Researcher in Child Health and Parenting
Uppsala University Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Researcher in Child Health and Parenting

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 46.000 students, 7.300 employees and a turnover of SEK 7.3 billion.

Job description - We are looking for a researcher to work in our new project, Healthier Wealthier Families. It is a pilot study of a program aimed at mitigating child poverty in Sweden. The researcher will be responsible for communicating with our project partners, writing the ethics application, conducting data collection and data analysis and writing reports, both popular science and scientific publications.

Requirements - PhD in psychology, behavioral sciences, social work, health services research or public health, with a focus on intervention research and/or implementation. Good knowledge of statistical analysis is a requirement. You should be able to manage the statistical program SPSS, or equivalent, and be able to conduct basic data analysis independently and determine when specialist knowledge of statistics is needed. Previous work on literature reviews (eg using PICO criteria) is especially well regarded.

Similarly, experience in data collection and analysis, as well as publications in international peer reviewed journals is a requirement. Very good knowledge of English - both oral and written - is a requirement as we work internationally and publish in English. Knowledge of Swedish is also a requirement for communicating with our national project partners and for producing reports in Swedish.

You should be ambitious, serious and have the habit of delivering what you undertake. Good social skills are important for building relationships with our project partners as well as the users, which will be an important part of the project. We want you to work independently, but enjoy being part of a team.

Desired skills and experience: Previous experience in project management is also a merit, as is postdoc experience.

The application must contain a curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and a personal letter.

SalaryAs agreed.

Starting date: August 17, 2020 or as agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary employment 12-13 months with possibility of extension. 

Scope of employment:  100%

For further information about the position, please contact: Anna Sarkadi,

Welcome with your application no later than August 5th 2020, UFV-PA 2020/2288. 

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services.

Submit your application through Uppsala University's recruitment system.

Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2020/2288

Last application date: 2020-08-05

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