One or more PhD stipends in Telerehabilitation and Gamification (21-19009)

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology on or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme "Biomedical Science and Engineering". The stipends are open for appointment from 1 April 2019 or soon herafter.

Job description

The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, NMR- and electrical stimulations, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. for more see:  

In 2000 AAU established a new five year master program within biomedical engineering, in 2006 within medicine with industrial specialization, in 2007 within Sports Science and latest in 2010 within medicineand latest in 2019 within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. All educations at AAU are based on problem based teaching.

As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your future career.
Future Patient is a research project that has focus on telerehabilitation of heart patients. In the study we have developed a telerehabilitation program and a webbased heartportal where the heart patients can see measured values and read about their disease. We will like to explore if gamifaction can have an impact on ehealth literacy of heart patients. This PhD has focus on identifying the needs of the patients, designing, implementing and evaluating gamification for the heart patients.
The candidate(s) needs to have proven proficiency in:

  • HTML5/CSS and JavaScript/jQuery, C# and Unity - familiarity with Wordpress is a plus
  • designing experiments, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, statistical analysis, modeling and machine learning (R, Weka or similar)
  • designing user interfaces through a user centered design approach
  • designing data collection instruments for understanding users, their needs, and the context in which they use technology
  • publishing scientific papers

You can read about the future Patient project please see this link:

If you have questions concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends. please contact Professor Birthe Dinesen, email:,  mobile phone +45 2051 5944.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicants will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend(s).

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty of Medicine, email: , phone: +45 9940 9909.

For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.     

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