Uppsala University, Department of Women's and Children's Health

Postdoctoral researcher focusing on patients online record access and digital care 

The employment is placed in the Participatory eHealth and Health Data research group at the department of Women’s and Children’s health. The Department of Women's and Children's Health (KBH) is an international and multi-professional department that focuses on health and welfare. The global health perspective is always present, and we collaborate across professions and clinical areas, within both education and research.

The research group is connected to Uppsala MedTech Science & Innovation (https://medtech.uu.se/), a interdisciplinary research center focusing on medical technology and eHealth. The group is led by Maria Hägglund, and studies implementation and use of e-health and new technology in healthcare and for self-care.

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eHealth is an interdisciplinary research field encompassing research with a focus on how digital solutions can be used for self-care and within healthcare and social care to improve health and/or quality of care. The field includes studies on needs, design, implementation, and evaluation of eHealth in many different contexts, with many different stakeholders, and a wide range of research methods. This position will focus specifically on research on patients online access to their electronic health records (often referred to as “open notes” in the US). A specific focus will be on people with chronic pain and/or mental health issues. The research will be performed in Sweden and internationally.

The person we offer the position to will work in a research project focusing on patients’ online record access, and how patients can take a more active role in identification and handling of errors or missing information in the record. Work tasks include to in collaboration with already involved researchers monitor recruitment; participate in collection of both quantitative (mainly survey studies) and qualitative data through observations and interviews; participate in analysis of the gathered data; and to process and report results in scientific publications. Teaching can also be a part of the work, no more than 20% of the full-time work.

For employment as a postdoctoral researcher you must have a doctor’s degree, or a foreign degree equivalent to a doctor’s degree, within the area health informatics, implementation research (focusing on eHealth), or related research areas. Previous research on patients’ online record access, both in Sweden and internationally, are requirements for the position. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. The person we are looking for should be very motivated and have scientific merits in the relevant field. Very good English skills, spoken and in writing is a requirement. Personal characteristics are important for our choice of candidate; the applicant should be structured, analytical, careful, and have good collaboration skills. 

Additional qualifications

  • Experience of usability studies, evaluation studies within the eHealth area, systematic literature reviews, meta analysis, and Delphi-studies
  • Experience of working with quantitative and qualitative methods, and independently writing scientific publications
  • Project administration and collaboration in international research projects
  • Publications in scientific journals

Application procedure
Your application should be written in English and include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copies of degree certificate
  • A personal letter (max 2 pages)
  • Complete publication list including URL/DOI to each publication
  • Contact information to at least two references, whereof at least one to a current or previous employer

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement. Scope of employment 100%. Starting date as soon as possible or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Research group leader Docent Maria Hägglund, maria.hägglund@kbh.uu.se, 018-471 6257.

Please submit your application by 16 of february 2023, UFV-PA 2023/449.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/449
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 03.Feb.2023
Last application date 16.Feb.2023 11:59 PM CET

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