Postdoc Positions in Public Health (Denmark) Deadline: May 02, 2019

University of Copenhagen

Application Deadline

May 02, 2019

Program Commencement

August 15, 2019

Duration of the Program

2 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 Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, invites highly dedicated researchers for five full-time postdoc positions starting on 15 August 2019 or as soon as possible. The mission of the Department is to provide the scientific foundation for improving public health, both nationally and globally. This includes increased understanding of the links between health, the individual and society as well as the ethical, equity and political implications of poor health and health interventions. The Department strives to ensure its position as a world-leading department within public health through multidisciplinary research, high-quality education, engagement with stakeholders and the public at large. The Department has as part of its ongoing strategic plan selected five areas of research priority including digitalization and high data complexity in health and across sectors; life course analysis; public health interventions and innovation; sustainability in global and environmental health; and science and technology studies.  

The postdoc positions will be attached to one of the eight sections at the Department of Public Health linked to a particularly relevant research group. The postdocs will work on their own proposed research plan in close collaboration with other researchers at the Department of Public Health and from outside the department. They will participate in the day to day activities at the department and the specific section of affiliation. They may be asked to provide supervisory inputs to master and PhD thesis students as well as teaching input at some of the educational programs managed by the Department of Public Health.

More information on the department can be found here.

Eligibility/ Requirements

Applicants are invited to come forward with a brief outline of proposed research relevant to public health. The outline should include a reference to how the proposed work may relate to the research priority areas of the Department of Public Health. New topics and research methods not already covered by ongoing research are highly encouraged. Similarly, interdisciplinary research including research that may go across several sections at the Department of Public Health and undertaken as part of an international research partnership is encouraged. The funding provided by the Department of Public Health includes salary for the postdoc, administrative support but only limited provision for research expenses. 

Highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with the following competencies and experience are invited to apply:  
  • A completed PhD 
  • Experienced in research methods and theory of relevance for your proposed research 
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals 
  • Past experience from an international research environment 
  • Enterprising 
  • Excellent skills in both written and spoken English 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work in teams 
  • Research project management experience considered an advantage 
  • Teaching and supervisory experience at university level considered an advantage  

Application Process

The online application must be submitted in English by clicking here. The application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  
  1. Motivated letter of application.
  2. A brief presentation of the proposed research including alignment with the research at the Department of Public Health (max three pages). In addition to a brief presentation of the proposed research, the outline may include anticipated international partners and possible funding opportunities for the activities. 
  3. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills, past funding obtained and other skills relevant for the position. 
  4. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate. 
  5. List of publications.  

More details, here

For further information please contact Head of Department Steffen Loft ;, or the head of the section most relevant for your research proposal:  
Head of Section at Section of General Practice, Susanne Reventlow,
Head of Section of Biostatistics, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen,
Head of Section of Global Health, Flemming Konradsen,
Head of Section of Environmental Health, Gert Martin Hald,
Head of Section of Social Medicine, Ulla Christensen,
Head of Section for Health Services Research, Signild Vallgårda,
Head of Section of Epidemiology, Naja Hulvej Rod,
Creative Director at Medical Museion, Ken Arnold,
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).  


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