PhD Stipend in Clinical Decision Making (23-21098)

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PhD Stipend in Clinical Decision Making (23-21098)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Medicine, a PhD stipend is available within Clinical Nursing Research focusing on Clinical Decision-Making. The stipend is open for appointment from 1 January 2022, or soon hereafter. The PhD stipend will be part of a cross-institutional collaboration between Department of Clinical Medicine, Aalborg University, Clinical Nursing Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg Municipality, and University College, North Denmark Region, Denmark. The PhD project focuses on the decision-making processes among adult people with developmental disabilities living in group homes. The focus derives from studies underlining that people with developmental disabilities have poorer health status and shorter life span compared to the general population. This calls for an attention on health promotion and disease prevention. The interest of this PhD stipend is specifically decision-making processes among people with developmental disabilities related to health promotion and disease prevention and how the disability support workers support their decision-making. The aim is to identify influencing factors on decision-making processes of people with developmental disabilities living in group homes. As the research setting is within Danish group homes, it is a requirement that the PhD candidate speaks and understands Danish.

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The PhD candidate will be part of an international research collaboration between Clinical Nursing Research Unit, Aalborg University Hospital, Aalborg University, Denmark and Adelaide Nursing School, University of Adelaide, Australia. The supervision team will include researchers from Aalborg University, University College of Northern Denmark and University of Adelaide, Australia. Exchange periods to University of Adelaide are included as part of the PhD stipend.
You may obtain further information from Professor Mette Grønkjær, Department of Clinical Medicine, phone: +45 51 29 08 26, email: concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.
PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree within health or healthcare sciences. Due to the focus of the research, candidates with an education and professional background within healthcare are prioritized. 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. The candidate will be enrolled under the PhD Program: Health Care, Health Promotion and Organizations. 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.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Ruth Klitte, The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Medicine, email: , phone: +45 99 40 79 93.
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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 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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