Three Postdocs in Pharmaco-epidemiology and Reproductive Epidemiology (readvertisement)

Aarhus Universitet


The Department of Clinical Medicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University has three vacant postdoc positions in the field of Pharmaco-epidemiology and Reproductive Epidemiology. The positions are fixed-term full-time positions and are to be filled as soon as possible. One position will end on 30 November 2022, and two positions will end on 31 December 2020, with the possibility of an extension to 30 November 2022.

As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here ( and about the faculty here (

Department of Clinical Epidemiology
Department of Clinical Epidemiology (DCE) is a research department at Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University and is affiliated with Aarhus University Hospital. Researchers at DCE use advanced epidemiological methods to study questions relevant for clinical care and are engaged in a broad range of research activities within clinical epidemiology. Moreover, DCE is involved in consultancy for national and international government agencies and the biotech and pharmaceutical industry. A large number of projects at DCE are carried out in collaboration with universities abroad.
Head of DCE is professor, chair Henrik Toft Sørensen. DCE employs 5 full-time and 4 part-time professors, 5 consultants, 25 biostatisticians, several junior doctors, administrative staff and more than 25 PhD and research year students.

Your job responsibilities
As a postdoc in Pharmaco-epidemiology and Reproductive Epidemiology your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your main tasks will consist of:

  • Being responsible for two collaborative projects based on Nordic nationwide registers (maternal exposures during pregnancy (social status, diseases, medication)) and health outcomes in the offspring (psychiatric diseases and cardiovascular diseases)
  • Preparing data management for large Nordic databases, performing analyses, and presenting results from the research projects.
  • Conducting independent scientific research within pharmaco-epidemiology and reproductive epidemiology
  • Conducting other assigned scientific research.
  • Participating in teaching activities at Aarhus University.

You will report to the department professor/chair.

Your competencies
You have academic qualifications at PhD level within biostatistics or epidemiology. You have strong skills in applied biostatistics or in relevant areas; performance of data management and experience with statistical packages/procedures, in particular SAS or R. You have an interest in public health research in relation to methodological issues in biostatistics and epidemiology. Additionally, you have experience in working with Nordic register data and research experience in child and maternal health research and in pharmaco-epidemiology/reproductive epidemiology.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be good in oral and written English.

In order to be assessed as qualified for a postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria (

Questions about the position
If you have any questions about the position, please contact associate professor Jiong Li at or by telephone (+45) 8716 8401.

Your place of work will be the Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Olof Palmes Allé 43-45, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.

Terms of employment
  • Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.
  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations ( (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health (
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (

Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios (
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system
  • Template for applicant - postdoc ( must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants (

The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.

Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

International applicant?
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here ( Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here (

Aarhus University
Aarhus University is an academically diverse and research-intensive university with a strong commitment to high-quality research and education and the development of society nationally and globally. The university offers an inspiring research and teaching environment to its 39,000 students (FTEs) and 8,000 employees, and has an annual revenues of EUR 884 million. Learn more at

12 May 2019


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