Uppsala University, Department of Informatics and Media

This PhD position is funded by the European Union thru a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN-ETN-project. The PhD student will thereby take a part of an educational network, ENTWINE – The European Training Network on Informal Care (https://entwine-itn.eu). The position is situated at Uppsala University, Campus Gotland, Visby. The PhD student would conduct research studies affiliated to Digital Innovation Gotland Graduate Academy, a collaboration between Uppsala University and local industry and public administration.

In general, research in Information Systems is concerned with the scientific study of the use and development of IT-based information systems, including the interaction between systems, developers, users, organizations, and society. The purpose is to increase the understanding of how IT can create value for different stakeholders. The research is both theoretical and practical. Different methods are used such as traditional social scientific qualitative and quantitative empirical methods (e.g. interviews and surveys) and constructing and evaluating innovative uses of IT systems. More information about the research in Information Systems is available at: http://www.im.uu.se/forskning/informationssystem/.

We are seeking a candidate with an above-average MSc (or equivalent degree) in Information Systems, Human-Computer Interaction or related field. We expect interest in eHealth and a balanced approach to technology design and behavioral aspects of technology use in organizations. Required skills include a sound background in persuasive design, prototyping, software engineering, and design-oriented research methods. Practical experience of mixed-methods evaluation techniques is a plus. Excellent knowledge and skills in the English language is a requirement.

Qualifications required:
Appropriate background is a master degree in Information Systems, Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction or equivalent. A general description of postgraduate studies in Information Systems can be found in the general syllabus, available at: http://www.samfak.uu.se/.

The PhD position is available for all nationalities. The application will have to agree with the European commission’s mobility rule, meaning that you at the time of starting your position can not have been resident or have practiced your principal activity (e.g. work, studies etc.) in Sweden longer than 12 months during the three years directly prior to the employment (expected to be March 1, 2019). Mandatory national duty and shorter residency, e.g. vacation, is not included in this time.

The employed PhD student’s main activities will be research studies. Other duties at the department related to teaching and administration may be included in the position (maximum 20% of fulltime). For employment as PhD student, the student is required to be admitted or become admitted to the graduate program, where capability to succeed with the PhD studies is essential. Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/.

Salary is set according to local agreements at Uppsala University and in line with the rules and regulations of the EU Horizon 2020 Marie Curie Initial Training Networks. A doctoral student may be employed for maximum eight years, however the length (or duration) of the employment may not exceed the equivalent to full-time doctoral studies of four years.

For more information and to apply, see https://entwine-itn.eu/recruitment/

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University's excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the Community and from people of all backgrounds.

For further information and enquiries, please contact Professor Pär Ågerfalk, par.agerfalk@im.uu.se 471 1064 or Lecturer Jonas Sjöström jonas.sjostrom@im.uu.se 471 7702.

Salary: Individually negotiated salary

Starting date: 2019-01-01

Working hours: 100 %

Please submit your application by 30 November 2018, UFV-PA 2018/3993.

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 the International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-01-01
Salary Salary latter.
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Gotland
County Gotlands län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/3993
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 12.Nov.2018
Last application date 30.Nov.2018 11:59 PM CET

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