Associate Professor of Resource Economics

 


The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as associate professor within the field of Resource Economics. The position will have a main emphasis on the economics and regulation of natural resources. We are looking for applicants with documented research experience within one or more of the following topics, or topics related to these:

  • The optimal use and regulation of non-renewable resources, such as fossil energy sources and various minerals,
  • The optimal use and regulation of renewable resources, such as fish stocks, forests, wildlife, water, and renewable energy sources,
  • The economics of sustainability, circular economy, and similar concepts,
  • Selection of regulatory instruments for natural resource use under market imperfections,
  • The economics and regulation of global challenges and issues in relation to, e.g., climate change, biodiversity, and plastic.

The associate professor’s duties will primarily include theoretical and empirical research within the above fields, including contributions to collaborative and interdisciplinary work, obligations regarding publication/scientific communication and supervision and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within resource economics. The position may also include other duties, like public sector advisory work.

Applicants are required to have university level teaching experience, documented teaching competencies and must be able to explain and reflect upon own teaching practice and portfolio. Formal pedagogical training or supervision equivalent to the University of Copenhagen teacher training programme for assistant professors is required.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, original scientific production at an international level, including contributions to developments in their field, as well as their documented teaching qualifications. Managerial and out-reach qualifications of applicants including ability to attract external funding will also be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for an overall assessment of the candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5b_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Associate_professors.pdf .

Further information on the Department can be found at https://ifro.ku.dk/english/, and we encourage all applicants to study it before applying. We also encourage applicants to learn more about working in Denmark and the many ways in which the University can help at https://ism.ku.dk/.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section Henrik Meilby, tel. (+45) 35 33 17 40, heme@ifro.ku.dk or Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen (+45) 353 31700, bjt@ifro.ku.dk.

The position is open from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment
The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans
  • Description and documentation of teaching experience and qualifications according to university guidelines
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers


The deadline for applications is 7 August 2022, 23:59 GMT +2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 28 November 2022.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0403/22-2E.

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Application deadline: 07-08-2022
Employment start: 01-01-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Food and Resource Economics

Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Resource Economics

 


The Department of Food and Resource Economics, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen invites applications for a position as tenure-track assistant professor within the field of Resource Economics. The position will have a main emphasis on the economics and regulation of natural resources. We are looking for applicants with documented research experience within one or more of the following topics, or topics related to these:

  • The optimal use and regulation of non-renewable resources, such as fossil energy sources and various minerals,
  • The optimal use and regulation of renewable resources, such as fish stocks, forests, wildlife, water, and renewable energy sources,
  • The economics of sustainability, circular economy, and similar concepts,
  • Selection of regulatory instruments for natural resource use under market imperfections,
  • The economics and regulation of global challenges and issues in relation to, e.g., climate change, biodiversity, and plastic.

The tenure-track assistant professor’s duties will primarily include theoretical and empirical research within the above fields, including contributions to collaborative and interdisciplinary work, obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and supervision and research-based teaching with associated examination obligations within resource economics. The position may also include other duties, like public sector advisory work.

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organizational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5a_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Assistant_professors.pdf.

The position is open from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information on the Department can be found at https://ifro.ku.dk/english/, and we encourage all applicants to study it before applying. We also encourage applicants to learn more about working in Denmark and the many ways in which the University can help at https://ism.ku.dk/.

Inquiries about the position can be made to Head of Section Henrik Meilby, tel. (+45) 35 33 17 40, heme@ifro.ku.dk or Head of Department Bo Jellesmark Thorsen (+45) 353 31700, bjt@ifro.ku.dk.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment

The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The tenure-track programme
An assigned mentor will provide the tenure-track assistant professors with guidance related to career development, other academic topics and administrative procedures.

Performance of the tenure-track assistant professor will be followed via internal yearly evaluations and a mid-term and final international evaluation by an assessment committee. If the ‘final appraisal’ is positive you will be promoted as associate professor. Performance and progression towards the criteria below will be evaluated with due consideration of differences between research fields.

