Doctoral student in Occupational and Environmental Medicine

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 17 Dec 2023

26 Nov 2023
Job Information

Lunds universitet

Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Dep of Laboratory Medicine, Lund
Research Field

Medical sciences » Medicine
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

17 Dec 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Description of the workplace
The Department of Occupational and Environmental Medicine is part of the Institution of Laboratory Medicine at Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. Our research contributes to identifying health risks in work and the surrounding environment, eliminate these risks, prevent ill-health and promote health. In our research is combined including medical, epidemiological, technical, analytical and field skills. The focus is on the research areas Work environment, Environmental environment, Planetary health and Lifestyle factors.

What we offer
Lund University is a public authority, which means that you will have special benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension. We also have a flexitime agreement that creates good conditions for work/life balance. Read more on the University’s website about being a Lund University employee, Work at Lund University

Work duties and areas of responsibility
The employment concerns work and studies for two years as a doctoral student for a licentiate degree.

We are looking for an employee who wants to participate in the research project "Co-creation for sustainable working life development within health and medical care', the purpose of which is to identify, analyse and develop measures for healthy and sustainable working life in healthcare organisations together with practitioners within ongoing intervention models. You can read more about the project on
Within the project, you as a doctoral student will work with quantitative and qualitative data in a multidisciplinary group together with other researchers and in close collaboration with practitioners in the health care organisation.
A Licentiate of Medical Science comprises 120 higher education credits and these include part one course part and part one licentiate thesis. The licentiate thesis must contain at least one scientific manuscript in publishable condition written by the licentiate as first author as well as a short framework story.  

The following assessment criteria are applied for the position: goal- and result-oriented, previous study results, ability to independence, theoretical awareness, ability to acquire supervision, analytical ability, personal maturity, flexibility, self-motivated, persistent, good cooperation skills, problem solving, good language skills to be able to communicate orally and in writing in Swedish and English, as well as the quality of previous independent work.

Great importance is placed on the ability to work independently, cooperation with others, and being able to keep dead-lines.

Requirements for the position are:

  • Good ability to communicate and interact with different groups, such as healthcare personals, managers, HR and authorities.
  • Knowledge and skills in qualitative and quantitative methods
  • Good computer skills and experience with software for data management, and quantitative analysis (SPSS) and qualitative analysis (NVivo).

Additional qualifications for the position are:

  • Previous experience of working in research and development projects, as well as experience of quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Previous experience of leading group discussions, focus groups, research circles.
  • Experience in nursing, public health, behavioral or occupational science work
  • To have worked in a health, care and social care organization yourself.

Research expertise is the foremost criterion for employment. The evaluation of applicants will take account of their research profile, experience and knowledge.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses in a relevant subject within the interdisciplinary field of medical science
or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish higher education regulation- "högskoleförordningen" (1993: 100).
Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure for 2 years  on fulltime, according to HF 5 kap 7§, with start from 2024-01-01 or according to agreement.

How to apply
You apply for the position via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to include a personal letter describing how you meet the qualification requirements and why you are interested in the position. The application is also to include a CV with a copy of your degree and any other documents to which you wish to draw attention (copies of degree certificates, grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)

Research Field
Medical sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Research Field
Medical sciences
Years of Research Experience

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Lunds universitet

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