January 2021

We look forward to your application!

HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and it’s continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favourable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentAt the earliest convenience
SalaryMonthly
Number of positions1
Working hours100%
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/239
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Tony Ingemarsson, OFR , 054-700 1404Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434
Last application date21.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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Doctoral studentship in Nursing

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Karlstad University / Department of Health Sciences

Karlstad University takes pride in combining active external cooperation with academic excellence. Karlstad University has around 16 000 students and a staff of over 1 200 members. Democratic principles, equality and diversity are cornerstones of the University. We value the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and competencies among students and staff. Read more about working at Karlstad University at https://www.kau.se/en/work-with-us

Background

The Faculty of Health, Science and Technology advertises a doctoral studentship in Nursing at the Department of Health Sciences. Research in this subject at Karlstad University involves the following three areas: Models and innovations for safe healthcare, Handling complex illnesses, and Expertise and professional development in healthcare. Research in the healthcare field is conducted in several subjects within both faculties at the University today, and the doctoral courses are brought together in the Graduate School Health. The doctoral studentship in nursing will be linked to the Graduate School of Health.

Duties

The doctoral student should primary dedicate their time to their own third-cycle studies. The third-cycle programme consists of 240 ECTS credits, including the thesis. The doctoral student may also be appointed duties within the department, such as teaching or other tasks at the university, of maximum 20 percent of full-time.

There is now a vacancy within the research programme in nursing and the research project “FUndaMEntals of Care Models” (FUME). The project will be developed and designed within the framework of the Medical Research Council Framework. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with our Norwegian colleagues at Lovisenberg Diaconal University College (LDH) in Oslo. Within the framework of FUME, an additional doctoral studentship in nursing will be announced at LDH and be linked to the Graduate School of Health at Karlstad University.

The overall aim of the project is to develop, test and implement patient-centred models for nurses with focus on fundamental care for elderly people living in their own home with the support of municipal home health nursing and home care and/or in special housing. Research indicates that in today’s organisation of the more and more technological and complex healthcare sector, the nurse’s function tends to move further and further away from patient-centred nursing. A number of factors, such as so-called “task shifting” and an increase in administrative tasks that are not always related to direct patient care, are described as reasons behind this shift. Research also shows that a reduced number of certified nurses in patient-centred work tends to relate to whether care and nursing are rationed (“rationed care and/or missed care”) and to failure to rescue and/or prevent the development of life-threatening complications with patients. However, there is a lack of studies describing how this research reflects the nurses’ function in the context home health nursing and/or special housing or the fundamental nursing that elderly people receive in these contexts.

Qualification requirements

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants must meet the requirements of both general and specific eligibility (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7 sect. 35). General eligibility for admission requires a second-cycle qualification (MA) of at least 240 ECTS credits, including at least 60 ECTS credits at second- cycle (MA) level, or largely equivalent knowledge acquired in Sweden or abroad. Specific eligibility requirements for doctoral studies in nursing include a second-cycle qualification in nursing and completed courses in the subject/main field of nursing of at least 120 ECTS credits, of which at least 30 ECTS credits at second-cycle level, including an independent project (degree project) of at least 15 ECTS credits. Specific eligibility is also granted applicants who have acquired equivalent qualifications in a different order in Sweden or abroad.

Admission and assessment criteria

Admission is based on individual assessment of the applicant’s capacity to complete a programme at doctoral level successfully (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 7 sect. 35).

Applicants are assessed and ranked on the basis of their previous studies, with special emphasis on the quality of their submitted independent research-related works, especially at the second-cycle level. In addition, applicants will be assessed based on their submitted merits and experiences (see below), research proposal or a detailed plan outlining a systematic literature study. The ability to express yourself well in spoken Swedish and English is of considerable weight. Good writing skills in both languages is of weight.

Personal qualities such the ability to show commitment and responsibility, as well as the ability to manage and complete parts of, and entire, projects within a set timeline. The applicant needs to exhibit social competence and the ability to work both independently and in a group.

Terms of employment

Upon admission to doctoral studies, a doctoral studentship position will be offered (the Higher Education Ordinance, Chap. 5, sect.3). The position is a full-time, fixed-term employment (one year that can be extended by two years at the most at a time) with starting-date by agreement.

Further information

Karlstad University places great value on the enriching presence of diverse backgrounds and gender balance in the organisation. We welcome applicants with different cultural backgrounds, gender identities, functional abilities and life experiences.

Application

Submit the application via the University’s web-based recruitment tool, Varbi. Applicants are responsible for submitting a complete application in accordance with the advertisement and for ensuring that the documentation allows for objective and qualitative assessments. A complete application should be submitted no later than the application deadline. An incomplete application may jeopardise a fair assessment of qualifications. The application should include two references, of which at least one is a former or current manager or equivalent.

The application should include:

– cover letter with a brief description of the applicant’s interest in the position,
list of qualifications (CV) with certified copies,
– degree certificates with a list of included courses, or verified list of completed courses with grades and dates,
– copy of degree projects or equivalent, if relevant, copies of publications or certificates of other qualifications,
– letter of recommendation if possible,
– a research proposal for a systematic literature study, design of your own choice, or a detailed plan outlining a systematic literature study, written in English and comprising approximately 2,500–3,000 words with a summary in Swedish (max 200 words). The problematisation of the research proposal should relate to one or several aspects/perspectives on fundamental nursing or practice models for this type of nursing related to elderly people living at home with municipal home health nursing and home care or to elderly people living in special housing.
Attach all the documents and publications you wish to be considered to the electronic application (do not just provide links to them). Name each document to make the content clear.

Documents that cannot be submitted electronically should be sent to:

Karlstads universitet
Fakulteten för hälsa, natur och teknikvetenskap
Erika Bergare
651 88 KARLSTAD

Last day of application: December 13, 2020

State reference number: REK 2020/128

We look forward to your application!

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HR Excellence in Research
Karlstad University received the European Commission’s HR Excellence in Research award September 2020. The award is issued to employers with a stimulating work environment and good conditions for researchers and it’s continuous improvement. The award also conveys the university’s commitment to fair and transparent recruitment as well as favourable professional development for researchers. Read more: kau.se/hrs4r

Type of employmentTemporary position longer than 6 months
Contract typeFull time
First day of employmentBy agreement
SalaryMonthly according to local agreement
Number of positions1
Working hoursHeltid
CityKarlstad
CountyVärmlands län
CountrySweden
Reference numberREK2020/128
ContactHelene Hjalmarson, prefekt, 054 700 2537Gunilla Borglin, professor, 054 700 2425
Union representativeThomas Bragefors, SACO, 054-700 1714Denita Gustavsson, OFR, 054-700 1434Tony Ingemarsson, Lärarförbundet, 054 700 1404
Last application date13.Dec.2020 11:59 PM CET

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