Criteria for promotion

After a 6-year tenure-track period tenure-track assistant professors are expected to meet the following criteria:

  • A strong publication track record within the specific field of research, including a significant number of corresponding authorships and at least some publications in  high-ranked journals based on work carried out during the tenure-track period
  • Strong external network of collaboration, including joint publications
  • A significant track record of successful external research funding [Formuleringen tilrettes efter forskningsområdets muligheder for at tiltrække ekstern finansiering]
  • Establishment of a strong and internationally competitive research group demonstrating clear independence of former supervisors/mentors, or/and major contributions to the development of an existing research group demonstrating an ability to collaborate within the research group
  • Completed https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/course_overview/up/ and established a teaching portfolio via participation in teaching, including preparation and development of departmental courses
  • Successful supervision/co-supervision of MSc and PhD students

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae including:
    • Please describe and document international network and relations
    • Please describe and document internationally based activities
    • Positions held at universities/research institutions outside Denmark
    • Outreach activities, i.e. popular lectures or other activities in the media
    • Grants held, personal or in part. Career development grants.
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan - description of current and future research plans
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications- please describe and document:
    • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
    • Teaching experience
    • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of up to 5 particularly relevant papers


The deadline for applications 7 August 2022, 23:59 GMT +2

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/.

Interviews/trial lectures will be held on 28 November 2022.

Please refer to the following no. in future communication in this case: 211-0121/22-2N.

 

 

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Application deadline: 07-08-2022
Employment start: 01-01-2023
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Food and Resource Economics

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in Political Science & Social Data Science

 


The Department of Political Science and the Center for Social Data Science (SODAS), Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), invites excellent candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professorship in Political Science & Social Data Science. The position is available from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

It is a joint position equally shared between the Department of Political Science and SODAS but the assistant professor will be employed by the Department of Political Science. The ideal candidate for the advertised position holds a PhD in Political Science, or related field, and has a strong record in applying data science/computational methods to answer questions related to politics and digital communication.

A tenure-track assistant professorship is a six-year, fixed-term academic position involving both research and teaching. The successful candidate will be obliged to complete a teacher-training course designed especially for assistant professors, and will be expected to be able to take part in all the activities of the Department, including examinations and administration.

Approximately six months before the end of the six-year period as tenure-track assistant professor, a committee set up by the Dean will assess whether the assistant professor can be considered for promotion to a tenured position as associate professor.

Read more about the tenure-track program at Copenhagen University here: https://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/.

Introduction
The Department of Political Science and SODAS are situated in the heart of Copenhagen. The Department of Political Science is one of the leading political science departments in Europe and offers courses at all levels. The Department of Political Science has a strong international research profile and a vibrant and dynamic research and teaching environment.
More about the Department here: https://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/  

SODAS is an interdisciplinary social science centre. Combining social science theories and methods with state-of-the-art data science techniques, SODAS aspires to do cutting-edge and creative interdisciplinary research, teaching and impact in the crossroads between the social sciences and data science. More about SODAS here:  https://sodas.ku.dk/ and the interdisciplinary degree program in Social Data Science here: https://studies.ku.dk/masters/social data science/    

Duties and Responsibilities
The assistant professor is expected to contribute actively to the advance of the above research and teaching environments. Duties and responsibilities of the post include contributing to the scholarship and intellectual life of the University by conducting excellent research and teaching. An assistant professor also has administrative responsibilities.

Your Competencies and Opportunities
Your Competencies and Opportunities as a Tenure-track assistant professor must hold an academic record demonstrating internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized potential to make a future impact.

To be assessed qualified for a tenure-track assistant professor position at the University of Copenhagen, the candidate must meet the University’s criteria of academic merit.
https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement.

You can read more about the criteria for recognising merit for assistant professors here:  
https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til-meritering/5a_Criteria_for_recognising_merit_-Assistant_professors.pdf

A successful candidate has strong interpersonal skills as well as an aptitude for working collaboratively with colleagues in planning and delivering teaching, in research projects and in the discharge of administrative duties.

Furthermore, the candidate must demonstrate a commitment to student learning, supporting student welfare and enhancing the student experience

Strategy of the Faculty of the Social Sciences
The Department of Political Science is part of the Faculty of the Social Sciences. The Faculty is a successful academic community that strives to put knowledge into action by:

  • Engaging partners in the co-creation of knowledge, learning and social change.
  • Empowering our students to become reflective and responsible citizens who have the vision, the knowledge and the competences to change society for the better.
  • Energising global, European and Danish communities of knowledge by innovating research methodologies and by research findings with impact

For more on the Faculty strategy, see: https://socialsciences.ku.dk/faculty/strategy/ You can read the Department’s strategy herehttps://politicalscience.ku.dk/about/strategy-plan/

