KTH PhD Scholarship in Health Care Logistics – Sweden

KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Applications are invited for Fully Funded PhD Scholarship in Health Care Logistics at the KTH Royal Institute of TechnologySweden.

Details for KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Scholarship

The ever increasing pressures to ensure the most effective usage of limited healthcare resources is leading to several transitions in health care, including increased adoption of digital technologies. There has been a dramatic increase in research around the digitalization of healthcare, and issues such as smooth and co-ordinated flows of information, patients, people, and other resources. This has to a large extent been supported by systems approaches to processes and flows, enabled by modeling, analytics and operations research. The consideration of these flows goes beyond optimization approaches, requiring the joint analysis of social, institutional and technological aspects of processes. Health care logistics support the analyses and design of these flows and has the potential to ensure a properly coordinated healthcare system.

The goal of this PhD is to support systemic transitions in healthcare, through an integrated analysis of social and technological aspects of processes and flows. The main focus of this PhD project is to develop a general framework for the modeling and simulation of flows within the healthcare system. The framework should be flexible enough to be easily applied in different contexts, with the aim of understanding, evaluating and improving care pathways. The project will combine mapping and modelling of healthcare systems and processes with analytical methods focusing on improving care pathways.

Benefits of KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Scholarship

Successful applicants will receive the following benefits under KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden Scholarship:

  • A workplace with many employee benefits and monthly salary according to KTH s Doctoral student salary agreement
  • The possibility to study in a dynamic international research environment in collaboration with industries and prominent universities from all over the world
  • A compulsory individual study plan to support your development in your area of interest
  • Postgraduate education at an institution that is active and supportive in matters pertaining to working conditions, gender equality and diversity as well as study environment
  • Work and study in Stockholm, one of Europe s fastest growing capitals, which is close to both nature and the sea
  • Help to relocate and be settled in Sweden and at KTH
  • The successful applicant will join our highly multidisciplinary group located at the Flemingsberg campus, specializing in Healthcare Logistics and Informatics, with a wide range of combined experience in the area of systems modeling and simulation, complex adaptive systems and participatory gaming

Eligibility for KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

To be eligible for scholarship, an applicant must:

  • Hold, or be about to receive, a Master of Science in Computer Science, Technology, Health, or a related discipline
  • The ideal applicant should have a strong interest in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, systems modeling and programming
  • Have strong critical reasoning skills, with a desire to experiment and explore within complex systems, excellent knowledge of written and spoke English and the ability to work independently and within teams.

Supervision: The doctoral student will be placed at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology and supervised by: Professor Sebastiaan Meijer, Assistant Professors Jayanth Raghothama and Adam Darwich.

Application Procedure for KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

To apply for PhD Scholarship in Health Care Logistics, applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • CV including your relevant professional experience and knowledge
  • Application letter with a brief description of why you want to pursue research studies, about what your academic interests are and how they relate to your previous studies and future goals. (Maximum 02 pages long)
  • Copy of the degree certificate(s) and transcripts of records from your previously attended university-level institutions. Translations into English or Swedish if the original documents are not issued in one of these languages
  • Representative publications or technical reports. For longer documents, please provide a summary (abstract) and a web link to the full text

Other information

Gender equality, diversity and zero tolerance against discrimination and harassment are important aspects of KTH’s work with quality as well as core values in our organization.

For information about processing of personal data in the recruitment process please read here.

About KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

Since its founding in 1827, 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 dedicated to advancing knowledge. read more…

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