Researcher in the field of refugee children’s health – University of Copenhagen

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09 August 2018

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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.

The research team CHAP - Child Health and Parenting, is a multidisciplinary group with a primary focus on evaluations within public health. Research is carried out in projects and often in collaboration with municipalities, county councils and NGOs.

The mental health of refugee children and youth has been recognized as a significant public health issue in Sweden. CHAP conducts research within this area with a focus of interventions to decrease mental health problems in this target group. We have received funding from the Kavli Foundation to conduct a randomized controlled trial of the Teaching Recovery Techniques – a group intervention for post-traumatic stress in refugee children and youth. We are now looking for a researcher to work in the project.

Job assignment: 
The researcher's mission is to be responsible for ethics application, trial registration, data collection, data analysis and report writing, both to the financier and to our project partners, as well as for scientific publication. In addition, presenting the work in various contexts are included as well as supervising research assistants in the project.

Doctoral degree in psychology, behavioral science or medical science, focusing on migration and / or mental health. Good knowledge in statistical analysis is a requirement. You should be able to manage SPSS or equivalent, and be able to perform basic data analysis independently and determine when specialist knowledge in statistics is needed. You should also have knowledge about the analytical methods that can be used in intervention studies and for data collected over time. 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. Good knowledge of Swedish is also desirable to communicate with our national project partners and to produce reports in Swedish. Nevertheless, international candidates not proficient in Swedish will be considered. You should be ambitious, serious and have the habit of delivering what you commit to you. Good social skills are important for building relationships with our project partners as well as working with users, which will be an important part of the project. We want you to work independently, but enjoy joining a team. Language skills in Farsi, Dari or Arabic are relevant to this assignment and will be taken into account in particular. Previous experience of project management is desirable, as well as postdoctoral experience abroad.

Application procedure

The application should include the following documents:

  • A complete CV, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, current position, international collaborations, and supervision work
  • A complete list of publications
  • A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  • Copy of doctorate degree and other relevant documents.

The position is available for one year with a possibility of an extension.  

Start date: As agreed.

Contact person: Anna Sarkadi,

Please submit your application by 15th of August, UFV-PA 2018/1666.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment As Agreed
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/1666
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 01. Aug. 2018
Last application date

15. Aug. 2018 11:59 PM CET

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