Tag-arkiv: University of Gothenburg

Postdoctoral position – Person-centred care

Diary id: PAR 2019/550
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Health and Care Sciences
Apply by: 2019-05-02

The Institute accommodates study programmes, freestanding courses and commissioned education at a basic and an advanced level within the disciplines Nursing, Radiography, Reproductive and Perinatal Health, Health Care Pedagogics and postgraduate education in Health Care Sciences. A number of research groups are also based at the Institute. The research profile is person-centred care. There is currently one research centre located at the institute – The Centre for person-centred care (CPCC).

GPCC is an interdisciplinary research centre, established in January 2010, with the support of the Swedish government’s strategic investment in healthcare research. Around 40 research project are currently in process involving person-centeredness in several long-term conditions and the organisation of care.

In order to strengthen the development of methodology, GPCC is searching for a post doctor for the development of person-centred measurement tools and indicators. The project is part of an international collaboration.

Activities

You will be participating in a research project for the development, translation and psychometric evaluation of measurement and evaluation tools in relation to person-centre care, as well as being involved in the research centre’s seminars and collaborative work. No more than 20% of the position will concern non-research related tasks such as teaching, supervision and pedagogical development work.

Qualifications

A doctoral degree (PhD) in a relevant knowledge area is compulsory for a position as post doctor. Since a position as post doctor aims to give the candidate an opportunity to strengthen and develop their scholarly proficiency, we aim for those who have a PhD degree dating back no more than 3 years counting from the last date of application

Experience from person-centred care research and measurement tools is especially meritorious.

Scientific expertise has the greatest significance for the position. The main basis for the level of scientific expertise will primarily be based on the doctoral thesis and any other publications mentioned.  

Good oral and written skills in Swedish and English is a requirement. Personal characteristics such as collaboration skills, flexibility and being able to work and complete work tasks independently are also meritorious. The applicant’s personal characteristics concerning his/her ability to collaborate both internally and externally in order to complete the described tasks will be taken into consideration when assessing the his/her suitability for the position.  

Employment

The position is based on a temporary contract at full time for 24 months. You will be placed at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences. The starting date for the position will be set as agreed.

Contact information

Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact:

Joakim Öhlén, Centre Director GPCC, +46 31 786 6098, joakim.ohlen@fhs.gu.se

Helen Elden, Department manager, +46 31 786 6112, helen.elden@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: May 2, 2019.

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Researcher in cancer research using radiopharmaceuticals

Diary id: PAR 2019/289
Employment level: Open ended
Location: Institute of Clinical Sciences
Apply by: 2019-05-03

The Institute of Clinical Sciences consists of 15 departments. This position will be at two research groups belonging to Depts of Radiation Physics and Oncology: TAT-group (www.tat.gu.se) and FA-lab (http://www.radfys.gu.se/FA-lab).

Both groups work with development of radiopharmaceuticals to be used for successful treatment of patients with disseminated tumour disease who cannot be cured today. The TAT group focuses on treatment of ovarian cancer with radioactive astatine atoms bound to targeting proteins (antibodies) that are injected into the abdominal cavity where they bind to and destroy small tumour cell nests remaining after surgery and chemotherapy. The FA-lab focuses on neuroendocrine tumours and treatment with radiolabelled peptides that bind to hormone receptors at the tumour cell surface, sometimes in combination with other radiopharmaceuticals or drugs.

Job assignments

The task is to participate in research work with radiolabelled molecules in vitro and in vivo. The work involves participation in the planning and execution of experiments, as well as the analysis with radiation detectors and histological and molecular biology methods and compilation of data collected. The work will be done at various laboratories, e.g. Oncology lab and Sahlgrenska Cancer Center (SCC).

Qualifications

PhD degree with documented experience in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, histology, molecular biology or similar is required. Documented education and experience of in vivo experiments and radiation and radioactivity are merits. The work demands drive, independence, and accuracy. Great emphasis will be put on personal suitability, like commitment, initiative and cooperation.

Employment

Unlimited employment fulltime at the institute of clinical science. Start date as agreed. Probationary period for 6 months.