Terms of Employment

  • Employment with the Faculty of Social Sciences and progression within employment will be determined only by personal merit. We do this by applying academic criteria of the University of Copenhagen which are related to the duties and conditions of each particular post and the needs of the Department concerned.
  • As this is a tenure track position, we strongly encourage the appointed assistant professor to acquire the proficiency in Danish required to teach and interact with colleagues in that language in 3-6 years. The Department will provide and pay for the necessary language training
  • Further information on qualification requirements as assistant professor can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit/dokumenter/Ministerial_Order_no._1443_of_11_December_2019_on_Job_Structure_for_Academic_Staff_at_Universities.pdf
  • Terms of appointment and salary is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • The salary range starts at DKK 35,003.43 (4,706.32) per month + a 17.1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Recruitment Process
Further information on the recruitment process at University of Copenhagen can be found here:  https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Research, see https://employment.ku.dk/working-at-ucph/eu-charter-for-researchers/

International applicant?
The University of Copenhagen offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including support before and during your relocation and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about these services as well as information on entering and working in Denmark here: https://ism.ku.dk/

Contact Information
Information about the recruitment process is available from HR, e-mail: hrsc@hrsc.ku.dk, please refer to ID number: 211-0129/22-2N #1

Additional information about the position can be obtained from the Head of Department, Nina Græger, e-mail: ng@ifs.ku.dk, phone +45 35337662

How to Apply
Submit a complete application at our online portal. Click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of the page to apply.

Your application must be written in English and include the following documents:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates and diplomas
  • Publications. The 6 most important publications, of which at least three must have been published within the five years immediately preceding the deadline for application. The publications selected must be uploaded as attachments and named from 1 to 6.
  • Publication list. A complete list of all publications with clearly marked publication dates. The uploaded publications must be marked with * on the list to be assessed.
  • Teaching portfolio. Documentation of teaching qualifications in accordance with the University guidelines for teaching portfolios when appointing academic staff at the University of Copenhagen
  • Documentation of ability to disseminate information. Documentation of the ability to disseminate information to and share knowledge with society.

Should any material submitted consist of work with named co-authors, or work that is otherwise the result of collective academic endeavors, the extent of the applicant’s contribution to the work must be clearly specified. The hiring committee may ask for a signed statement from the co-authors specifying the extent and nature of each individual’s contribution.

The closing date for applications is 23:59, 8 August 2022 (CEST)

Applications or enclosures received thereafter will not be considered.

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Application deadline: 08-08-2022
Employment start: 01-01-2023
Department/Location: Institut for Statskundskab

PhD fellowship in Drug Delivery: Overcoming the skin barrier using a multiple prodrugs approach

 


The Department of Pharmacy is offering a three-year PhD fellowship in drug delivery to skin. The PhD fellowship is financed by the LEO Foundation as part of the LEO Foundation Center for Cutaneous Drug Delivery (LFCCDD) to which the project is affiliated. The successful applicant will be a member of the Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry group and will have the opportunities for cross-disciplinary research in collaboration with the other sections of the Center as well as external collaborators.

The fellowship is available from 1st of September 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Project description

Topical application is a minimally invasive, attractive route of drug administration. Unfortunately, the skin constitutes a formidable barrier to drug delivery, limiting the number of substances that can be delivered. Via improved understanding of the interplay between the physical chemical forces governing membrane transport, we aim to expand the number of drugs that can be delivered effectively to the skin. We take a physical chemical approach to improving skin transport exploring a novel multiple prodrug approach. We will focus on the thermodynamic activity of the drug, prodrugs (chemical derivatives of diclofenac), and the vehicles applied, which is the driving force for transport. Basic physical chemistry dictates that the transport of a molecule is unaffected by the presence of other molecules. This opens for simultaneous administration of multiple prodrugs for increasing the “operational” thermodynamic activity and, hence, driving force of drug transport. However, high prodrug concentrations will affect solvent thermodynamic activity. Hence, the concept provides a tool for separating molecular, solvent, and membrane effects on transport. The prodrug approach will be explored via transport studies over artificial membranes and human skin pursuing conditions allowing delineation of solvent, membrane interactions, and supersaturation effects. Incorporation of multiple molecules/prodrugs in a delivery vehicle for application to skin represents a new approach, which may be exploited, e.g., in treatment of pain and inflammation or actinic keratosis.

Principal supervisor
Professor Jesper Østergaard, Department of Pharmacy, e-mail: jesper.ostergaard@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6138

Place of employment

The place of employment is at the Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions and a dynamic and international research environment. The mission of Department of Pharmacy is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences by performing drug-related research and research-based teaching in topics including pharmaceutical technology and formulation, drug delivery, advanced drug analysis, and clinical and social pharmacy.

