Postdoc Position in Interdisciplinary Science Studies (Denmark) Deadline: April 22, 2019

University of Copenhagen

Application Deadline

April 22, 2019

Program Commencement

October 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

3 Years

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Program Details

The University of Copenhagen is the oldest university and research institution in Denmark. Founded in 1479, it is the second oldest institution for higher education in Scandinavia. The university has four campuses located in and around Copenhagen. Driven by intellectual creativity and critical thinking, researchers and students at the University of Copenhagen have expanded horizons and contributed to moving the world forward. The University offers researchers and students the opportunity to develop their talent and launches ambitious interdisciplinary initiatives to support its strong academic communities. 

The University is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to commence 1 October 2019 at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research and Medical Museion, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.  The postdoctoral fellowship is part of the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research International Postdoctoral Program and will also be integrated into the interdisciplinary research environment at Medical Museion. The fellow will receive a competitive package including salary and running costs for three years and be part of an international interdisciplinary collaboration at the Maersk Tower.
 
The postdoc position is situated in the Center’s Program for Metabolic Science in Culture (Director Professor Ken Arnold), based at Medical Museion. Medical Museion is a university medical museum combined with an interdisciplinary research group, looking at health and medical sciences in their cultural, historical, and philosophical context. The Program for Metabolic Science in Culture has three main strands of enquiry: Metabolic Humanities, Metabolic Collections, and Museology and Communication.
More details here.
 
Read more about the program, here.

Eligibility/ Requirements

The applicants must hold a PhD within a relevant discipline (see Profile below). The PhD degree must preferably be awarded from a university outside of Denmark. The program is also open for applicants with a Danish PhD degree who can document at least 12 months full-time research experience from outside Denmark.
 
You are not eligible to apply for the program if you have been employed in a postdoctoral position for more than one year at the University of Copenhagen prior to the commencement of the fellowship.
 
Highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with the following competencies and qualifications may apply:  
  • A PhD degree in a relevant humanities or social science discipline, e.g., Medical Humanities, STS, Anthropology, History and Philosophy of Science, Cultural Studies, Gender Studies or
  • A PhD in Biomedical or Health Sciences plus at least masters level research experience with humanities or social science methods
  • Experience with the study of science from humanities or social science perspectives is desirable; ability to engage with scientists and scientific literature is essential  ´´
  • Enthusiasm for topics in metabolism, time, and environment
  • An ambitious, independent and critical mindset
  • Confidence in designing their own research methodologies
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Experience or interest in public communication or museum work is a bonus 

Other details, here.

 

Application Process

Your online application must be submitted in English. Your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format.
 
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  • Cover letter expressing the motivation and previous research experience of the applicant (max 1 page)  
  • Curriculum vitae  
  • Copy of the PhD degree certificate and the Master degree certificate. In case the PhD has not yet been completed, a written statement from the supervisor is acceptable  
  • List of publications  
  • References (name and contact details of at least two references).

For further information about the position, please contact Associate Professor Louise Whiteley lowh@sund.ku.dk.

Questions regarding the CBMR International Postdoctoral Program must be directed to cbmr@sund.ku.dk.

For questions regarding the recruitment procedure, please contact SUND HR CBMR mlr@sund.ku.dk.

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