The background for the PhD project is the increasing interest in use of causal inference methods in pharmacoepidemiology. The initial undertaking of the project will be to use causal inference methods to study associations between medication use during pregnancy and possible subsequent neurodevelopment disorders in childhood like ADHD. The epidemiological data consists of data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort (MoBa) at the National Institute of Public Health linked to other national health registries. The project may also include analyses of (epi)genetic data from individuals from the MoBa-study.
Applicants must hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in epidemiology or medical statistics. The successful candidate must prove competence in statistics and/or biostatistics and experience with standard statistical software. The preferred candidate has experience with handling complex data sets. Interest and experience with interdisciplinary work and good programming skills is an advantage.
The PharmacoEpidemiology & Drug Safety Research Group covers a wide range of research activities related to optimal use and safety of medication on an individual and societal level. We use epidemiological methods to address questions of drug safety that cannot be studies in randomized controlled trials (RCTs). Our work includes monitoring of drug utilization in pregnancy, perception towards medici...nes, methodology research, analysis of medication safety on patient outcomes and health economics.
The research group is multidiciplinary and has expertise in pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety, statistics, health economics and pharmacotherapy.