PhD Student in Medical Science with focus in Health Economics

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 15 Feb 2023

Published: 2023-01-18

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 54,000 students, more than 7,500 employees and a turnover of around SEK 8 billion.

Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
The research group CHAP - Child Health and Parenting,is a multidisciplinary group that focuses on evaluations of public health interventions, methods of working or collaboration models that focus on the improvement of health, especially among children and parents. Research is carried out in projects and often in collaboration with other universities, municipalities, county councils and NGOs, for it to be rooted in society and of use to the public. The group consists of 30 people with a background in psychology, public health, medicine, sociology, health economics, statistics, etc.

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Job assignment
The research team CHAP, Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, is looking for a PhD student in health economics, with particular focus on health economics analyses of interventions that aim to promote the mental health and wellbeing of children and adolescents.

The project requires knowledge in medicine, health economics, public health, epidemiology and statistics. The tasks include health economic analyses based on clinical trial data and register based data, as well as health economic modelling.

For admission to the PhD Program, the applicant must have completed at least 240 ECTS-credits of coursework (four years of full-time studies), including at least 60 ECTS-credits at the advanced (master) level (one year of full-time studies), or have acquired the equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Medical competence and a Master degree in health economics, as well as previous experience in health economic modeling or evaluation methodology is desirable.

Previous experience in research as well as in healthcare improvement projects is desirable.

Fluency in spoken and written English is essential and basic knowledge of Swedish are desirable.

PhD studies in Public Health and Caring Sciences - Uppsala University (

The application should include a CV and a cover letter describing previous research experience and motivation to pursuing a PhD education.  A copy of degrees, relevant publications/thesis, and other relevant documents should also be enclosed.

For further information about the position, please contact:
Filipa Sampaio, tel 076 710 24 25, Fackliga företrädare är Anders Grundström, Saco-rådet, tel. 018-471 53 80, Carin Söderhäll, TCO/ST tel. 018-471 19 96 alt. 018-471 1997 och Stefan Djurström, Seko, tel. 018-471 33 15.

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Please submit your application by 15th of Februari 2023, UFV-PA 2023/221

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Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position

Pay: Fixed salary

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: ST/TCO
Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2023/221

Last application date: 2023-02-15

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