Ref PAR 2023/1270

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract researchers and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

The School of Public Health and Community Medicine, at the Institute of Medicine, conducts extensive education and research in global public health, general practice/family medicine, occupational medicine, environmental medicine, social medicine, medicine use and pharmaceutical policy. We also conduct education and research within nutritional epidemiology, insurance medicine, innovation and utilization, health economics, biostatistics and register epidemiology. We are developing interdisciplinary work on the UN´s Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on SGD 3 (health) and 8 (economic growth).

The aim of the current 3-year project is to study vascular, nerve and musculoskeletal disorders among three groups of dental care employees (dentists, dental hygienists, dental technicians).

The medical examination includes tests of sensitivity to pressure and touch, pain sensitivity, discriminatory sensation, determination of vibration and temperature thresholds and a clinically standardized examination of the neck, shoulders, forearms and hands according to the so-called HECO protocol (Health Surveillance in Adverse Ergonomics Conditions).


The job assignment includes planning and preparation of the study in collaboration with other participating researchers. Furthermore, to carry out the data collection with clinical examination, data processing and compilation of results as well as report and article writing and communication of research results.


PhD in the field of medicine preferably occupational medicine is required. Registered physiotherapist/ergonomist with experience in occupational medicine required. Habit and experience of surveys and group compilations with the HECO method is eligible. Knowledge in publications in international scientific journals, preferably in the field of occupational medicine is required. Good ability to express oneself well in speech and writing in Swedish and English is also required. We attach great importance to personal suitability such as cooperation capability, social competence, and responsibility.


Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 11 months
Extent: 20 %
Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible or according to agreement

Contact information for the post 

Lars Gerhardsson
+46(0)736 334530

Jörgen Månsson
Assistant Head of Department
+46(0)31-786 6686


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Complete application should include:

  • Copy of PhD diploma
  • Copy of Physiotherapist/ergonomist diploma
  • Personal letter with name and contact information for three references
  • CV

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Applications must be received by: 2023-12-04.

The University works actively to achieve a working environment with equal conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.

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.

In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.