For further information regarding the position

Please contact:

Per Albertsson
Docent
per.albertsson@oncology.gu.se
031-342 79 51

Eva Forssell-Aronsson
Head of department/professor
eva.forssell_aronsson@radfys.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

The application shall include

A short cover letter with description of your experience and what makes you qualified for this particular job
A detailed curriculum vitae (CV)
A list of publications (if present)
Name and contact information of two references

Closing date: 2019-05-02

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Apply

Read the job description at the univesity homepage

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Statistical modelling in neonatology

Diary id: PAR 2019/353
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology
Apply by: 2019-04-25

The Department of Clinical Neuroscience is located at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Faculty of Health Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. At the Department research is conducted covering the following areas; neurology, neurosurgery, clinical neurophysiology, ophthalmology, rehabilitation medicine and experimental neuroscience in close collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital. We are responsible for courses on the degree programmes for future physicians, biomedical analysts, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech & language pathologists. We also offer contract education and have collaboration with the Department of Neuro Health Care at the Sahlgrenska University Hospital. At the Department there are about twenty research groups.

Project title: Statistical modelling for prediction of clinical outcomes in neonatology

Job assignments

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD education in Medical Science comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: In Sweden, a recent report from a national preterm birth population cohort (2014-16), born between 22nd and 26th gestational week, showed a high rate of survival (82%), however experiencing severe neonatal morbidities in a great extent. The aim of this research project is to design, develop and validate individual prediction models for preterm infants with emphasis on neonatal morbidities especially the eye disease ROP.

A newly developed method, Poisson regression for time-varying data, providing a possibility to estimate and describe hazard functions will be employed both using available data at birth and longitudinal time-dependent data. The outcomes will be validated and compared to the outcomes of other statistical methods, in order to develop an optimal method that provides individual timing of the highest risk to need ROP treatment in order to prevent blindness. In addition, the individual cumulative risk with confidence limits for needing treatment of ROP will be calculated and validated. The suggested method is specifically enabling the user to study the interactions between the timing scale and the predictive parameters, i.e. it allows studying the change over time in the effects on the outcome for a predictor, which is crucial for development of morbidities in neonatology. The degree of intrauterine growth retardation i.e. birth weight SDS is a very important risk factor for many neonatal morbidities. As proper BWSDS references are lacking in this population one subproject will be to develop a new BWSDS reference that will be used as one of the predictors in the models. The results from this PhD project are planned to be used as “rule-models” for developing individual prediction models for timing of event and risk of developing neonatal morbidities as well as to be employed in the neonatal clinical planning and decision-making.  

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Medical Science if he or she has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies.

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

It is desired that the applicant has a background as a statistician with specific competence regarding risk prediction models and experience in handling survival data and data in the field of neonatology. Knowledge in SAS programming and ability to understand and use new statistical methods is an advantage.

Employment

After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Clinical Neuroscience. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Ann Hellström, Professor, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology,
phone: +46 768 979196, e-mail: ann.hellstrom@medfak.gu.se 

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

Closing date: 2019-04-25

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday April 25th, 2019

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Immune therapy in cancer

Diary id: PAR 2019/345
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Biomedicine
Apply by: 2019-04-25

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is located at the Institute of Biomedicine at the Faculty of Health Care Sciences at Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg. Research at the Department is conducted within microbiology and immunology, particularly at mucosal surfaces, and includes preclinical as well as clinical studies. The main research focus includes studies of the mechanisms of disease and immunity during various mucosal infections, vaccine research, adjuvant development and gastrointestinal disorders such as inflammatory bowel disease and colon cancer. Research in hematopoiesis, cellular ageing and protein quality control are also carried out at the department. Research is performed in close collaboration with Sahlgrenska University Hospital as well as research labs in Sweden, Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia. We offer undergraduate courses in Medicine, Pharmacy, Biomedical Research Analyst and Biology/Immunology. At the Department there are 15 research groups with broad competence in the fields of microbiology and immunology.

Project title: Identification of specific biomarkers to predict response to immune therapy in lung cancer patients

Job assignments

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD education in Medical Science comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: The discovery in 2002 that blocking the receptor PD-1 expressed on CD8+ T cells can unleash potent antitumor responses has since then revolutionized cancer treatment options particularly in patients refractive to chemotherapy. In spite of the tremendous success of PD-1 blockade across multiple tumor types, a substantial number of patients remain unresponsive to the treatment. The effects of PD-1 blockade on the tumor biology and the immune system are largely unknown, particularly why some patients respond to the treatment whereas others do not.

