Skilled and committed employees are a crucial factor in the success of Linköping University. And we need more of them. Our core expertise comes from teachers and researchers, but a successful university requires experienced and motivated employees in many fields. Everyone is important. We need to recruit many new employees thanks to, among all, an expansion in our research activity. We need you here. We look forward to receiving your application!

The Department of Health, Medicine and Caring Sciences (HMV) conducts teaching and research across a wide range of medical disciplines and is noted for its interdisciplinary profile. The aim of the department’s operations is to provide relevant training against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving healthcare sector and a society in constant flux. HMV is located both in Linköping and Norrköping .
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We are looking for a PhD student in medical science

Your work assignments
The project focuses on e-Health at home for patients with heart diseases. The number of patients with heart disease is increasing and self-care is crucial to improve the patients’ quality of life and prognosis. The overall purpose of the project is to evaluate a novel home-based self-care support programme using e-Health technology for monitoring of lung fluid status and virtual home visits in patients with heart failure with focus on effects and implementation.

In this research project will you as doctoral student be involved in all of the research process as follows:

  • Coordination of primary care and/or outpatient clinics.
  • Recruiting study participants.
  • Data collection (e.g., have an interview with patients, family caregivers, and healthcare professionals, a survey using a questionnaire, data collection from medical records)
  • Data analysis (e.g., quantitative and qualitative analysis)
  • Report research outcomes via conferences and scientific papers

The project helps to acquire a broad knowledge of both qualitative and quantitative research and theoretical breadth regarding e-Health, self-care, home care, and cardiovascular nursing.     

As a doctoral student, you devote most of your time to doctoral studies and the research projects of which you are part. Your work may also include teaching or other departmental duties, up to a maximum of 20% of full-time.

Your workplace
You will work in the Division of Nursing Sciences and Reproductive Health at the department of Health, Medicine, and Caring Sciences. We have collaborative projects focused on self-care and chronic diseases and you can be involved in these projects as well.

We have a strategic network for senior and junior researchers at Linköping University where e-Health is one of the focus areas. The aim of the network is also to help junior researchers to develop their research competence and their carrier as well as to expand their network nationally and internationally.

Your qualifications
You have graduated at Master’s level in nursing or completed courses with a minimum of 240 credits, at least 60 credits of which must be in advanced courses in nursing. Alternatively, you have gained essentially corresponding knowledge in another way.

You should have a nursing license. You are interested in in e-Health and nursing care for patients with heart diseases and/or elderly patients. You can write and speak both Swedish and English at a basic level.

It is also meritorious to have experience with clinical nursing, especially with cardiac patients and/or elderly patients.

Terms of employment
In connection with your admission to the doctoral program, your employment as a doctoral student is handled. More information about the doctoral studies at each faculty is available at Doctoral studies at Linköping University

The employment has a duration of four years’ full-time equivalent. You will initially be employed for a period of one year. The employment will subsequently be renewed for periods of maximum duration two years, depending on your progress through the study plan. The employment may be extended up to a maximum of five years, based on the amount of teaching and departmental duties you have carried out. Further extensions can be granted in special circumstances.

Starting date
By agreement.

Salary and employment benefits
The salary of doctoral students is determined according to a locally negotiated salary progression.
More information about employment benefits at Linköping University is available here.

Union representatives
Information about union representatives, see Help for applicants

Application procedure
Apply for the position by clicking the “Apply” button below. Your application must be received no later than 1 September 2022

Applications and documents received after the date above will not be considered.

Equal opportunities

We welcome applicants with different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives – diversity enriches our work and helps us grow. Preserving everybody’s equal value, rights and opportunities is a natural part of who we are. Read more about our work with: Equal opportunities.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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Contact persons

Naoko Perkiö Kato

Universitetslektor/ Associate professor

+46 11 36 31 17

Christine Ericsson

HR Partner

+46 13 28 66 97


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