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Doctoral Student in Business Model Innovation

Halmstad University
Work at a University where different perspectives meet!

Halmstad University adds value, drives innovation and prepares people and society for the future.

Since the beginning in 1983, innovation and collaboration with society have characterized the University's education and research.
The research is internationally reputable and is largely conducted in a multidisciplinary manner within the University's two focus areas: Health Innovation and Smart Cities and Communities.
The University has a wide range of education with many popular study programs.
The campus is modern and well-equipped, and is situated close to both public transportation and the city center.

More information about working at Halmstad University

You find the other doctoral position in Information driven care here

The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability
The University consists of four interdisciplinary academies and the current position is located at the School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability (FIH).
Here you get to work in a research and educational environment with a focus on sustainable development and entrepreneurship.
The school trains future economists, engineers, environmental scientists and biologists.
The school has approximately 120 employees and consists of four departments, the department of Construction and Energy Engineering, the department of Business Studies, the department of Environmental and Biosciences and the department of Engineering and Innovation.
FIH offers education at the undergraduate and advanced level, as well as doctoral education in the field of Innovation Sciences.
The research is multidisciplinary and often takes place in co-production with other actors.

Read more about The School of Business, Innovation and Sustainability.


As a doctoral student, you may for example perform the following work tasks; conduct systematic literature reviews, formulate research questions, work creatively to find solutions, write academic texts, analyze complex issues, collaborate with researchers from other fields, industry and healthcare, discuss your own and other peoples work, take part in course work etc.
Your research results should be continuously reported at international research conferences and seminars, leading to a doctoral degree.
To succeed as a doctoral student in this project, you need to act professionally in your role and work independently with the guidance of supervisors and other competencies involved in the project.

This is a full-time position available from September 1st, 2024 (or as soon as possible), for a period of four years to a PhD degree (extended with one year after one year, subject to satisfactory progress of the PhD study).
Since the employment also includes teaching responsibilities corresponding to a maximum of 20% of full-time, the position is extended with the same amount of time as the teaching activities.

The doctoral student is admitted to the doctoral program subject Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

The requirements for this position:

MSc degree in a field relevant to the research project area.

Excellent oral and written communication in English.

There is also a mandatory requirement for English equivalent to English B/6.


Management, business and/or health innovation background
Experience of working with business development or health innovation issues


Experience of working with stakeholders from different types of organisations (e.g., industry and healthcare)
Experiences or knowledge of different healthcare systems (specifically the Swedish and English systems)
Experiences of and interest in research on the processes around business model innovation and health innovation.

Emphasis will be placed on personal competency.
That involves showing engagement in the research area, the project, and other stakeholders.
It is of importance to communicate well with people from different fields and organisations.

Students expecting to finalize their degree the coming month are also welcome to apply.
Only those who are or have been admitted to third-cycle courses and study programs at a higher education may be appointed to doctoral studentships.
(The Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 3).
The student’s ability to benefit from doctoral studies will be taken into account when we make the appointment.
(The Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5 Section 5).

Doctoral students are employees of the University and paid a salary according to a uniform salary scale, adjusted in relation to the progress in education.

Applications should be sent via Halmstad University's recruitment system Varbi (see link on this page).
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General Information
We value the qualities that gender balance and diversity bring to our organization.
We therefore welcome applicants with different backgrounds, gender, functionality and, not least, life experience.

Read more about Halmstad University

Information for International Applicants
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Högskolan i Halmstad

Kristian IV:s väg 3
30118 Halmstad
fax: 12.82,56.690834
publicerad: 2024-05-15
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start: Vanlig anställning
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sista ansökningsdag: 2024-06-04