Saturday, January 6, 2018

Postdoctoral Scholarship in Epidemiology and Public Health at Umea University in Sweden

Umeå University is a university in Umeå in the mid-northern region of Sweden. The university was founded in 1965 and is the fifth oldest within Sweden's present borders. As of 2015, Umeå University has nearly 31,000 registered students (approximately 16,000 full-time students), including those at the postgraduate and doctoral level. It has more than 4,000 employees, half of which are teachers/researchers, including 368 professors. 
Internationally, the university is known for research relating to the genome of the Populus tree and the Norway Spruce, and its highly ranked Institute of (industrial) Design. In the latest (2012) Academic Ranking of World Universities, the university was ranked between places 201–300 of all universities in the world and at the same time by the QS World University Rankings the university was ranked 297th in the world (overall). In the latest (2012/2013) Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2012/2013 Umeå University was ranked between 251 and 275 out of all global universities.  Umea University is pleased to offer Postdoctoral Position in Epidemiology and Public Health Starting in early 2018. International students are eligible to applyfor this position.

To be eligible for this scholarship you must meet the following requirements:
  • A person who has taken a doctoral degree in epidemiology or public health or a related discipline, no later than three years before the last date of the application is qualified to apply.
  • Applicants should have competence in epidemiology and quantitative data analyses, for example with STATA. They also should have good skills in written and spoken English. Applicants will be further judged on their scientific skills, experience in environmental epidemiology, handling register data and working in an interdisciplinary setting. Experience with the software R is a merit.
  • The postdoctoral position is a full time (100%) two-year position.
  • The employment is expected to start in April 2018. The postdoc will be affiliated both with CEDAR and with the unit of Epidemiology and Global Health.

How to Apply:
The applications are to be submitted online (CLICK HERE)

January 14, 2018

Further information is provided by:
Associate professor Barbara Schumann (

For more information click here