Postdoctor in pharmacotherapy/pharmacoepidemiology

Ref PAR 2023/2

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At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical neuroscience, Health and rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology as well as Psychiatry and neurochemistry.

This project of this announcement will be conducted in a research team at the Department of Pharmacology. The overarching aim of this team is to contribute, by scientific means, to rational use of medicines. Currently, the team consists of one research leader, two postdocs, and two PhD students, all of whom also employed in health care.

Subject area

Pharmacotherapy, pharmacoepidemiology

Subject area description

The overall objective of the present project, at issue for the present postdoc position, is drug treatment in older people, according to indicators of prescribing quality and in relation to quality of treatment from a medical perspective. Specifically, we now plan for data extraction from registers for a clinical cohort, for instance the Swedish Prescribed Drug Register, the Patient Register, a regional administrative database (Vega), the Total Population Register, and the Longitudinal integrated database for health insurance and labour market studies (LISA). Thereafter, we primarily plan validation studies from various perspectives. We will, for instance, use multivariate models as well as machine learning.

Job assignments

An important part of the position will be to manage and analyse register data, as well as to author scientific publications. Furthermore, the candidate will teach undergraduate students as well as supervise master students and doctoral students working with related projects.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4 of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.  

To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be met before the employment decision is made. 

In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered. Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations, service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.  

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher for this position, the applicant should hold a PhD in pharmaceutical or medical science, as well as a master degree in pharmacy or a medical degree.

Assessment

We are looking for a candidate with a strong interest in methodological aspects of pharmacotherapy and pharmacoepidemiology. In addition to knowledge within pharmacology, a suitable candidate has solid experience of register data management and analyses.  We value good communication ability, presentation skills, and scientific integrity. The candidate must be organizational, meticulous, responsible, and able to work both independently and in groups. Good knowledge of English, written and spoken, is necessary. Meritorious is experience in data extraction and linkage of register data from various register holders in Sweden. Furthermore, methodological knowledge within pharmacoepidemiology and machine learning is meritorious. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon as possible or as agreed. 

Contact information 

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor in Pharmacotherapy/Chief Physician Susanna Wallerstedt, phone: +46 766 18 34 10, e-mail: susanna.wallerstedt@pharm.gu.se

Manager in charge is Senior Lecturer/Head of Department of Pharmacology Michael Winder, phone: +46 31 786 34 77, e-mail: michael.winder@pharm.gu.se

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.

Unions

Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: https://www.gu.se/en/work-at-the-university-of-gothenburg/how-to-apply

Application

Submit your application via the University of Gothenburg’s recruitment portal by clicking the “Apply” button. It is your responsibility to ensure that the application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University receives it by the final application deadline.  

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-15

 

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Salaries are set individually at the University.

In accordance with the National Archives of Sweden’s regulations, the University must archive application documents for two years after the appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will be destroyed.

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