PhD Scholarship in Medical Science Epidemiology of Severe Asthma

University of Gothenburg, Sweden is inviting excellent candidates to apply for a PhD position in medical sciences. Successful candidate will have funding to work and study for four years in Sweden. The deadline for applying is June 12, 2019.

Krefting Research Center at the Sahlgrenska Academy, Instituteof Medicine, recruits a doctoral student in severe asthma. Our group currently consists of about 20 researchers divided between three research areas; epidemiology of asthma, biological mechanisms of inflammation and extracellular vesicles, the translational element is an important part of our research, see also

Projct title: Severe asthma: prevalence, clinical aspects and impact on daily life. Translational study within the West Sweden Asthma Study.

Third-cycle studies are equivalent to four year full-time and lead to a Degree of Doctor. Those appointed to doctoral studentships shall primarily devote themselves to their studies. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may, however, work to a limited extent with educational tasks, research and administration. Before a PhD degree has been awarded,duties of this kind may not comprise more than 20 per cent of a full-time post.

The PhD educationin Medical Science comprisecarrying out a scientific project and completing at least 30 credits of courses at third-cycle level. The doctoral student must also write a scientific compilation thesis or monograph corresponding to at least 120 credits. For more information about third-cycle studies at Sahlgrenska Academy, see

Project:West Sweden Asthma Study is a population based study initiated in 2008 and followed up in 2016. Currently, extensive clinical studies are ongoing. The study provides a unique opportunity to identify severe asthma in a population based cohort, knowledge that is currently limited. The current PhD project focuses on the topic of severe asthma in an epidemiological setting. Special focus will be on the prevalence, identification of preventable risk factors, health psychological aspects, quality of life and the need for support to achieve treatment goals. The study will be based on the population based West Sweden Asthma Study (WSAS), which began in 2008 and includes both postal questionnaires, in-depth clinical examinations and structured interviews. The research questions are answered using clinical cross-sectional data that party already have been collected and partly are being collected. When the data collection is completed, a qualitative interview study will be performed. The clinical examinations include comprehensive structured interviews and questionnaires on, among other things, symptoms, risk factors, compliance, health-related quality of life and detailed clinical examinations of, in particular, lung funktion parameters: spirometry, IOS, reversibility and allergy.

The chosen applicant will be fully integrated into the research team and is expected to participate in interviews and clinical examinations of the participants included in the study. You will conduct both structured interviews, clinical examinations with a focus on the airways, and conduct an interview study. As a doctoral student, you also write scientific articles and present data at scientific conferences. The work is done in close contact with other researchers and research nurses/BMA.

To be eligible for third-cycle studies, the applicant must meet both the general and specific entry requirements.

for third-cycle studiesif he or she:

1. has been awarded a second-cycle qualification 2. has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or 3. has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad for third-cycle studiesin Medical Science if he or she: has successfully completed the English B/6 course or is considered to have acquired equivalent knowledge through previous studies

In selecting between applicants who meet the general and specific entry requirements, their ability to benefit from third-cycle studies shall be taken into account. The assessment shall attach particular importance to documented qualifications for:

– specific knowledge and skills within the subject area and related research fields – experience of scientific theory and relevant research methodology – scientific analysis and presentation verified through thesis, degree project, scientific journals or the like. Documented experiencein clinical epidemiology,different types of lung function tests (spirometry, IOS, FeNO, provocation tests) and allergy tests, as well as experience of work according to GCP/corresponding isof merit. Experience with epidemiological clinical research in asthma and allergy is desirable. The applicant must master the Swedish language in speaking and writing as both in-depth interviews and structured interviews are conducted in Swedish.

After admission tothird-cyclestudies you will be appointedtodoctoral studentship. Regulations for employment of doctoral students are given in SFS 1993:100. The initial appointment may apply for no longer than one year. An appointment may be renewed for no more than two years at a time. A person may beappointed to a doctoral studentship for a total ofeight years. The total employment period may, however, not exceed the time corresponding to full-time third-cycle study for four years.

Location: Sahlgrenska Academy, Institute of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition.Extent:100%. First day of employment: as agreed.

Salaries for doctoral students are regulated in a local agreement at the University.

For more information about the project please contact the principal supervisor,

Linda Ekerljung,Associate Professor, Institute of Medicine, e-mail: Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg:

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

You must include the following, in pdf format

If your degree is from a university outside of Sweden, check what you need to submit at where you can also see what you need to submit in order to fulfill the English language requirement.

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

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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