Institutionen för kliniska vetenskaper, Malmö

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.

The Department of Clinical Sciences, Malmö is one of the six departments at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University. We have a strong focus on clinical and epidemiological research and also conduct an extensive preclinical laboratory research.

Work duties

The position entails participation in a research programme on health economic aspects of congenital or early onset disabilities such as cerebral palsy and myelomeningocele (spina bifida) in Sweden. The research will be carried out under the supervision of Associate Professor Johan Jarl at the Health Economics Unit at the Medical Faculty of Lund University, in collaboration with the CPUP – Orthopaedic Group.

The position is part of a larger multidisciplinary project on the effect complex, lifelong disabilities have on individuals, families, and society in the Nordic countries, and how the structures and systems for (health) care can be improved in order to improve health, quality of life, and social participation. The projects are financed by Nordforsk and Forte/Swedish Research Council.

The main task for a PhD-student is to participate in postgraduate education, which includes participation in research projects and doctoral-level courses. More specifically, the PhD-project is focused on register-based studies and the application of advanced statistical/econometrical methods. Using a large population-based data material, the PhD-student will study the effect of cerebral palsy/myelomeningocele on health, social participation and socioeconomic status for both the individual and parents, as well as the extent to which the Swedish social insurance system compensates for potentially negative effects. The project also includes studies on inequality in health, consequences of disability, and access to care. The successful applicant is also expected to coordinate and collaborate with researchers from all Nordic countries who participate in the larger multidisciplinary research project.


The PhD-project is within the field of Public Health with a focus on Health Economics. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with a master’s degree in economics, where a focus on health economics is an asset, and advance skills in econometrics. Fluency in English is required in order to work in an international research environment. Documented experience of applied econometrics and statistical software, e.g. Stata, would be an advantage. In addition, knowledge and experience regarding disability is an advantage.

Students with basic eligibility for third-cycle studies are those who- have completed a second-cycle degree- have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad.

The employment of doctoral students is regulated in the Swedish Code of Statues 1998: 80. Only those who are or have been admitted to PhD-studies may be appointed to doctoral studentships. When an appointment to a doctoral studentship is made, the ability of the student to benefit from PhD-studies shall primarily be taken into account. In addition to devoting themselves to their studies, those appointed to doctoral studentships may be required to work with educational tasks, research and administration, in accordance with specific regulations in the ordinance.

Type of employment
Limit of tenure, four years according to HF 5 kap 7§.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2018/4397
  • Johan Jarl, biträdande forskare, 072-4674880
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
Published 19.Dec.2018
Last application date 15.Jan.2019 11:59 PM CET

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