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Do you want to take part in shaping the future?PhD position
At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, Centre for Elderly and Nursing Home Medicine (SEFAS), a full-time PhD- position is available for a period of three (3) years. The position is part of the project “DIGI.PARK”, funded by Unifob and the GC Rieber Foundations.
DIGI.PARK is an ongoing research project with the overarching aim to develop new methods of quantification and monitoring of motor symptoms in Parkinson's disease (PD). The project has been developed with co-creation of user groups in all stages, to ensure results of high clinical relevance. Participants are home-dwelling persons with PD who provide data from sensor-based wearable technology in addition to traditional clinical assessments and follow-up from scheduled outpatient appointments. DIGI.PARK is a collaboration between SEFAS and Neuro-SysMed center of excellence for clinical research in neurological diseases located at Haukeland University Hospital. DIGI.PARK is a substudy under the umbrella of Active Ageing at SEFAS.
More information about DIGI.PARK and Active Ageing is available here: https: // www. uib.no/en/sefas/148881/measuring-advantages-active-life
DIGI.PARK is part of an active and interprofessional research group at SEFAS, and the project group currently consists of two PhD candidates and two postdoctoral researchers. All are employed at SEFAS and participate in a research network with experience and expertise from complex health interventions in home-dwelling older adults, persons with dementia and persons with PD. The project is expected to produce results of high clinical value, eligible for publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. SEFAS facilitates scientific career development with a long-term perspective.About the project/work tasks:
As the main task, the PhD candidate will be responsible for developing methods to detect and assess symptoms in PD as a part of the DIGI.PARK study where home-dwelling persons will be monitored over time using sensor technology (combination of wearable and stationary sensors, with active and passive monitoring).
The PhD candidate will be responsible for data collection in DIGI.PARK in collaboration with two other PhD candidates and two postdoctoral researchers. Relevant tasks may include follow-up of participants, installing and implementing the intervention, and performing scheduled procedures during data collection such as maintenance of equipment.
The PhD candidate will also process the collected data and perform analyses of data in collaboration with expert groups at Neuro-SysMed and the University of Bergen. These tasks include for instance; Signal processing from wearable units (e.g. filtering and noise removal), estimation and validation of indicators for motor symptoms (e.g. tremor, bradykinesia, dyskinesia).Qualifications and personal qualities:
Applicant whose education is from another country than Norway, need to also attach a certified translation of the diploma and transcript of grades to English or a Scandinavian language, if the original is not in any of these languages. It is required that the applicant enclose a review from NOKUT whether the education (bachelor and master degree) in question is of a scope and level that corresponds to the level of a Norwegian master's degree. Please see www. nokut.no/en for more information about NOKUT's general recognition. The review from NOKUT may take some time and the application should be sent to NOKUT as soon as you have decided to apply for the position. If no answer within the application deadline, you must enclose documentation from NOKUT that they have received your application.
See documentation requirements for language qualifications: https:// www. uib.no/en/med/115526/english-language-requirements-phd-admissionAbout the PhD position (applies to university PhD positions):
Organized research training (PhD program): The candidate must take part in the University of Bergen approved PhD programme leading to the degree within a time limit of 3 years. You must have admission to the organized research training (PhD program) at the Faculty in order to qualify for the position. Application for admission to the PhD programme, including a project plan outline for the training plan must be submitted no later than three months after the date of commencement.
The PhD-position: PhD-positions are fixed term positions. You cannot be employed in a PhD-position for more than one fixed term period at the same institution or have had similar employment at an institution in the region.We can offer:
For further information please contact Prof. Bettina S. Husebø, e-mail: [email protected], phone: +47 480 94 660
The state labour force shall reflect the diversity of Norwegian society to the greatest extent possible. People with immigrant backgrounds and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply for the position.
The University of Bergen applies the principle of public access to information when recruiting staff for academic positions.
Information about applicants may be made public even if the applicant has asked not to be named on the list of persons who have applied. The applicant must be notified if the request to be omitted is not met.
The successful applicant must comply with the guidelines that apply to the position at all times.
For further information about the recruitment process, click here.Life as a PhD candidate at UiB
Marion Claireaux tells about life and work as a PhD candidate at UiB.søknadsfrist
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