About the position
A 100 % position is available at the University of Agder, Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, Department of Health and Nursing Science, as a PhD Research Fellow in “Clinical decision making at the point of care”, for a period of three years. The position is located at Campus Grimstad. The starting date is negotiable with the Faculty.
This position is related to the Centre for eHealth, whose vision is user-centred research for evidence-based, high-quality research in health and technology. The Department of Health and Nursing Science provides teaching and research at the intersection of health and technology.
Increased digitization of healthcare services implies a large scope of patient-generated health data. Patient-generated health data are data collected from patients to help address a health concern (e.g. in the use of sensors and in remote chronic disease care management). However, the current state-of-art of these patient-generated health data for point of care shows that there are gaps related to the handling of the data.
The Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences offers a PhD position that will address some of these challenges. The PhD candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team of PhD candidates connected to the Centre of e-health working with health-generated data from different perspectives. This PhD candidate will be affiliated to the faculty’s PhD- program in health science and will study patient-generated data from a clinical perspective.
Use of health data in clinical settings raises several questions, e.g.: How can patient-generated data best support health care decision-making processes? How can the use of patient-generated data contribute to patients’ participation in decisions related to the treatment process? What are the challenges and possible solutions to safeguard patients’ privacy and consent competence when health personnel use, share and re-use patient-generated data?
Applicants for this PhD project is to prepare a project outline to accompany the application, focusing on one or more clinical issues that can be linked to patient-generated data (not limited to the examples presented above). According to the e-health centre’s vision of co-creation, a user-centred approach in the research design will be emphasized. The quality of the project proposal will receive a high level of consideration during the application assessment process.
The applicants must qualify for admission to the faculty PhD Programme in the Faculty of Health and Sport Sciences, with a specialisation within eHealth, and must hold a master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area of study, with an average grade of “B” or better.
Further provisions relating to the positions as PhD Research Fellow can be found in the Regulations Concerning Terms and Conditions of Employment for the post of Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Research Fellow, Research Assistant and Resident.
Fluency in written and oral English is a prerequisite.
Knowledge of Norwegian, or a Scandinavian language, is desirable.
During the assessment process, emphasis will be placed on the applicant’s examination results as well as any previous research and development work.
The appointee must have the ability to work in a goal-oriented, organised, focused and independent manner. Relevant practical experience, personal suitability and good teamwork skills will also be emphasised.
Personal qualities and suitability for the position will be emphasised.
- professional development in a large, exciting and socially influential organisation
- a positive, inclusive and diverse working environment
- modern facilities and a comprehensive set of welfare offers
- membership of the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
The position is remunerated according to the State Salary Scale, salary plan 17.515, code 1017 PhD Research Fellow, NOK 479 600 gross salary per year. A compulsory pension contribution to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund is deducted from the pay according to current statutory provisions.
A good working environment is characterised by its diversity. We therefore encourage all qualified candidates to apply for the position, irrespective of gender, age, disability or cultural background. The University of Agder is an IW (Inclusive Workplace).
The successful applicant will have rights and obligations in accordance with the current regulations for the position, and organisational changes and changes in the duties and responsibilities of the position must be expected. The appointment is made by the University of Agder’s Appointments Committee for Teaching and Research Positions.
Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews. With the applicant’s permission, UiA will also conduct a reference check before appointment. Read more about the employment process here.
In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act § 25 (2), applicants may request that they are not identified in the open list of applicants. The University, however, reserves the right to publish the names of applicants. Applicants will be advised of the University’s intention to exercise this right.
The application and any necessary information about education and experience (including diplomas and certificates) need to be sent electronically. Please, use the link “Apply for the position”.
The following documentation must be sent electronically:
- Bachelor and Master Certificates with grades
- A copy of the Master’s thesis
- A complete list of publications
- Academic work, participation and contribution in research and/or development projects when applies)
- PhD research project description (maximum 10 pages). The project is to be structured after the “Template-PhD projects”
The applicant is fully responsible for submitting complete digital documentation before the deadline. All the documentation must be written in English.
Application deadline: 23 March 2020.
For questions about the position:
- Professor Elin Thygesen, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 915 715 15, email: email@example.com
- Associated Professor Santiago Martinez, Health and Nursing Science department, phone +47 37 23 34 72, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions about the application process:
- Senior Adviser Eli Andås, phone +47 38 14 18 66, email: email@example.com
University of Agder
The University of Agder has more than 1400 employees and 13 000 students. This makes us one of the largest workplaces in Southern Norway. Our staff research, teach and disseminate knowledge from a variety of academic fields. Co-creation of knowledge is our common vision. We offer a broad range of study programmes in many fields. We are situated at two modern campuses in Kristiansand and Grimstad respectively.
We are an open and inclusive university marked by a culture of cooperation. The aim of the university is to further develop education and research at a high international level.
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