Doctoral Student in Reproductive Health

Uppsala University



Uppsala University is a broad research university with a strong international standing. The task is to conduct research and education of the highest quality and to cooperate with society in various ways. Our most important asset is all the individuals who, with their curiosity and commitment, make Uppsala University one of the country's most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 44,000 students, 7,100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

The Department of Women's and Children's Health conducts research, postgraduate education and teaching in reproductive health, gynecology, obstetrics, international women's and maternal health care, perinatal medicine, pediatrics, global health, women's medicine and clinical psychology. The research is conducted within twelve research groups. More information about the department can be found at

Project Description: The  purpose of the research project is to gain new knowledge about the causes and consequences of the sharply increasing prescription of potency-enhancing drugs for young men in Sweden.

The project is led by Professor Cecilia Ekéus and will be carried out in collaboration between researchers in reproductive health, andrology, epidemiology and statistics at Uppsala University and Karolinska Institutet. The project is funded by Uppsala University .

Postgraduate education comprises four years of full-time studies. Other employment at the department relating to education and administrative work may occur (max. 20%) in full-time work, which extends the employment by a corresponding period.

Duties: Literature compilation, analysis of register data, reporting of research results, and some teaching.

Qualification Requirements: Admitted to postgraduate education is the person who has completed the degree at the advanced level, completed course requirements of at least 240 higher education credits, of which at least 60 higher education credits are relevant at the research area of reproductive health, such as midwifery education , medicine, psychology or public health. or otherwise acquired within or outside the country equivalent knowledge.

We are looking for a qualified and motivated doctoral student with the ability to take the initiative. You must be careful and structured and have good social skills and cooperative ability. Very good ability to express yourself in speech and writing in both Swedish and English is necessary.

More information on eligibility requirements, postgraduate education and admission regulations can be found at: . For employment as a doctoral student, the holder is required to be admitted or will be accepted for postgraduate education.

Desirable / Meritorious in Other Respects: K unskaper in epidemiology / some experience of various statistical analysis methods.

Application Procedure: The  application must contain a letter in which the applicant briefly describes himself and his research interests. The application must also contain CVs, copies of diplomas and diplomas, thesis work and other documents that the applicant wishes to invoke. In addition, the name, e-mail address and telephone number of two reference persons are desired. You should also attach copies of relevant diplomas and excerpts. The applications are assessed according to eligibility, personal fitness and previous experience of research and experience in related areas.

Regulations for doctoral students can be found in the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5 §§ 1-7 and in the University's rules and guidelines .

Uppsala University values the qualities that equal gender distribution and diversity add to the business. We therefore like to see applicants of all genders and with different birth backgrounds, functionality and life experience.

Salary: According to local collective agreement for doctoral students.

Admission: 2019-11-01 or by arrangement.

Type of Employment: Time-limited employment according to HF Chapter 5, Section 7.

Scope of Employment:  100%

Information about the employment is provided by: Cecilia Ekéus, tel 0709 65 42 68, 

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