Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Lund

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 45 000 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.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

The research group

The research group, led by associate professor Ann Alriksson-Schmidt, belongs to the Department of Orthopedics. The group is multidisciplinary and collaborates with e.g., physicians, psychologists, nurses, public health scientists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and health economists. The research group is physically located in the Wigerthuset at Skåne University Hospital in Lund. The group also works closely with user organizations, and the intended student will likely be in the same building as the staff for the newly founded Swedish user organization CP Sverige.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. 
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Job duties

The doctoral project will focus on pain in people with early onset/congenital/lifelong disabilities, primarily cerebral palsy and spina bifida, but other disabilities may also be of interest. The focus will be on register-based research but will likely include data collection. Tasks also include applications to relevant actors (e.g., Ethics board), statistical analyzes, scientific writing, and possibly assisting on some closely related projects.'


The doctoral position requires:

• master's degree in public health or similar subject area

• excellent knowledge of written and spoken English

• ability to make and carry out, well-developed, and informed initiatives

• track record of working well in a group


• experience with statistics/methodology

• experience in writing scientific texts

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§.

Instructions on how to apply
The application shall contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.). Applications shall also include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the positionand in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background.

Type of employment Temporary position
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1476
  • Ann Alriksson-Schmidt, forskargruppsledare, 076-9482902
  • Emmy Heidenblad, personalsamordnare, 046-2228347
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 10.May.2023
Last application date 09.Jun.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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