Postdoc position in Digital Health

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    Chalmers University of Technology
    Medical sciencesMedicine
    TechnologyMedical technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    15/10/2021 13:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Sweden › Gothenburg


The division of Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering at the Department of Electrical Engineering is recruiting a qualified candidate for a postdoc position funded by Chalmers Life Science Engineering Area of Advance, in support of the development of a new research track related to digital health. In this role, you will join a research group that provides a stimulating, pleasant and flexible work environment for developing research and teaching, and you will participate in supervising PhD students.

Project description

The project consists in investigating digital health, health care service delivery and their integation to the data and newest technologies e.g. including but not limited to the area of stroke diagnostics, prevention, rehabilitation and emergency care. The scientific research is expected to contribute to the research related to the data intensive digital health and preventive & personalized healthcare in interdiciplinary research environment as well as company and hospital ecosystems.  You are therefore expected to communicate with companies, clinical experts and patients.

Furthermore, the position will be aligned with the recently launched Chalmers initiative "When care moves home" ("När vården flyttar hem"). Here three Chalmers departments with various expertise will cooperate with care stakeholders, industry, patient organizations and academic research from various diciplines to adress the big societal challenge now starting up where more care will provided at home and in primary care (www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/health/news/Pages/Moving-healthcare-home.aspx).

At the Department of Electrical Engineering, we value all our co-workers and we know that variety of personalities and experiences makes the most creative workplaces. We therefore encourage applicants with any genders, backgrounds and abilities. Our overall ambition is to contribute to a sustainable future and co-create meaningfull technologies that helps to decrease costs of society and to decrease mortality as well as improve quality of life of patients.  The department is a dynamic and international work environment with about 200 employees from more than 20 countries. We collaborate closely with both national and international academia, industry and medical researchers.

The work of postdoc will contribute to the development and coordination of international projects of high quality, such as projects on the Horizon Europe, ITEA, and Swedish national projects. The research work is focused on the research of digital health (e.g. web/mobile based interventions/innovations and tele rehabilitation related but not limited to neurology and other lifestyle diseases and their prevention).

Major responsibilities

Your major responsibilities as postdoc is to pursue your own research in the area of digital health. You are expected to collaborate with ecosystems of interdiciplinary research networks, companies, clincial specialists and patients in order to develop your own scientific concepts and communicate the results of your research verbally and in writing, both in English (and/or Swedish). You will contribute to applying for research funding and project coordination. The position also includes teaching on Chalmers' undergraduate level or performing other duties corresponding to 20 per cent of working hours.

Contract terms

Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).


To qualify for the position of postdoc, you must have a doctoral degree in a relevant field; the degree should generally not be older than three years. You are expected to be somewhat accustomed to teaching, and to demonstrate good potential within research and education.

Meritorious qualifications are experiences in Digital Health and health technologies, in interdisciplinary collaboration, and preferably also in funding applications. You are interested in and motivated by working in a triple or quadruple helix environment.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. If Swedish is not your native language, you are encouraged to learn it during your employment. Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

We offer

Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the coastal city of Gothenburg.

Read more about working at Chalmers and our benefits for employees.

At Chalmers we seek to establish a good work/life balance. We want to provide you with the means to pick the best path possible in your pursuit of making a difference. Our ambitions in this area are reflected in the generous annual leave agreement, but also in many other areas, such as Chalmers’ favourable arrangements for you as a parent. As an employer Chalmers actively strives towards providing equal opportunities for any gender. We work broadly with equality projects, for example the GENIE Initiative on gender equality for excellence.

Application procedure

The application should be marked with Ref 20210412 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV: (Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:

  • CV, include complete list of publications
  • Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
  • Two references that we can contact

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)

1-3 pages where you:

  • Introduce yourself
  • Describe your previous research fields and main research results
  • Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:

  • Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: 15 October, 2021

For questions, please contact:

Professor Minna Pikkarainen, Signal Processing and Biomedical Engineering division (SPBME),

minnapi@chalmers.se, +46 70-147 8841

Associate Professor, Stefan Candefjord, SPBME

stefan.candefjord@chalmers.se, +46 73-382 1537

Professor of the practice, Bengt Arne Sjöqvist, SPBME

bengt.arne.sjoqvist@chalmers.se, +46 70-787 7797

Associate Professor and Head of Unit Biomedical Signals and Systems, Sabine Reinfeldt, SPBME sabine.reinfeldt@chalmers.se, +46 31 772 8063


Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. 


Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our six Areas of Advance; Energy, Health Engineering, Information and Communication Technology, Materials Science, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!    

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