Using high throughput gene and protein expression systems, the current PhD project will identify pathways contributing to anti-tumor response or resistance after PD-1 blockade. The data will result in the discovery of key biomarkers predicting tumor progression in a cohort of non-small cell lung cancer patients undergoing therapy with antibodies to PD-1. At the end of this project the doctoral student will develop an in depth understanding of tumor biology and immunology, particularly in non-small cell lung cancer patients. The results will advise the choice of more effective therapy approaches for patients not responding to PD-1 blockade. A strong collaboration between Sahlgrenska Academy and the Sahlgrenska University hospital gives this PhD project a translational approach with a strong clinical relevance.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Medical Sciences if he or she has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies.

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Employment

After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Biomedicine, Department of Microbiology and Immunology. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Sukanya Raghavan, Associate Professor, Institute of Biomedicine, phone: +46 31 786 6246,
e-mail: sukanya.raghavan@microbio.gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

Closing date: 2019-04-25

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday April 25th, 2019

Doctoral student in Medical Science – Population and Clinical Epidemiology

Diary id: PAR 2019/358
Employment level: Fixed term
Location: Institute of Medicine
Apply by: 2019-05-02

The Krefting Research Centre (KRC), Institute of Medicine, University of Gothenburg, is recruiting a candidate to an exciting PhD position in population and clinical epidemiology of airway diseases in adults. KRC is a multidisciplinary research centre (involving studies in epidemiology, mechanism and translation, and extracellular vesicles) catalysing investigations in airway diseases and allergy. KRC main funding body is the VBG Group Herman Krefting Foundation for Asthma and Allergy Research and has over 20 researchers, post docs, PhD-students and nurses working at the centre. Most works at KRC are based on the ongoing West Sweden Asthma Study (WSAS), which is one of the largest Europe’s population-based longitudinal studies in airway diseases.

Project title: Socioeconomic influences on airway diseases in a life-course perspective in Nordic countries

Job assignments

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded, duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD education in Medical Science comprise carrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see https://medarbetarportalen.gu.se/sahlgrenskaakademin/forskarutbildning/languageId=100001

Project: This PhD project will be based partly on the WSAS study and partly on the so-called Nordic Epilung project. The Epilung project is a Nordic multi-country study investigating different aspects of the epidemiology of airway diseases, particularly the influence of socioeconomic variations, funded by NordForsk under the Nordic Council. The project centers include Sweden (Universities of Umeå and Gothenburg), Norway (Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim), and Finland (Universities of Helsinki and Tampere) and based on the WSAS, OLIN (Northern Sweden), FinEsS (Finland), and HUNT (Norway) longitudinal population-based studies. The Epilung project brings together a rich multidisciplinary expertise in epidemiology, medicine, statistics, economics and behavioural sciences. This PhD position provides a continuous interaction across the Epilung platform and involves some traveling, as needed, across the project centers. The primary tasks of the candidate will include planning specific studies; implementing appropriate statistical analysis of the collected data; and writing and publishing scientific papers from the project. The project involves analyzing large and complex data sets.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle studies if he or she:
1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification
2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad

A person meets the specific entry requirements for third-cycle studies in Medical Science if he or she has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies.

Assessment

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:
– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields
– experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology
– scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like.

Documented experience in working with studies in epidemiology, public health, medicine, economics, and statistics is of value. Experience in applying common statistical techniques, such as regression modeling, is of merit. Ability to implement such techniques using appropriate statistical programs, such as SPSS, Stata, R, or other relevant programs, is desired.

Employment

After admission to third-cycle studies you will be appointed to doctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may be appointed to a doctoral studentship for a total of eight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicin, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. Extent: 100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For further information regarding the position

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor, 
Bright Nwaru, Institute of Medicine, e-mail: bright.nwaru@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

  • Personal letter
  • CV
  • Diploma and transcripts showing that you meet with the general entry requirement
  • Proof of completion of  English 6 course or the acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at https://www.universityadmissions.se/en/All-you-need-to-know1/Applying-for-studies/Documenting-your-eligibility-for-studies/Instructions-for-Masters-applicants/Specific-requirements-for-my-country1/ where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

  • If your degree has not been verified by a Swedish authority you need to provide contact details to the issuing university, registrar or similar, that can verify the degree at our request.

