2012 PhD Position in the field of International Health at Uppsala University, Sweden

Research at IMCH focuses on maternal and reproductive health as well as child health and nutrition in low income settingsThe PhD research project is part of a larger research project in collaboration with ICDDR,B Bangladesh. The study started with a group of pregnant women and now we will follow-up on their 10 year old children. The aim of the project is to evaluate how nutrition interventions in pregnancy affect nutrition and metabolic status in the children with a larger perspective how this may relate to risk factors of health and disease in adult life. The project will involve fieldwork in rural Bangladesh.The holder of a PhD-student position shall primarily devote her/his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative can be part of the position (max 20 %).

We are looking for a person with a degree in science, preferably within medical related field, and with a Master degree in Global health. Knowledge about epidemiological and bio-statistical research methods as well as experience in analysing large survey data are desirable. Priority is given to those with a previous experience in nutritional epidemiological work in low income settings. The job requires good English language skills.

Scholarship Deadline: March 21, 2012

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