Research Assistant to Research Group: International Maternal and Reproductive Health and Migration
Sort on published: 2019-02-07
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Women's and Children's Health conducts research, postgraduate education and training in gynecology, obstetrics, perinatalmedicin, paediatrics, international health, women's medicine and clinical psychology in healthcare. The activity is integrated with the Women's clinic and Children's hospital at the University Hospital and National Centre for women's safety. Research is conducted within eleven research groups and we have the graduate program in medical science.
International Maternal and Child Health (IMCH) is a leading research and education centre at Uppsala University that works for improved global health with special emphasis on women’s and children’s health and nutrition. The education and research programmes address the health challenges in low- and middle-income countries and in humanitarian crises. By developing and evaluating interventions and new strategies for tackling priority health problems, IMCH makes important contributions towards equitable global health.
We are looking for a research assistant to work with the development of a knowledge center on Sexual, Reproductive Health and Migration, through multidisciplinary collaboration between social science, medicine and statistics.
There is a growing amount of knowledge on SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) and migration, but evidence-based recommendations are lacking. Additionally, there are some myths and misconceptions around SRHR and migration. The knowledge center aims to improve the accessibility to evidence for healthcare providers to improve the health services provided migrant patients.
- Developing an online platform for the knowledge center as an educational/ informational resource for helath care providers dealing with migrant patients
- Synthesizing knowledge in different topics of sexual reproductive health and rights and migration
- Create evidence-based recommendation and identify best practices in SRHR and migration
- Presenting the information in an accessible way, producing infographics and videos
- Organizing seminars and presentations
- Promoting the knowledge center
- Bachelor degree in relevant subject.
- Previous experience and knowledge in SRHR and migration
- Experience from field work and project management skills
- Proficiency in English and Swedish
- Good knowledge of qualitative research and methods
- Ability to cooperate and work in a group as well as independently
- Good IT skills
Additional qualifications: Master degree i anthropolgy or equivalent.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
In the event of differences in the English and Swedish versions, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Salary: Individually negotiated salary.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
Type of position: Temporary part-time position (80%) ending 31 December 2019.
For further information about the position please Contact Professor Birgitta Essén, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 20 February 2019, UFV-PA 2019/308.
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Placement: Department of Women's and Children's Health
Type of employment: Part-time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 80%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/308
Last application date: 2019-02-20