Uppsala universitet, Institutionen för kvinnors och barns hälsa

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The position is within the research group Clinical Psychology in Healthcare, Department of Women’s and Children’s Health. The research group is hosting the strategic, interdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary research program U-CARE (http://www.u-care.uu.se). In U-CARE we specialize in the development, piloting, and evaluation of e-Mental Health interventions for people with somatic disease, and their significant others. U-CARE has several international collaborations and our broad competence within research methodology has been acknowledged in the latest evaluation of research conducted at Uppsala University.

Duties/Project Description: The person we are looking for will work on two projects. One project is focused on testing and evaluating a webbased self-help program for parents of children treated for cancer. The second project is focused on the development, testing, and evaluation of a guided self-help intervention for depression in people with dementia living in the community.

The successful applicant will support the principal investigators to coordinate the work within the two projects, including supervision of project coordinators and research assistants, development of study protocols, managing ethical approval processes, monitoring recruitment and retention, liaising with project members and external collaborators, writing for publication, and contribute to the process of securing research funds.

Required qualifications:

To be eligible for the position, you need to have completed a PhD in Behavioural Sciences, Health Care Sciences, Psychology or a related field. The candidate must have a track record in the design and delivery of clinically relevant research, for example, psychological treatment development and evaluation. The candidate must also have specialist knowledge and experience in feasibility and pilot studies, controlled trials, and qualitative research methods. Very good ability to write and speak in the English language is also essential.

Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability such as flexibility, ability to prioritize, good teamwork and quality awareness. You will also have experience of supervision of others and very strong organizational and administrative skills.

Meriting skills:

  • Experience of working with mental health populations
  • Experience of participatory action research and patient and public involvement in research.
  • A publication track record

Application: Your application should be written in English. It should contain the following:

  • Your Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of your degree certificates
  • Your PhD thesis
  • A letter of motivation (maximum two pages)
  • Your complete publication list, including URL/DOI to respective papers.
  • Contact information for a minimum of two references

Uppsala University values the qualities that an even distribution of gender and diversity brings with it. Therefore, applicants of all sexes, birth countries, functionalities, and life experiences, are welcome to apply.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary.

Starting date: 2019-03-01 or otherwise agreed

Type of position: Full time position.

Anställningsform: Temporary position ending 2020-02-28 with a possibility of prolongation.

For further information about the position please contact either the research group leader, Professor Louise von Essen (louise-von.essen@kbh.uu.se, +46-070-4250714) or Dr Joanne Woodford (joanne.woodford@kbh.uu.se, +46184716573).

Please submit your application by 2019-02-03, UFV-PA 2018/4512.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-03-01 or otherwise agreed
Salary Fixed pay
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4512
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 20.Dec.2018
Last application date 03.Feb.2019 11:59 PM CET

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