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Position: PhD Student - Public Health Sciences
Institution: Karolinska Institutet
Department: Public Health Sciences
Location: Solna, Stockholm, Sweden
Duties: The Equity and Health Policy research group at the Department of Public Health Sciences conducts interdisciplinary studies of social differentials and trends over time in health, health-related quality of life, morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, social and economic consequences of disease and the impact of policy on health in specific groups in different contexts, using quantitative and qualitative methods. The doctoral project will focus on the social situation for survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone 2014-15. The doctoral student will analyze various aspects of stigma, social exclusion, economic consequences, social support structures, as well as reproductive health related to Ebola
Requirements: A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if he/she: has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree); or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level; or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. The applicant shall have relevant higher education in medicine or public health sciences
   
Text: Login and apply English Swedish Norwegian Danish Finnish German Norwegian (nynorsk) Dutch Chinese (BETA) Polish Doctoral (PhD) student position in Public Health Sciences Login and apply Karolinska Institutet, Department of Public Health Sciences A doctoral position is an available doctoral education project to which a PhD student is to be recruited. After the selection process the process for admission to doctoral education will commence. An admission decision will not be taken until an individual study plan has been approved by the departmental admission board. For more information regarding doctoral (PhD) education, see: http://www.ki.se/doctoral . Research group The Equity and Health Policy research group at the Department of Public Health Sciences conducts interdisciplinary studies of social differentials and trends over time in health, health-related quality of life, morbidity, mortality, health care utilization, social and economic consequences of disease and the impact of policy on health in specific groups in different contexts, using quantitative and qualitative methods. The aim is to facilitate equity-oriented health policy making. The doctoral education project and the duties of the student The doctoral education project will focus on the social situation for survivors of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone 2014-15. The doctoral student will analyze various aspects of stigma, social exclusion, economic consequences, social support structures, as well as reproductive health related to Ebola. The doctoral student will carry out the research in collaboration with international organizations, such as the World Health Organization (WHO) and part of the project will be conducted in Freetown, Sierra Leone and at WHO, Geneva. The project is multidisciplinary and the doctoral student will have the opportunity to work in an international research environment and draw on expertise in public health, infectious diseases, social medicine, epidemiology, health economy and other relevant disciplines. The doctoral student is expected to contribute to the study design, collection and collation of data in Sierra Leone, data analysis and publication of results. The student will participate in the doctoral courses at KI, and is also expected to contribute to teaching and research dissemination. Entry requirements for doctoral education at KI To be eligible for doctoral education following requirements has to be met: General entry requirements A person meets the general entry requirements for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education (according to Higher Education Ordinance Chapt 7, section 39) if he/she: has been awarded advanced/second-cycle/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle/master level, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad. Specific entry requirements Proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school: Proficiency in the English language can be documented by an internationally recognized test such as TOEFL or IELTS, see web-link below for more information. Applicants who meet the general entry requirements (1 or 2 above) from a university in one of the Nordic countries fulfill the requirements in English. For more information regarding general and specific entry requirements: http://ki.se/en/education/entry-requirements-eligibility-for-doctoral-education The applicant shall have relevant higher education in medicine or public health sciences. Skills and personal qualities It is desirable that the applicant has experience of working with Ebola-survivors. Previous field work in low- or middle-income countries is an asset, as are international postings and work for international organizations. It is also a merit to have conducted research, especially using epidemiological and qualitative methods. The applicant needs to be a good communicator and be able to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team. Assessment criteria A selection will be made among qualified applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. Karolinska Institutet uses the following bases of assessment: - Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research - Analytical skill - Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis. Terms and conditions All doctoral students at KI receive financial support during their doctoral education and employment on a doctoral studentship is the most common sort of support. During the time between recruitment and admission a short-term employment can be offered for up to 6 months. Application process An application must contain the following documents in Swedish or English: A personal letter and curriculum vitae A copy of degree certificates and associated certificates A copy of degree projects and any previous publications The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system. Karolinska Institutet is one of the world´s leading medical universities. Its mission is to contribute to the improvement of human health through research and education. Karolinska Institutet accounts for over 40 per cent of the medical academic research conducted in Sweden and offers the country´s broadest range of education in medicine and health sciences. Since 1901 the Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet has selected the Nobel laureates in Physiology or Medicine. Pursuant to the regulations of the Swedish National Archives, applications are kept on file for two years after the appointment has gained legal force. The regulations do not apply to attachments that have been printed or otherwise published. Karolinska Institutet strives to provide a workplace that has approximately the same number of women and men, is free of discrimination and offers equal opportunity to everyone. For temp agencies and recruiters, and to salespersons: We politely, yet firmly, decline direct contact with temp agencies and recruiters, as well as those selling additional job announcements. Type of employment PhD placement Contract type Full time First day of employment As agreed Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Working hours 100% City Stockholm County Stockholms län Country Sweden Reference number 2-3505/2017 Contact Knut Lönnroth, Professor/Senior physician, knut.lonnroth@ki.se Union representative Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 46 70-173 85 75, biborka.bveress@ki.se Magnus Anå, OFR, 46 8-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.se Henry Wölling, SEKO, 46 8-524 840 80, henry.wolling@ki.se Published 14.Jul.2017 Last application date 04.Aug.2017 11:59 PM CET Share links Login and apply Return to job vacancies Karolinska Institutet is using Varbi recruitment system in the recruitment process. COOKIES × Modal title
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