Karolinska Institutet,

Department of Learning, Informatics, Management and Ethics (LIME) works within some of the key areas important to fulfilling the motto of Karolinska Institutet ´to improve human health´. We focus on research, development and education in the following areas: medical and healthcare education, informatics, management, ethics, and suicide prevention. LIME has about 150 employees and is located in new premises in Solna Campus. ki.se/lime

A doctoral student is admitted to third-cycle/doctoral education. A doctoral education consists of supervised research, combined with courses and other educational activities. An individual study plan is established for each doctoral student. For a Licentiate degree, the equivalent of two years of full-time doctoral education is required.

Research group
The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) performs research, education and development in health informatics. Our research focuses on integrated patient-centred information systems for collaborative care, decision support and decision making, and patient e-services. We apply a sociotechnical approach, combining technical and methodological research with research on how implementation and use of eHealth affects roles, relationships and tasks for patients and healthcare professionals. ki.se/hic

The Health Informatics Centre (HIC) performs research, education and development in health informatics. Our research focuses on integrated patient-centred information systems for collaborative care, decision support and decision making, and patient e-services. We apply a sociotechnical approach, combining technical and methodological research with research on how implementation and use of eHealth affects roles, relationships and tasks for patients and healthcare professionals. ki.se/hic

We are recruiting a student for two-year doctoral education finishing with a Licentiate degree.

The doctoral student project and the duties of the doctoral student
In these licentiate studies, the student will work in the EU H2020 “seCUre and pRivate hEalth data eXchange” - CUREX Project (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/rcn/220350/). The licentiate education project is entitled “Cybersecurity and Privacy challenges within mobile health services; exploring awareness and adopting cybersecurity and privacy tools within healthcare contexts”. Within this licentiate project the structure of a mobile health system will be analyzed, focusing on cyber-security and privacy challenges (cyber hygiene).

Specific tasks the doctoral student is asked to perform within the project are:

  • Conduct an explorative study for assessing the awareness about cybersecurity threats and privacy issues (cyber hygiene) for mobile health systems among selected stakeholders.
  • Based on generic tools for cybersecurity and privacy assessment, develop a risk score calculation model that will cover both cybersecurity and privacy readiness in mobile health systems.

Eligibility requirements for doctoral education
In order to participate in the selection for a doctoral position, you must meet the following general (A) and specific (B) eligibility requirements at latest by the application deadline.

It is your responsibility to certify eligibility by following the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

A) General eligibility requirement

You meet the general eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle/advanced/master qualification (i.e. master degree) or
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the advanced/second-cycle/master level, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.*

Follow the instructions on the web page Entry requirements (eligibility) for doctoral education.

*If you claim equivalent knowledge, follow the instructions on the web page Assessing equivalent knowledge for general eligibility for doctoral education.

B) Specific eligibility requirement

You meet the specific eligibility requirement for doctoral/third-cycle/PhD education if you:

  • Show proficiency in English equivalent to the course English B/English 6 at Swedish upper secondary school.

Follow the instructions on the web page English language requirements for doctoral education.

The candidate must have a Master in either Health Informatics or in Computer Science / Engineering with Medicine as Applied Field. 

Verification of your documents Karolinska Institutet checks the authenticity of your documents. Karolinska Institutet reserves the right to revoke admission if supporting documents are discovered to be fraudulent. Submission of false documents is a violation of Swedish law and is considered grounds for legal action.

Skills and personal qualities
Software modelling, programming skills also for mobile applications (i.e. iOS, Java for Android), and computer networking skills oriented to security are mandatory. The applicant should have good communication skills, and be able to work in teams and independently. 

Previous experience of working in EU funded projects is desirable. Publications in the field of the subject of the doctoral studies are not mandatory, but will be considered a merit.

Terms and conditions
The doctoral student will be employed on a doctoral studentship maximum 2 years full-time.

Application process
Submit your application and supporting documents through the Varbi recruitment system. Use the button in the top right corner and follow the instructions.

Your application should contain the following documents:

  • A personal letter and a curriculum vitae (Swedish or English)
  • Degree projects and previous publications, if any (Swedish or English)
  • Any other documentation showing the desirable skills and personal qualities described above (Swedish or English)
  • Documents certifying your general eligibility (see A above)
  • Documents certifying your specific eligibility (see B above)

Selection
A selection will be made among eligible applicants on the basis of the ability to benefit from doctoral education. The qualifications of the applicants will be evaluated on an overall basis.

KI uses the following bases of assessment:

  • Documented subject knowledge of relevance to the area of research
  • Analytical skill
  • Other documented knowledge or experience that may be relevant to doctoral studies in the subject.

All applicants will be informed when the recruitment is completed.

Type of employment Promotieplaats
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-4094/2019
Contact
  • Stefano Bonacina, 08 524 83346, stefano.bonacina@ki.se
Union representative
  • Biborka Bereczky Veress, SACO, 070-173 85 75
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37, magnus.ana@ki.se
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80
Published 08.Aug.2019
Last application date 29.Aug.2019 11:59 PM CET

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