KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world. Our research and education covers a wide area including natural sciences and all branches of engineering, as well as architecture, industrial management, urban planning, history and philosophy.
Third-cycle subject: Health systems engineering
There has been a dramatic increase in research activities around precision medicine and personalised care over the past few years. This has to a large extent been enabled by advances in genetics, proteomics, data sciences and information technology. However, the chasm between technological innovation and healthcare implementation remains significant. Health systems engineering enables the use of systems engineering tools to assess and optimise treatment processes and healthcare organisation, and therefore has the potential to bridge the gap between innovation and practice.
The main focus of this PhD project is to develop a general framework for evaluating the impact of technological innovation and quantitative algorithms, in precision medicine and precision dosing, on clinical practice with the aim of improving the efficiency of treatment processes. The project will combine modelling of healthcare systems and processes together with models of disease and pharmacology to build evidence for the approach in collaboration with our clincial partners.
Applicants should hold, or be about to receive, a Master of Science in science, technology, health, or a related discipline. The successful candidate should have strong interest in quantitative data analysis, clinical practice, networking and collaborative research to bring novel ideas to clinical care.
The successful applicant will join our highly multidisciplinary group located at the Flemingsberg campus, specialising in healthcare logistics and informatics, with a wide range of combined experience in the area of systems modelling and simulation, complex adaptive systems and participatory gaming.
Supervision:The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and supervised by: Professor Sebastiaan Meijer, Assistant Professors Adam Darwich and Jayanth Reghothama.
What we offer
To be admitted to postgraduate education (Chapter 7, 39 § Swedish Higher Education Ordinance), the applicant must have basic eligibility in accordance with either of the following:
In order to succeed as an doctoral student at KTH you need to be goal oriented and persevering in your work. In the selection of the applicants, the following will be assessed:
After the qualification requirements, great emphasis will be placed on personal qualities and personal suitability.
Target degree: Doctoral degree
Information regarding admission and employment
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle studies may be employed as a doctoral student. The term of the initial contract may not exceed one year and may there after be extended. Doctoral students may engage in teaching, research, and administration corresponding to a maximum of 20 % of a full-time position.
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Type of employment: Temporary position longer than 6 months
|Title||Doctoral student (licentiate) in health systems engineering|
|Employer||KTH Royal Institute of Technology|
|Job location||Valhallavägen 79, 100 44 Stockholm|
|Published||October 18, 2019|
|Application deadline||November 28, 2019|
|Job types||PhD  |
|Fields||Biomedical Engineering,   Clinical Sciences,   Bioengineering,   Biosystems Engineering,   Health Science  |