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Master Thesis - Data Science

  • Uppsala
  • Uppsala

Do you enjoy working with data and developing methods that bring value? Do you want to participate in research that can benefit patients around the world? Or do you have an interest in improving algorithms that run on big data sets? Maybe extracting hidden knowledge of a large data set intrigues you?

UMC is opening master thesis positions for 2023. We are looking for creative and motivated students with a keen interest in data science. If that is you, please contact us to find a project that excites you! We have a list of project ideas across research and system development, and you will have a part in formulating the goal and methods to be used in your project. Previous projects can be found here.

Uppsala Monitoring Centre is a dynamic non-profit organization with the mission of improving the safety of medicines throughout the world. By managing and analyzing VigiBase, WHO’s global database of reported potential side effects of medicinal products, consisting of more than 28 million reports from patients and health care professionals in more than 130 countries, UMC has a unique role in detecting the adverse effects of medicines, for which it is recognized internationally.

Work with great people

Salvador Alvarado
Regional Manager
"Working at UMC has given me a fantastic opportunity to make a difference in patients’ lives, by contributing to strengthening the role of medicines safety in many countries world-wide."
Pinelopi Lundquist
Head of WHO Collaborating Centre
"It’s always been important to me to contribute to the safer use of medicines, and I get to do just that in my job. Most days, I leave the office feeling like I’ve contributed to something important"
Elsa Rådahl
System Developer
"I really enjoy the variation in my work, and learning more about the different aspects of the development process and infrastructure."
Shachi Bista
Data Scientist
"The environment at UMC is very open and accepting, and there are extremely smart and dedicated people here who are always working on challenging problems."
Elki Sollenbring
Senior Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist
"I love exploring how to deliver training, like self-paced online or instructor-led distance courses. There’s so much we can do at UMC to reach people across the globe!"
Tommy Dzus
Pharmacovigilance Education Specialist
"I get use my competence and knowledge to help make the use of medicines safer for everyone, regardless of where they live in the world."

Skills & Requirements

Who you are

  • You are enthusiastic and want to solve meaningful problems
  • You are analytical, curious, independent and have an inquisitive mind
  • You have a good understanding of neural network architectures
  • You have experience of programming in Python, R or similar
  • You have a strong mathematical background
  • You are amazed by the powers of cloud computing

Benefits for you:

  • Situated centrally in Uppsala, possibility to work both from the office or other location
  • You will be part of a team and be mentored by umc employees
  • Work in an international and inclusive environment
  • Possibility to publish your work in a scientific conference or journal
  • Compensation on completion of project

Great Place to Work

  • Real-world impact – Working for the greater good

  • Learning organisation – Skilled and curious staff

  • Flexible work hours – Allows us to be at our best

About the company

Uppsala Monitoring Centre (UMC) is a centre for international service and scientific research in the field of pharmacovigilance. We are the WHO Collaborating Centre for International Drug Monitoring, and manage the technical and operational aspects of the WHO Programme for International Drug Monitoring since 1978.

As an independent, non-profit foundation, we support the World Health Organization, regulatory authorities, and other stakeholders who share our vision of advancing medicines safety. Through research and development of new scientific methods, we explore the benefits and harms of medicines for patients, and offer products and services used by health authorities and the pharmaceutical industry worldwide.


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