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The Centre for Person-Centred Care (GPCC) at the University of Gothenburg is a national interdisciplinary research centre established in 2010 with support from the government's strategic investment in healthcare research. Some 40 research projects are currently underway on person-centredness in various long-term medical conditions and the organisation of care. GPCC is located at the Department of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy. GPCC's overall goal is to work for Swedish healthcare to become person-centred, and to become an international leader in research, innovation and the use of person-centred care. For more information about GPCC and the Department of Health and Care Sciences, visit and

GPCC is looking for a researcher to participate in research on person-centred care and the utilisation of research in person-centred care.

Job assignments

You will be working as a researcher and project manager at the GPCC and you will contribute to the utilization of research on person-centred care by compiling and synthesizing research results and planning and implementing targeted training efforts. You will be responsible for designing presentation materials and planning training days on person-centred care, tailored to different target groups in collaboration with researchers, communicators and patient representatives.

You will also participate in a research project on person-centred care with special responsibility as project coordinator in a comprehensive literature study regarding international research on person-centred care and be responsible for coordinating programmes for research assistants.

A large part of the work involves mapping, compiling and presenting different ways of working that support person-centred care. The duties also include advanced analysis work such as screening and some teaching within the academy's professional education programme. In addition, together with the Centre's researchers, you will work on the utilisation of research in person-centred care. In addition to expertise in theory and method of person-centred care, you need to develop a wide network of contacts with healthcare actors, from patient organisations to decision makers.


We require the applicant to have a doctoral degree and research experience in a relevant field of knowledge for this position.

We also require the applicant to have experience in literature studies supported by NVivo and to be able to collaboration with the development of statistical predictive classification methods for the identification of relevant literature.  Particularly meritorious is experience in research and education in multi-professional and multidisciplinary person-centred care and communication.

Experience of teaching students in higher education, compiling data and writing popular scientific texts, as well as knowledge regarding person-centred care and its theory, values and practice and knowledge of how person-centred care is applied in Swedish healthcare are meritorious.

Scientific expertise is given the utmost importance. This is primarily documented by the doctoral thesis and other published publications.

Communication at the centre is both in Swedish and English, in writing and speech. Thus, a very good ability to speak and write in both languages is required.

To succeed in this position, you need to be creative, able to work independently, structured, strategic and clear, yet have good collaboration skills and  an  educational awareness.

In this recruitment, we will make an overall assessment of competence and skill to be able to hire the applicant who is deemed to have the best conditions to carry out and develop the tasks and thereby contribute to a positive development of the business.


This position is temporary during the period 2021-07-01 until 2021-12-31 covering about 85-100% of a full time position. The position is located at the Department of Health and Care Sciences. 

For further information regarding the position

If you have any questions about the position, you are welcome to contact Professor Joakim Öhlén, e-mail: / phone: +4631-786 6098


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Closing date: 210420


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


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