Project manager to the Centre of person-centred care (GPCC)

Project manager to the Centre of person-centred care (GPCC)


The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 49 000 students and 6 400 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

University of Gothenburg Centre for person-centred care (GPCC) is an interdisciplinary research centre, established  in January 2010, with the support of the Swedish government's strategic investment in healthcare research. Around 40 research projects are currently in process involving person-centeredness in several long-term illnesses and the organisation of care. GPCC is placed at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, Sahlgrenska Academy. GPCCs overall goal is to strengthen the efficacy of healthcare through person-centred person-centred care, and to become an international leader in research, innovation and utilisation of person-centred care. For more information about GPCC and the Institute of Health and Care Sciences, please visit and

GPCC is looking for a project manager with a special interest for the utilisation of person-centred care research.

Job assignments 
As a project manager you will be contributing towards the utilisation of person-centred care knowledge by compiling and synthesising research results as well as planning and conducting targeted educational activities. You will be responsible for creating presentations and planning training days about person-centred care, adapted to different target groups. You will be collaborating with researchers, communicators and patient representatives.

A major part of the work includes mapping out, compiling and presenting different ways of working that support person-centred care. Together with the Centre’s researchers, you will be taking part in studies about utilisation of person-centred care. This requires that you have a good understanding and that you are willing to maintain your knowledge regarding how person-centred care is applied in the Swedish healthcare sector. Apart for knowledge of theory and method in person-centred care, you will need to create a broad network of contacts with stakeholders in health care involving people from patient organisations to decision makers.

A second-cycle qualification is required, at least a Degree of Master. A doctoral degree in a relevant subject for the employment is especially meritorious.

Further, we require that you have some research experience that is relevant for person-centred care and experience of teaching at a higher education institution or a university.

Experience of compiling data and writing popular scientific texts, as well as knowledge of person-centred care and its theoretical basis, basic values and practice is meritorious. 

The written and oral communication at the Centre is both in Swedish and English, thus a good ability to express yourself in both languages is necessary.  

To succeed in this role, you need to be creative, structured, strategic and articulate as well as being pedagogically aware.

In this recruitment, we make an overall assessment of competence and skill with the purpose to employ the candidate with the best conditions to conduct and develop the activities and thus contribute to a positive development of the organisation.

The position is temporary from 2020-11-01 until 2021-06-30 covering 20-50% of a fulltime position as agreed, with the possibility for an extension. You will be based at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences. Start date to be agreed. 

For further information regarding the position
Should you have any queries regarding the position, please contact:
Professor Joakim Öhlén, / 031-786 6098

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How to apply
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Closing date: 2020-10-21


The University of Gothenburg promotes equal opportunities, equality and diversity.

Salary is determined on an individual basis.

Applications will be destroyed or returned (upon request) two years after the decision of employment has become final. Applications from the employed and from those who appeal the decision will not be returned.


In connection to this recruitment, we have already decided which recruitment channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors, recruitment and staffing companies.


  • Arbetsplats: Göteborgs universitet
  • 1 plats
  • 6 månader eller längre
  • Deltid
  • Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön
  • Publicerat: 30 september 2020
  • Ansök senast: 21 oktober 2020

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