Högskolan i Halmstad, Akademin för företagande, innovation och hållbarhet

Halmstad University

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Halmstad University

Work at a University where different perspectives meet!

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future. Since the beginning in 1983, innovation and collaboration with society have characterized the University's education and research. The research is internationally reputable and is largely conducted in a multidisciplinary manner within the University's two focus areas: Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities. The University has a wide range of education with many popular study programes. The campus is modern and well-equipped, and is situated close to both public transportation and the city center.

School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability
The University consists of four interdisciplinary academies and the current position is located at the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH). Here you get to work in a research and educational environment with a focus on sustainable development and entrepreneurship. The school trains future economists, engineers, environmental scientists and biologists. The school has approximately 120 employees and consists of four departments, the department of Construction and Energy Engineering, the department of Business Studies, the department of Environmental and Biosciences and the department of Engineering and Innovation. FIH offers education at the undergraduate and advanced level, as well as doctoral education in the field of Innovation Sciences. The research is multidisciplinary and often takes place in co-production with other actors.

School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability.

We currently have post-doctoral position available in Information driven care and Innovation Sciences. This is a two year position with a possibility to extension with one year if additional external funding is received.

Information driven care is a research program at Halmstad University that focuses on the digital transformation of healthcare, typically by interacting with industry and the healthcare sector. The program has a multi-disciplinary perspective on the complexity of information driven solutions, such as clinical decision support systems or other AI-solutions, by focusing on innovation, technological development, and implementation.

Principal duties
The primary duty involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct high-quality research. Teaching may be included, but not exceeding 20% of working hours. The position shall consist of the opportunity for formal training in higher education.

The research involves taking part in ongoing or new projects in the research program. The focus for this position will be on the management of development and use of generative AI for health innovation, such as large language models or code generation, from an innovation perspective. The research include collection and analysis of primary and secondary data using mixed methods, and writing high-quality scholarly articles related to innovation management. 

The candidate will be involved in applying for external research funding and engagements with national and international research communities.

Teaching duties include providing guidance and support to MSc or PhD students associated with the project in Innovation Sciences and teaching classes in Industrial Management and Innovation.     

The applicant needs to demonstrate a strong research profile in the fields related to topics of interest for this position, including recent activities with high impact. The scientific production is expected to be published in high-quality, peer-reviewed research journals and conferences. Documented experience from innovation, research and development in an industrial environment is also a strong merit. The applicant should share the value that diversity and equality among researchers and teachers brings to research and education.

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving that the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Primarily should those who have graduated no more than three years ago before last application date, be considered.

For appointment as a postdoctoral researcher, the following assessment criteria will be applied:


  • Documented experience in innovation management and/or innovation science.
  • Proficiency of at least one of healthcare, medical technology or AI.
  • Excellent oral and written proficiency in English


  • Basic verbal skills in the Swedish language
  • Experience in projects interacting with firms and/or healthcare organizations
  • Work experience in medtech and/or healthcare sector and/or AI-oriented business
  • Experience in teaching or supervision at undergraduate or advanced level

Skills of importance for the position:

  • Communication skills, involving for example to take responsibility for communication within a project, with collaborators and to communicate research results and impact to society.
  • Collaborative skills, meaning ability to collaborate with other disciplines and with other types of organisations, i.e. industry and healthcare
  • Knowledge and experience in conducting high quality research, including research ethics, and qualitative and quantitative methods.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s knowledge and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department and how they contribute to its future development.

Salary is to be settled by negotiation. The application should include a statement of the salary level required by the candidate.

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page).

How to design your application

For further information, please contact Lina Lundgren (lina.lundgren@hh.se)

General Information
We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization. We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.
Read more about Halmstad University

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Keywords: postdoc, postdoktor, forskare, medtech, medical technology, industriell organisation 

Anställningsform Tidsbegränsad anställning
Anställningens omfattning Heltid
Tillträde 240201 eller enligt överenskommelse
Löneform Fast lön
Antal lediga befattningar 1
Sysselsättningsgrad 100%
Ort Halmstad
Län Hallands län
Land Sverige
Referensnummer 2023/137
  • Lina Lundgren, +46729773661
Facklig företrädare
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, 072-9773745
  • Rickard Melkersson, Saco-S, 072-9773731
Publicerat 2023-10-19
Sista ansökningsdag 2023-11-30

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