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Doctoral student in psychology

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    Heltid, 6 månader eller längre

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  • Publicerad

    25 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 augusti

Om jobbet

Örebro University is currently offering research study opportunities in psychology at the School of Law, Psychology, and Social Work. For the successful candidate, the programme will conclude with the award of the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in psychology. The start date of the programme is in the Autumn of 2020.

Research in psychology at Örebro University focuses mainly on developmental psychology and health psychology. The successful candidate will join the Center for Lifespan Developmental Research (LEADER). The researchers affiliated with LEADER conduct research to contribute to the understanding of various aspects of human functioning and development in youth and elderly.

We are looking for a doctoral student with curiosity and interest in psychology with a specialization in development, adjustment, and integration of immigrant youth. The doctoral project includes research on how to promote adjustment and integration of immigrant youth as part of a larger project funded by the Swedish Research Council ( Further information about the project is available at The candiate is expected to collaborate with the project team in different phases of the project and develop a dissertation project based on the project data.

Own research experience in psychology, especially in research related to development of youth with immigrant background is a merit. As the research project involves developing interventions to promote adjustment and integration of newly arrived immigrant youth, it is particularly advantageous if the applicant has good knowledge of or experience with prevention and promotion programs. The applicant must have very good knowledge of English that is needed to pass the postgraduate education in addition to good command of Swedish. It is also a merit if the applicant submits a research plan (max. 5 pages) over the intended area for the research studies, including a theoretical framework, purpose and issues and method. The most qualified candidates will be called for an interview.

Online information

Information on admission to the programme, application form, the general syllabus for the subject, the Regulations Handbook, and other information can be found on Örebro University’s webpage for research student information: You can find information about ”How to apply for admission to doctoral studies” below.

For more information on the programme and the post, please contact Metin Özdemir, Associate Professor of Psychology e-mail: 

Örebro University actively pursues an equal work environment and values the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

The programme

The successful candidate is offered a place on the research study programme concluding with the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. The programme comprises 240 credits, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. Extensions to the study period are granted for instance to compensate for any sick leave and parental leave.

Information on programme content and organisation can be found in the general syllabus for the subject. or

Doctoral studentships

The position is offered as a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme. Duties such as teaching, administration and research other than the student’s own thesis project may be included, however with no more than 20 per cent of a full-time post. To compensate for time spent on such duties, extensions to the programme length and funding period will be granted. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is 27500 SEK per month.

Read more about entry requirements, selection and application on


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