HICT: Doctoral Candidate in Usable and accessible eHealth Services

Updated: 3 months ago

The Helsinki Doctoral Education Network in Information and Communications Technology (HICT) is a collaborative doctoral education network hosted jointly by Aalto University and the University of Helsinki, the two leading universities within this area in Finland. The network serves as a collaboration platform for doctoral education combining all the relevant subfields of computer science and information technology at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki. It involves at present 80 professors and almost 300 doctoral students, and the participating units graduate altogether more than 40 new doctors each year.

We offer the possibility to join world-class research groups in both universities with multiple interesting research projects to choose from. The list of all open Doctoral Candidate positions in this joint call can be found here: https://hict.fi/admissions/

HICT Doctoral Candidate in Usable and accessible eHealth Services

Supervisor(s): Sari Kujala (Aalto University)

eHealth services use emerging information technology to support wellbeing, health, and healthcare. Finland is a forerunner in the digitalization of healthcare with an increasing number of national eHealth services such as Omakanta, Omaolo, and Health Village. The goal is to encourage people to be active in taking care of their health. However, eHealth services are least used by persons who need them most and not everyone can access and use the services. In two research projects (www.digiin.fi and www.nordehealth.eu ), we aim to 1) support the development of usable and acceptable eHealth services to people who are most vulnerable and maybe least interested in health and 2) benchmark national patient portals with access to electronic health in Finland, Sweden, Norway, and Estonia.

We are looking for a PhD student who is interested in the health field and wants to work on the  societally important research topic. Familiarity with the health field, user-centered design, and statistical analysis methods is preferred.

Ready to apply?

If you want to join our community and start your journey towards Doctoral dissertation submit your application via our electronic recruitment system. The application form will close 6th February 2022 at 23:59 Finnish time (UTC +2).

If you are currently working at Aalto University, please submit your application via HR System Workday (Career – Find jobs – Apply).

Please be prepared to add the following attachments:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Transcript of your Master’s studies

You will be asked to provide also the contact details of 2-3 academic referees.

What we offer?

HICT is a network of world-class professors and researchers with huge passion for their field of study. In HICT you will become part of enthusiastic and professional team of bold and innovative thinkers.

During your Doctoral studies you will be a full-time employee in either Aalto University or the University of Helsinki depending on the supervisor and the research area. You will be covered by occupational health care based on the employment contract.

More information:

General information about the joint HICT call and HICT: https://hict.fi/

General questions about HICT: Christina Sirviö, HICT team

General questions about recruitment process: Sanni Kirmanen, Aalto University HR


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