Closing date: 2019-05-02

The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.

Apply

Read the job description at the university homepage

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 47 500 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

Post expires on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

One or more doctoral students in Sport Science

Diary id: PAR 2019/180
Employment level: Time limited employment (temporary)
Location: Dept of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science
Apply by: 2019-03-29

The research at the department is characterized by a clear educational connection, multidisciplinary collaborations and close contact with the outside world. The main focus of the department’s research is to develop and convey scientific knowledge and professional competence that can contribute to effectively promoting sustainable habits regarding sport, physical activity and food. The department has two postgraduate education subjects Food/Nutrition and Sports Science. 

Sport Science is a third-cycle subject focussing on sport, exercise and physical activity applying a multidisciplinary perspective. Sport Science involves studies of the body and of those participating in sport and physically active individuals, the development of sports culture in society and sport as a collective term for top-level (elite) sport, exercise and experience sports as well as outdoor life and recreation. The starting point adopted is that physical and sports activities can promote health and well-being, performance and aesthetic experience.

The Department of Nutrition and Sports Science declare one or more full-time positions as a doctoral student with admission to postgraduate studies in the subject of Sport Science. We are looking for you who want to educate yourself at postgraduate level in Sport Science and work with research with the aim of developing and conveying scientific knowledge and professional competence that can contribute to effectively promoting sustainable habits regarding food.

Job assignments and terms of employment

Employment as doctural student means research studies and postgraduate education equivalent to four years full time. The Departments General Syllabus for degree of Sports Science is to be found on http://www.iki.gu.se/utbildning/forskarutbildning/studieplaner/. The student will engage in doctoral studies. In addition to this, the applicant may be required to fulfil duties relating to education, research and administrative work in accordance with special provisions of the regulations in the Higher Education Ordinance (max 20%). The employment is then extended by the corresponding amount of time.

Eligibility

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

General entry requirements for postgraduate studies requires the applicant to have:

  1. a degree awarded at the second-cycle level,
  2. obtained at least 240 credits from courses, of which at least 60 credits are from the second-cycle level, or
  3. acquired the equivalent knowledge by some other means, within or outside Sweden.

Specific entry requirements

Admission to postgraduate studies in Sports Science requires at least 90 credits in Sports Science, which includes a degree project of at least 15 credits or equivalent knowledge acquired by other means. Specific entry requirements are also met if the equivalent knowledge has essentially been acquired by other means within or outside Sweden.

Employment

The position is a temporary position of four years according to the Higher Education Ordinance with an extent of 100 %. The employment is located at the University of Gothenburg, at the department of Nutrition and Sports Science.
Employment starts 2nd september 2019.

Futher information

For questions about postgraduate education in general please contact Director Research Studies Anders Raustorp, tel. 0708-118706, e-post: anders.raustorp@gu.se

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives

How to apply

The application must contain the following parts:

  1. Personal letter where you describe yourself and justify why you are interested in the doctoral student service. Also state current contact information for two reference persons who know your performance well, for example. former employer, supervisor or teacher in sports science or equivalent.

  2. In cases where there are collaborative parties and co-financing for the doctoral student project, please state which form of co-financing, during which period and a signed letter of intention from the financier.

  3. Resume list that includes completed courses and university courses as well as employment. Also attach certified copies of diplomas and proof of special eligibility.

  4. Copies of thesis / essay and any publications or manuscripts.

  5. Suggestions for project plan for how you would like to proceed to develop and convey scientific knowledge and professional competence in accordance with the subject of Sport Science study plan for postgraduate education.
  6.  Any other documents requested.

The project plan (1-4 pages) must be written in English and contain the following headings: Background, purpose, materials and method, timetable, meaning (eg proposals for reporting results and expected application) and feference.

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.

Closing date: 2019-03-29

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The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 37 000 students and 6 000 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

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