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Research assistant with focus on public health in developing countries

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  • Anställning

    Deltid, 6 månader eller längre

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    25 juni

  • Sök jobbet senast

    11 augusti

Om jobbet

At Mälardalen University people meet who want to develop themselves and the future. Our 15 000 students read courses and study programmes in Business, Health, Engineering and Education. We conduct research within all areas of education and have internationally outstanding research in future energy and embedded systems. Our close cooperation with the private and public sectors enables us at MDH to help people feel better and the earth to last longer. Mälardalen University is located on both sides of Lake Mälaren with campuses in Eskilstuna and Västerås.

At the School of Health, Care and Social Welfare our students are studying to be for example behavioural scientists, public health scientists, physiotherapists, nurses, social workers and specialist nurses. Here we have the research specialisation of Health and Welfare. Our work takes place in cooperation with and in strategic agreements with county councils, municipalities and companies in the region.

Employment information

Employment: Temporary employment
Scope: Part-time 80% during September 1 and December 31, 2020, plus 50% during January 1 and May 31, 2021.   
Closing date for application: August 11, 2020
Campus location: Västeras
School: School of Health, Care and Social Welfare, (HVV)

Position description

We are looking for a research assistant to be part of a multi-disciplinary and international team at Mälardalen University and KTH - Royal Institute of Technology. The team will be working with a project aiming at increasing awareness of the benefits of digital learning, digital health literacy, the global sustainability goals, public health and nutrition among government officials, and in this project specifically in Ethiopia and Rwanda. The research assistant will be responsible for preparing online learning material regarding the global sustainability goals, public health and nutrition relevant for the health and agricultural situation in these countries, as well as interacting with government officials in Ethiopia and host visitors from Ethiopia. For the online training program targeting government officials we will use a state-of-the-art method called Open Learning Initiative. The project is financed by the Swedish Institute and will be documented and presented in scientific papers and conferences. 

Qualification requirements

Qualifications for the position is having a bachelor or master degree in public health, global health, nutrition or corresponding topic. Previous experience from working in the field of public health, global health, nutrition, or the global sustainability goals in practice, research or in education as well as have experience from working in Ethiopia, or neighboring countries, are required. Being fluent in English, both in written and oral, is required.

Being able to work independently, plan and execute projects as well as document the process is essential. Moreover, paying attention to details, being able to collaborate with others, and extensive experience from using computers are important aspects of the work.

Decisive importance is attached to personal suitability. We value the qualities that an even distribution of age and gender, as well as ethnic and cultural diversity, can contribute to the organization.


Qualifications that are considered to be a merit are work experience from Ethiopia related to the global sustainability goals (Agenda 2030), public health, global health and nutrition. Experience from teaching, scientific writing and communication are  merits.


Application is made online. Make your application by clicking the "Apply" button below.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that the application is complete in accordance with the advertisement and will reach the University no later than closing date for application.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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