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Lund University School of Economics and Management, Department of Informatics

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University School of Economics and Management is one of eight faculties within Lund University. More than 4 000 students and 450 researchers, teachers and other staff are engaged here in training and research in economic history, business administration, business law, informatics, economics, statistics and research policy.

Lund University announces at least one position as doctoral student in informatics, specialising in “eHealth”. The position is a full time position and is placed at the Department of Informatics, Lund School of Economics and Management, Lund University.

At the Department of informatics there is pioneering research and business collaboration. We have an attractive undergraduate education providing our students advantageous academic degrees for working life or postgraduate education. We coordinate the system science graduate program at the School of Economics, and offer independent courses and the international masters program in information systems.

Assigned duties

Those appointed to doctoral studentship shall primarily devote themselves to their studies, aimed to result in a doctoral degree. Work carried out during the studentship consists of participation in research projects as well as successful participation in postgraduate (third-cycle) courses. Those appointed to doctoral studentships may also work, to a limited extent, with educational tasks and administration at the Department of informatics. However, duties of this kind may not comprise of more than 20 per cent of a full time post.

The department needs to strengthen research and education in “eHealth / mHealth” defined as design, development, implementation and evaluation of information systems and digital transformation in areas such as Decision Support, Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Information Security, Sustainability or Decision Management to support individuals, groups and organizations in their decision-making and work processes related to health care.

Eligibility / Admission requirements

A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if he or she has:

  • Been awarded a second-cycle degree; or
  • Satisfied the requirements for courses comprising of at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle; or
  • Acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad.

(Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 7, Section 39)

Specific admission requirements for doctoral studies in each subject are specified in the relevant general syllabus, available at

Other requirements

Good knowledge of English and Swedish, in speech and writing, is a requirement.

Basis of assessment

Admittance of a doctoral student is based on an assessment of the candidate’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies.

The applicant’s ability to benefit from third-cycle studies and research will be assessed with reference to credits rewarded at first-cycle studies and second-cycle studies.

The following will be considered:

  • Knowledge and skills that are relevant for the subject area and the writing ot the doctoral thesis. These can be demonstrated in the attached documents and at a potential interview.
  • Assessed ability to perform independent work and abiblity to formulate and take on scholarly problems. This can be demonstrated in the master’s thesis and a discussion around this at a potential interview.
  • Ability for written and oral communication.
  • Other experiences that are relevant for the doctoral position, e.g. previous occupational experience.

Consideration will also be given to personal suitability as well är how the candidate with his or her experiences and competence is expected to benefit from third-cycle studies.

The Department of informatics is a small department, why collegial interaction and the individual’s efforts are of great importance. An important element of the employment will therefore be to be structured, self-sufficient, initiatative, assiduous and have a good ability to co-operate. Another important element of the employment is to actively participate in the department’s work with applying for external funds and in the work of the teaching and research body for further developing the department.


The service is funded by the Department of informatics and the MIT Research School
Research focus: eHealth

Terms of employment

Fixed-term employment, maximum four years (fulltime studies).

Only those admitted to third-cycle courses and study programmes at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral student.

For regulations concerning employment of doctoral students etc, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 1-7.

For regulations concerning admission to third-cycle courses and study programs, see the Higher Education Ordinance, Chapter 5, Sections 34-41.

Application procedure

Please use Lund University job application portal when applying:

The application should be written in Swedish or English.

The application should contain:

  • Personal letter in which the applicant gives a short description of him/herself and his/her research interests.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Grade transcripts.
  • Master thesis or similar degree projects.
  • Project plan/description (maximum 1 500 words not including references).
  • If appropriate, documented language skills relevant for third-cycle studies.
  • Other documents that the applicant wishes to submit.
  • References.
Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
First day of employment March 1, 2020 or by agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 2
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/3981
  • Christina Keller, Professor, +46 46-222 80 24
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, +46 46-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, +46 46-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, +46 46-222 93 66
Published 28.Nov.2019
Last application date 01.Mar.2020 11:59 PM CET

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