Information about the Department can be found at https://pharmacy.ku.dk/

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD fellow at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences are to:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research institution, preferably abroad
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Participate in the undergraduate teaching of students in pharmaceutical sciences
  • Participate in national and international conferences and scientific meetings
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your research project

Required qualifications
As an applicant you must have:

  • Obtained a relevant  Master’s degree prior to the starting date
  • Fluency in English and excellent communication skills
  • The ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment

As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

Preferred qualifications
We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a background in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, or similar. Experience in drug delivery system design and preparation, and/or characterization using a variety of analytical techniques will be preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently, but shall also interact with a multidisciplinary project group involved in many aspects of studying and evaluating drug delivery. Extensive training in the relevant disciplines will be provided.

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Relevant work experience
  • Publications
  • The grade point average achieved
  • Other professional activities and achievements
  • Language skills
  • The successful applicant is also required to be enterprising and to possess good interpersonal skills

Terms of employment

The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project to the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences.

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

The PhD student is expected to be affiliated to the graduate programme in pharmaceutical sciences, Drug Research Academy.

Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around DKK 27,800 (approx. 3,700 EUR) (taxable) plus pension (October 2021 level).

Questions

For further information, applicants may contact the principal supervisor Jesper Østergaard, e-mail: jesper.ostergaard@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6138 or PhD coordinator Marianne W. Jørgensen, e-mail: marianne.joergensen@sund.ku.dk, direct phone: +45 3533 6449.

General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

For more information on working and living in Denmark visit http://ism.ku.dk (International staff mobility) and https://www.workindenmark.dk

Application procedure

Your application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking “Apply now” below and must include the following documents in PDF format:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Diploma and transcripts of records: Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish (including grade transcripts for bachelor´s and master´s degrees). If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor will do. Applicants with a Master´s degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Other information to consider: References and recommendations (if possible)

The application deadline is 1st of June 2022, 23.59 pm 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 University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

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.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

Interviews are expected to be held in the end of June.

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500 students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to apply for the position. 

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Application deadline: 01-06-2022
Employment start: 01-09-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Pharmacy

PhD position in Environmental Epidemiology

 


We are offering a 3-year PhD position in Environmental Epidemiology Group, Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, commencing 1 September 2022 or thereafter after agreement.

Our group and research
The Environmental Epidemiology group conducts research and teaching in general epidemiological methods based on the use of Danish health registers and clinical databases, with a specific research focus on environmental epidemiology, cancer screening evaluation, human biomonitoring, and occupational epidemiology


Project description: Long-term exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality
Current evidence on air pollution and cardiovascular diseases (CVD) is based mainly on studies of incidence of different CVD outcomes (MI, IHD, stroke, atrial fibrillation, heart failure) based on studies in subjects who were free of CVD (Miller et al. 2020). These studies are used to study whether air pollution is a risk factor for CVD, and contributes to the development of CVD in healthy subjects, which makes it relevant for primary prevention of CVD (Miller et al. 2020).
However, evidence is sparse on the effects of air pollution on disease prognosis subsequent to diagnosis of CVD. These studies examine whether long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to exacerbations of disease in CVD patients, such as frequent hospitalizations, or shorter survival after CVD diagnoses. Another important aspect of these studies is to assess whether certain therapy/medications modify the risk related to air pollution. These studies are useful to assess potential for cleaner air policies and, by extension, secondary prevention of CVDs.  

Majority of evidence on air pollution and health outcomes comes from Western Europe, USA, and Canada, areas where air pollution levels are relatively low. There is general lack of data from less developed countries, where air pollution levels are high, research infrastructure and funding are poor, and air pollution epidemiology as a field is underdeveloped. Eastern European countries have some of the highest air pollution levels in Europe, as well as a lack of studies on air pollution and health, including CVDs. Due to the differences in air pollution sources and levels, as well as population and societal characteristics, local estimates on health effects of air pollution would be best for understanding the healthcare burden due to air pollution.

The overall aim of this research is to examine the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and cardiovascular disease in Denmark and Serbia.

Job description
We seek to hire a PhD student to work on the epidemiological study of the association between long-term exposure to air pollution and risk of CVD exacerbations (hospitalizations) among CVD patients, as well survival after CVD.

Principal supervisor is Professor Zorana J. Andersen, Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen, Email: zorana.andersen@sund.ku.dk,  Phone: +45 35 32 76 69.

