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Master Thesis - Pharmacovigilance Science and Medical/Health Informatics

Every potent medicine may cause harm. Preventing this is one of UMC’s most important objectives. At the Research department, multi-professional teams are working together to develop new methods that empower human experts in detecting new, yet unknown harmful effects of medicines.

If you are studying pharmacovigilance, medicine, pharmacy, nursing or medical/health informatics, and would like to work with improving drug safety in your thesis project, please reach out to us! We have many ongoing projects and are willing to discuss ideas that you have as well. 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 Liaison department
"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."
Tomas Bergvall
Senior Product Manager
"At UMC, I'm able to use my skill set to create meaningful solutions that make a real difference in the world. I'm proud of what we do and the impact we have."
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!"
Alem Zekarias
Senior Pharmacovigilance Scientist
"Knowing I'm doing something meaningful that can help patients all over the world is my passion and my drive."

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 basic training in medicine, pharmacy or nursing
  • You have advanced training in medicine, pharmacovigilance or medical informatics
  • You are passionate about improving drug safety

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.

Johan Ellenius | Contact Person

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