Subject area description
Health Statistics at the Health Metrics unit, Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Institute of Medicine, has a primary focus on applied statistical analyses in the health and medical sciences. Parts where we have substantial teaching and research include survival analysis, causal inference, econometrics, multivariate methods. The unit also has a role to coordinate all teaching and research in health and medical statistics at the medical faculty (Sahlgrenska Academy) at the university of Gothenburg.
The work tasks include teaching health and medical statistics in one or more of the degree programs at the Sahlgrenska Academy and conduct independent research on topics related to applied health and medical statistics. Moreover, tasks include research and statistical consulting in interdisciplinary research teams at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and the Västra Götaland region. It is also expected that the candidate will actively seek external research funding as a principal investigator as well as a part in other research groups. Some administrative duties are also part of the position. Teaching is most often conducted in English, but some courses/workshops are given in Swedish. If the candidate is not able to teach in Swedish upon appointment, it is expected that the candidate will be able to do so within a number of years.
The qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
PhD in Statistics, Health/Medical Statistics, or Mathematical Statistics. Terminal degrees in other statistical areas (e.g. epidemiology or econometrics) may be substituted on a case-by-case basis. Demonstrated pedagogical skills are also required.
Regulations for the evaluation of qualifications for academic positions are given in Chapter 4, Section 3 - 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance.
Pedagogical and research qualifications will be equally important in evaluating applicants. The evaluation of research will rely strongly on the proposed statistical research program and its relevance to the work carried out at Health Metrics. Of importance is also experience in applied statistical analyses of health and medical data from clinical trials and/or from large health registers. Experience of statistical consulting with clinical and medical research groups is also an important criterion. In terms of pedagogical qualifications, primary focus will be on experience of teaching statistics to students in health and medical degree programs with no prior background of (university-level) statistics or mathematics.
Fluency in English is required. Swedish language skill is not necessary, but is a merit considering that some of our courses in the undergraduate programs are taught in Swedish.
Applications that have no formal certificates/courses on university level pedagogy are expected to complete such training during the first year of employment.
1-2 employments, full time permanent positions, located at The Institute of Medicine. First day of employment is by agreement.
For further information:
Professor Mikael Svensson, email@example.com, 4631-786 67 83.
Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg: http://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities/union-representatives
How to apply
In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. Applications must follow the layout of the recommendations for the Sahlgrenska Academy for applications for teaching positions.
It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline. The selection of candidates is made on the basis of the qualifications registered in the application.
Please note in particular that the following documents must accompany the application:
- PhD degree (in Swedish or English)
- A maximum of 10 selected scientific publications that the applicant want to refer to (in full text)
- Research plan
- Other certificates / degrees / diplomas proving the qualifications
Any documents that are not available in electronic format should be mailed in three copies, with reference number
PAR 2019/255 to:
University of GothenburgThe Sahlgrenska Academy
405 30 Göteborg
The application is to be written in English.
Closing date: 2019-04-17
The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.
Salary is determined on an individual basis.
Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.