Co-supervisor is Professor, Rudi Westendorp, Section of Epidemiology, University of Copenhagen, Email: westendorp@sund.ku.dk, phone: +45 22 96 31 41.

Start: 1 September 2022        

Duration:  3 years as a PhD student

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Master of Science degree in environmental science, epidemiology, medicine, biostatistics, public health, global health, or any other related field. Please note that your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree (two years).
Other important criteria are:

  • Knowledge of statistical programming skills in programming languages of R, SAS, and STATA, and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Training in epidemiology
  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written English
  • You must be enterprising and possess good interpersonal and teamwork skills


Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
The average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week. The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The start date is 1 September 2022 or after agreement.
The employment is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant before the starting date.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.
Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD position, please contact the principal supervisor or the co-supervisor.

General information about PhD studies at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)

2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position

3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science

4. Publication list (if possible)


Application deadline: 2 June 2022, 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.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
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 find information about the recruitment process at: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/

The applicants will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background. 

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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.

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Application deadline: 02-06-2022
Employment start: 01-09-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Department of Public Health

PhD fellowship in Human Physiology

 


We are offering a PhD fellowship in Human Physiology commencing September 1, 2022, or after agreement.

Background
CBMR is a vibrant international research environment with a focus on interdisciplinary collaboration. Our researchers share a common purpose as they seek to transform the basic understanding of the mechanisms involved in metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. The Center’s research has resulted in seminal discoveries as to how genes, hormones, and environmental factors influence metabolic health and disease throughout life. You can read more about us here www.cbmr.ku.dk.

Our group and research
The Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research’s vision is to strengthen interdisciplinary research that transforms our basic understanding of the mechanisms that underlie metabolic health and disease, and to accelerate this knowledge toward new prevention and treatment strategies. We were established in 2010 and in 2017, we moved into new laboratories, offices, and meeting rooms in the Maersk Tower www.maersktower.ku.dk.

The Center has around 260 employees who work in an international, highly collaborative research environment across a range of biomedical disciplines. You can read more about us here: www.cbmr.ku.dk.

The group
In the molecular understanding of metabolic diseases, a major gap exists between basic genetic and microbiome discoveries and their impact on physiology and the potential for clinical translation. The Hansen Group aims to bridge this gap by connecting genomic discoveries and epidemiology, with physiology and clinical application. You can read more about the Hansen Group here.

Project description
We seek an enthusiastic, passionate researcher to perform a PhD project in Human Physiology. The main objective of the PhD project is to investigate individuals with extreme amounts of autoantibodies against interleukin- 6 and matched controls. The project will involve performing clinical trials such as recruitment of participants, oral glucose tolerance tests, exercise testing, deriving blood samples, and muscle and adipose tissue biopsies, as well as wet-lab and analytical work performing omics analysis of blood samples and single-cell-RNA sequencing of muscle and fat biopsies.

Principal supervisor is Professor Torben Hansen, Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, email torben.hansen@sund.ku.dk

Start:                 September 1, 2022, or after agreement

Duration:          3 years as a PhD student

Job description
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carry through an independent research project under supervision
  • Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx. 30 ECTS points
  • Participate in active research environments including a stay at another research team
  • Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teach and disseminate your knowledge
  • Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master’s degree related to the subject area of the project e.g., human physiology, human biology, medicine, molecular biology/biomedicine etc.

Other important criteria are:

  • Hands-on experience in running clinical trials with emphasis on participant recruitment, collection of blood and biopsies
  • Hands-on experience with oral glucose tolerance tests and exercise testing
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project, including statistical analysis methods and knowledge of coding languages, including R and bash
  • Active interest in the role of autoantibodies against myokines in glucose metabolism and acute exercise
  • Dissemination activities, such as conference participation and poster presentations, will be seen as an advantage
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English

Place of employment
The place of employment is at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories, bioinformatics and statistic guidance, and access to big data from multiple cohorts.

Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years. The starting date is September 1, 2022, or after agreement.

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s success­ful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the faculty’s rules on achieving the degree.

Salary, pension, and terms of employment are in accordance with the agree­ment between the Ministry of Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary begins around 26,957 DKK / approx. 3,618 EUR (April 2022 level) plus pension.

Questions
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website: https://healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/.

Application procedure
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format: 

  1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  3. Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Please, note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: June 2, 2022, at 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.

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills, and other requirements listed in the advertisement.

Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant can comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself.

You can read about the recruitment process at https://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.

The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

 

APPLY NOW

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.

Contact

Torben Hansen

Info

Application deadline: 02-06-2022
Employment start: 01-09-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research

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