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2011 PhD Position in Human-Computer Interaction at Uppsala University, Sweden

The candidate is supposed to participate in the department’s ongoing research in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). More specifically, we seek a PhD candidate oriented towards research on post-representational HCI/interaction design, open innovation, and new and emerging digital practices. We seek a PhD candidate interested in doing empirical, theoretical and design-oriented research contributing to the area of HCI. We are also interested in a PhD candidate who seeks to combine areas such as architecture, cultural- and historical studies and design for the purpose of advancing the field of human-computer interaction.

Qualifications: master’s degree (candidates with any suited disciplinary and interdisciplinary background are welcome to apply), excellent command of written and spoken English.

Scholarship Application Deadline:1 June, 2011

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Two Medical Law Studentship Positions in Medical Law, Sweden

Medical Law is a comparatively young research subject at Uppsala University, introduced to meet a growing need for research focussed on the role of law in different areas of biomedicine. Medical Law transcends the borders of more traditional legal disciplines and deals with aspects of public law, private law, criminal law, EU law and public international law, as well as the interaction between law and ethics. Within this subject studies may concern legal aspects of rapidly developing scientific areas – such as genetic diagnosis or the use of ICT in healthcare – but also questions related to organisation and responsibilities in healthcare and biomedical research, as well as the status and rights of patients and research subjects. Pharmaceutical law and the regulation of forensic medicine constitute other areas of Medical Law.

An employed doctoral student shall, foremost, be devoted to his or her own postgraduate research. Other duties at the faculty which relate to teaching and administrative work may be included within the scope of the employment (to a maximum of 20%).

Scholarship Application Deadline:23 May, 2011

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