Postdoc for Research Coordination – University of Copenhagen

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30 April 2018

Postdoc for Research Coordination

For the Challenge Program ‘ Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Address the Societal Challenge of Aging’ funded by Novo Nordisk Fonden we are looking for a postdoc who is able to establish relationships across the Center, and nurture an environment of advancement and synergy in science-related activities. 
 
The vacant position as a postdoc will be anchored in the Section of Epidemiology of the Department of Public Health. The Program comprises tens of professionals in several different institutions and you will be able to draw upon the expertise of your experienced colleagues. 
 
The appointment is a 4 years full time position, starting 1 July 2018 or as soon as possible hereafter.  
 
Job description 
Tasks as a postdoc: 
 
In collaboration with the director of the program, the postdoc will be responsible for planning, organizing, and implementing science-related activities within the Center as well as external activities such as seminars, conferences, and relations to external parties. 
 
The postdoc is expected to work across the Center with administrative and research staff alike with a broad range of activities designed to support our Center researchers by nurturing an environment of skills advancement and synergy. 
 
Depending on the candidate's experience, the responsibilities could include rolling out the Center's mentoring program, career advice for Center students and postdocs, fundraising activities, anchoring some of the Center's network groups, scientific publication, report writing as well as science-related consultation responses to the stakeholders, and ad hoc assistance to the Center's Management Committee. 
 
Qualifications 
We expect a solid scientific background (either a PhD, close to finishing a PhD or equivalent research experience), preferably within medical or health research and an international background. Knowledge of and passion for the field of aging is a plus. 
 
The working language at the Center is English; therefore, you are expected to have strong written and oral communication skills in English.  
In addition, we are looking for somebody, who: 
  • is able to drive an organizational process 
  • has excellent networking skills combined with a dedication to making a real    impact  
  • possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
  • has an engaging facilitation style 
  • is interested in fostering close collaborations with your colleagues 
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Terms of employment  
Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish confederation of Professional Associations). The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013. The position will be at the level of postdoctoral fellow. The gross basic salary range for Postdoctoral Fellows is DKK 33,224 to DKK 34,980 per month (Level 6 to 8). To the basic salary, a supplement can be negotiated, depending on the candidate’s experience and qualifications. An additional 17.1% monthly contribution to pension will be paid by the employer. The work week is 37 hours. 
 
Questions  
For further questions, please contact Rudi Westendorp, westendorp@sund.ku.dk.  
 
Application 
The application must be submitted in English via link at the bottom of page. The closing date for application is 3 May 2018. 
 
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an Expert Assessment Committee. Selected applicants will be notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him-/herself. 
Apply online here: online application form
 
You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/ 
 
The University of Copenhagen wants to reflect the international society and encourages everyone to apply for the position, regardless of personal background. 
 
About us 
The Challengeprogram has close connections with the Center of Healthy Aging, both hosted by the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, as an independent research center to conduct basic research on metabolism. 

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.