14 March 2019

Five postdoc positions at the Department of Public Health

Five 2-year, full-time positions as postdocs are available for highly dedicated researchers at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, starting on 15 August 2019, or as soon as possible hereafter.  
The mission of the Department of Public Health 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 particular relevant research group. More information on the department can be found at: https://publichealth.ku.dk/
Your research interest  
We invite applicants 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. We highly encourage new topics and research methods not already covered by ongoing research. We encourage 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. The funding provided by the Department of Public Health includes salary for the postdoc, administrative support but only limited provision for research expenses.  
Your job  
You will work on your own proposed research plan in close collaboration with other researchers at the Department of Public Health and from outside the department. You will participate in the day to day activities at the department and the specific section of affiliation. You 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.
Profile and Qualifications  
We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic researchers with the following competencies and experience:  
  • 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  
Place of employment  
The place of employment is the Department of Public Health at the Center for Health and Society in the center of Copenhagen (www.pubhealth.ku.dk) with one section based at Medical Museion (www.museion.ku.dk). We offer a creative and stimulating working atmosphere in a dynamic and international research environment.  
Terms of employment  
The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for two years. Starting date is 15 August 2019 or after agreement.
Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.  
Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.  
The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.  
For further information please contact Head of Department Steffen Loft stl@sund.ku.dk ; https://publichealth.ku.dk/ www.sund.ku.dk, or the head of the section most relevant for your research proposal:  
Head of Section at Section of General Practice, Susanne Reventlow, mkv435@sund.ku.dk
Head of Section of Biostatistics, Esben Budtz-Jørgensen, ebj@sund.ku.dk
Head of Section of Global Health, Flemming Konradsen, flko@sund.ku.dk
Head of Section of Environmental Health, Gert Martin Hald, ghald@sund.ku.dk
Head of Section of Social Medicine, Ulla Christensen, ulch@sund.ku.dk
Head of Section for Health Services Research, Signild Vallgårda, siva@sund.ku.dk
Head of Section of Epidemiology, Naja Hulvej Rod, nahuro@sund.ku.dk
Creative Director at Medical Museion, Ken Arnold, kra@sund.ku.dk
Foreign applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).  
Application procedure  
Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  
1. Motivated letter of application.  
2. A brief presentation of proposed research including alignment with the research at 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.  
Application deadline: May 2, 2019, 23.59pm CET  
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.  
The further process  
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.  
You can read about the recruitment process at http://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.  
Interviews are expected to be held in weeks 23-24  
University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.  


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.


Application deadline: 02-05-2019
Employment start: 15-08-2019
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Det Folkesundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet

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