Researcher to research group International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration – University of Copenhagen

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12 December 2018

Researcher to research group International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration

Uppsala University, Department of Women's and Children's Health


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 Department of Women's and Children's Health conducts research, postgraduate education and training in gynecology, obstetrics, perinatalmedicin, paediatrics, international health, women's medicine and clinical psychology in healthcare. The activity is integrated with the Women's clinic and Children's hospital at the University Hospital and National Centre for women's safety. Research is conducted within twelve research groups and we have the graduate program in medical science.

International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) is a leading research and education centre at Uppsala University that works for improved global health with special emphasis on women’s and children’s health and nutrition. The education and research programmes address the health challenges in low- and middle-income countries and in humanitarian crises. By developing and evaluating interventions and new strategies for tackling priority health problems, IMCH makes important contributions towards equitable global health.

Work duties

To conduct research in the field of sexual and reproductive health from a global and migration-related perspective as well as teaching. The researcher will belong to a research group on international maternal and reproductive health and migration that studies sexual and reproductive health from a global and migration-related perspective, in addition to the relationship to social and cultural values. The research group conducts a number of projects in this field and collaborates with partners from several continents. All projects follow an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary approach that includes the use of both medical and social science research methods to examine the complexity of reproductive health problems.

Required qualifications

We are looking for a person with a PhD in medicine in the field of sexual and reproductive health. The candidate must have documented experience of working on sexual and global reproductive health projects in low and middle-income countries. The candidate must have knowledge of sexual and reproductive health and knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research methods. Proficiency in English and the ability to write academic text in English are necessary.

The following criteria will apply to the selection of applicants: meeting eligibility requirements, previous experience of work and/or research in the field and personal suitability.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds. 

Salary Individual salary negotiated

Start date: 1 January 2019 or otherwise agreed

Employment type: Temporary full time employment until 30 June 2019. The employment may possibly be extended.

For further information regarding the position please contact: Professor Birgitta Essén, birgitta.essen@kbh.uu.se or Professor Mats Målqvist mats.malqvist@kbh.uu.se.

You are welcome to submit your application by 18 december 2018, UFV-PA 2018/4079.

In the event of any disagreement between the English and the Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Type of employment Temporary position 3-6 months
Employment expires 2019-06-30
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2019-01-01
Salary Fast
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2018/4079
Union representative
  • Ellena Papaioannou, Seko, 018-471 3315
  • Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST, 018-471 6251
  • Per Sundman, Saco-rådet, 018-471 1485
Published 05.Dec.2018
Last application date 18.Dec.2018 11:59 PM CET

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