Doctoral student in Healthcare Sciences

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Ref ORU 2.1.1-06066/2023

Örebro University and the School of Health Sciences are looking for a doctoral student for the doctoral programme in Medical Science with a specialisation in Healthcare Sciences, concluding with a licentiate degree, with possible extension to a doctoral degree. Start date: autumn 2023.

Project description

This doctoral project aims to gain in-depth insights from patients and their families at home about their individual needs for effective management and care of their wounds while being advised and supported by healthcare professionals. The focus is on a person-centred approach, where individual needs and preferences are paramount. To achieve this, a comprehensive mixed methods research design will be used. The project will collaboratively develop and produce a novel self-management framework. This framework will serve as a robust guide for individuals who are responsible for self-care of their wounds in their own homes. This project is located within the field of nursing science, specifically within the remit of the Swedish Centre for Skin and Wound Research (SCENTR). Locating the project within this specialised research centre underlines the Centre’s commitment to advancing the field of wound care and improving the quality of life for patients and their families who self-care for their wounds at home.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be supervised by Professor Dimitri Beeckman, Dr. Malin Karlberg-Traav (Örebro University), and Professor Georgina Gethin (University of Galway, Ireland).

The programme and the doctoral studentship

The doctoral programme consists of courses and an independent research project that you will present in a licentiate thesis. The programme concludes with a licentiate degree and comprises 120 credits, which corresponds to two years of full-time study. The programme length may possibly be extended and conclude with a doctoral degree if funding can be secured.

Our ambition is for your doctoral studies to be stimulating and purposeful throughout the programme until you have obtained your [doctoral/licentiate] degree. A thorough introduction will therefore get you off to a good start and provide a solid foundation on which you can build your studies. As a doctoral student at Örebro University, you will be offered a specially tailored seminar series, covering matters ranging from doctoral programme rules and careers to support during the study period and networking.

The place on the programme is linked to a full-time doctoral studentship for the duration of the study programme, which corresponds to four years of full-time study. More information on doctoral studentships, part-time studies and part-time doctoral studentships can be found in the Regulations Handbook. The initial salary for a doctoral studentship is SEK 29 100 a month.

Entry requirements and selection

For admission to doctoral studies, applicants are required to meet both general entry requirements and specific entry requirements. In addition, applicants must be considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the programme. For a full account of the entry requirements, refer to the admissions regulations as well as to annex 2 to the general syllabus for Medical Science.

A person meets the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if they

  1. have been awarded a second-cycle qualification,
  2. have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or
  3. have acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or

Specific entry requirements
Fluency in both Swedish and English is a fundamental requirement for this role, as it is crucial for effective communication and seamless collaboration with the target population under study. In addition, fluency in English is essential for preparing research findings for publication in international scientific journals. While possession of a degree in nursing is not a mandatory requirement, applicants with such qualifications will be given preference by the selection committee.


For more information about the programme and the doctoral studentship, contact Professor Dimitri Beeckman,

At Örebro University, we expect each member of staff to be open to development and change; take responsibility for their work and performance; demonstrate a keen interest in collaboration and contribute to development; as well as to show respect for others by adopting a constructive and professional approach.

Örebro University actively pursues equal opportunities and gender equality as well as a work environment characterised by openness, trust and respect. We value the qualities that diversity adds to our operations.

Application to the programme and for the doctoral studentship

The application is made online. Click the button “Apply” to begin the application procedure.

For the application to be complete, the following electronic documents must be included:

  • The form Application for/decision on admission to research studies
  • CV
  • Official Degree Diploma and official transcript of records for Bachelor’s degree
  • Official Degree Diploma and official transcript of records for Master’s degree
  • Degree project/independent project
  • Copies of relevant course/degree certificates and references verifying eligibility and criteria met
  • Personal letter/description of interest – with information about why you want to be a doctoral student in the project.

As a main rule, application documents and attachments are to be written in Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, or English. Certificates and documents in other languages verifying your qualifications and experience must be translated by an authorised translator to Swedish or English. A list of authorised translators can be obtained from Kammarkollegiet (the Legal, Financial and Administrative Services Agency),

When you apply for admission, you automatically also apply for a doctoral studentship.
More information for applicants will be found on our career site:

The application deadline is 2023-10-12. We look forward to receiving your application!

As we have already made our choices in terms of external collaboration partners and marketing efforts for this recruitment process, we decline any contact with recruitment agencies and advertisers.

As directed by the National Archives of Sweden (Riksarkivet), we are required to deposit one file copy of the application documents, excluding publications, for a period of two years after the appointment decision has gained legal force.

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