Halmstad University, The School of Health and Welfare

Halmstad University
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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 programs. The campus is modern and well-equipped, and is situated close to both public transportation and the city center.

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Information driven care 
Halmstad University has established a multidisciplinary research programme in information driven care, positioning the University as a national leader in integrating artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, implementation and innovation research, explicitly in health care.  

We are pleased to announce five doctoral positions in Information driven care, thanks to a donation from Carl Bennet AB. These positions will delve into diverse and critical areas at the intersection of healthcare and AI. The doctoral projects encompass: 

  • Ethical Considerations in AI Utilization: Delving into the ethical implications of AI technology in healthcare. 
  • Enhancing Patient Safety in Primary Care: Exploring how AI can improve patient safety in primary care settings. 
  • Predicting Sudden Cardiac Death: Utilizing AI technology to predict and prevent sudden cardiac death. 
  • Developing Multimodal Language Models for Healthcare: Creating advanced language models tailored for healthcare applications. 
  • Business Model Innovation for International HealthTech Scalability: Investigating the scalability of HealthTech innovations, considering interdisciplinary challenges. 

These projects address health challenges jointly identified with other sectors, advance the research frontier, and develop technologies and processes for information driven healthcare solutions. These positions offer a unique chance to work on groundbreaking projects, under the guidance of esteemed faculty members and alongside talented peers. As a doctoral student, together with supervisors, you will have the opportunity to shape your research agenda, pursue your interests, and make a meaningful impact on the field. 

You find the other doctoral positions in Information driven care here

School of Health and Welfare (HOV)
Halmstad University consists of four interdisciplinary Schools and the current position is located at the School of Health and Welfare (HOV). Your future colleagues at HOV are innovative social actors for health and welfare. The school has approximately 120 employees and consists of three departments, the department of Health and Sport, the department of Health and Care and the department of Society and Welfare. HOV offers education at the undergraduate and advanced level, as well as postgraduate education in the field of health and lifestyle. The research within the academy is multidisciplinary with the goal of being value-creating and contributing to a good life in an equal and sustainable society. 

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Primary care across Sweden has introduced digital applications to automate triage as an alternative to manual consultation via healthcare staff. Many different types of applications to automate triage are used today, but general conclusions about their usefulness, impact and value are lacking. The doctoral project aims to investigate how different methods for automating triage affect patient safety and influence working conditions in practice. The project is designed as a multiple case study, which with the help of several data sources examines and compares several examples of digital applications. The applications that will be studied are based on triage enhanced by artificial intelligence, deterministic triage and self-triage. All are currently used in Swedish primary care. The studies take place in co-production with the companies behind the applications and healthcare operations. Qualitative and quantitative data will be collected with managers and clinical staff who use the applications in daily practice and with patients who use the applications when seeking primary care.  

The position will be located within the Healthcare improvement group that holds a nationally leading position within implementation science and AI in healthcare. The research will be executed in collaboration with Patient Safety and Human Factors research at Nottingham University. The doctoral position includes a total of at least 6 months of research visit at Nottingham University. 

This is a full-time position available from September 1st, 2024 (or as soon as possible), for a period of four years to a PhD degree (extended with one year after one year, subject to satisfactory progress of the PhD study). Since the employment also includes teaching responsibilities corresponding to a maximum of 20% of full-time, the position is extended with the same amount of time as the teaching activities.  

The doctoral student is admitted to the doctoral programme subject Health and Lifestyle.  
We are looking for a candidate with the following qualities, interests and background:  

  • A master's degree in health sciences, social sciences, humanities, nursing sciences or other field relevant to the research area in patient safety and information driven care.  
  • Prior research experiences. 
  • Strong analytical skills and critical thinking. 
  • The ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Good communication skills and an excellent command of spoken and written English. 

Students expecting to finalize their degree the coming month are also welcome to apply. Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programs at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships. (The Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 3). The student’s ability to benefit from doctoral studies will be taken into account when we make the appointment. (The Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 5). 

Doctoral students are employees of the University and paid a salary according to a uniform salary scale, adjusted in relation to the progress in education.

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

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.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2024-09-01 or as soon as possible
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100%
City Halmstad
County Hallands län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA 2024/160
  • Helena Eriksson, head of department, +4672-9773687
  • Jens Nygren, professor, +4670-2297370
Union representative
  • Anniqa Lagergren, OFR, +4672-9773745
  • Rickard Melkersson, Saco-S, +4672-9773731
Published 15.May.2024
Last application date 10.Jun.2024 11:59 PM CEST

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