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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 (economical growth).

The Environmental medicine and toxicology research group has a focus on the relation between the occupational and general environment and human health, using observational epidemiological methods, interventional studies as well as experimental methods. The research group is involved in both national and international collaborative projects. The present project focuses on occupational heat stress exposure, evaluation of workplace prevention and health outcomes, and pathophysiological mechanisms for kidney damage.


You work independently with study design, data acquisition, advanced biostatistical analyses, and scientific publication within ongoing and planned projects. You are expected to get own grants. You independently work with scientific publication and dissemination of results. You are expected to participate in teaching and tutoring of basic level and master students at Sahlgrenska Academy.


  • You should have a basic education in medicine or biomedicine
  • You should have a PhD in occupational and environmental medicine, public health, epidemiology or related disciplines
  • Expertise is required within epidemiology and biostatistics, including experience with advanced statistical packages.
  • You should have documented good ability to work in an interdisciplinary and international environment at the interface between epidemiology and medicine, and to cooperate with other research groups.
  • You should be proficient in English and Swedish. Basic skills in Spanish are a strong merit. You should have documented experience of teaching

Great emphasis is placed on personal qualifications such as flexibility and ability to quickly grasp new challenges


Type of employment: Temporary employment, 6 months Extent: 50 % Location: Institute of Medicine, Gothenburg First day of employment: 2023-07-01 or according to agreement.

Contact information for the post 

Kristina Jakobsson, Professor +46(0)766486023,

Jörgen Månsson, Deputy Head of Department, +46(0)31-7866686,


Union representatives at the University of Gothenburg can be found here: 


Certificate of PhD must be attached to the application. 

To apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to create an account in our recruitment system. 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. 

Applications must be received by: 2023-06-12. 


Information for International Applicants 

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit: 

Visit the webpage Join us - jobs and career for more information on the Institute of Medicine and what opportunities we have for you. Discover our world-class research and research infrastructure, as well as what the benefits are for you and your family.

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.

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