The Danish Diabetes and Endocrine Academy (DDEA) invites applications for four two-year postdoctoral fellowships of 600,000 DKK per year for two years in 2023-2024.
The postdoctoral positions are also available as part-time positions dedicating time to research combined with time for clinical work (salary during the clinical employment must be ensured by the institution where the candidate has his clinical employment).
Applications can be in any research field within diabetes, metabolism or endocrinology.
The DDEA strongly emphasises mobility, i.e. applications where the applicant carries out his/her postdoctoral studies in another institution than the institution where the applicant carried out her/his PhD studies and applications where the applicant plans to stay in a research institution abroad or work in another sector (i.e. general practice, industry, university, hospital) during her/his postdoctoral studies.
With these postdoctoral fellowships, the DDEA wants to support researchers who are in the beginning of their research careers and develop/consolidate their individual research profile and scientific network.
Deadline for application is 7 February 2023 at 23:59 CET with expected date of reply 6 June 2023.
The grant must be activated within six months after receiving the grant notification letter (or by further agreement with the DDEA).
Who can apply?
In order to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship, the following requirements must be fulfilled:
- You must have a PhD degree or your PhD thesis must be accepted for defense at the time of receiving the grant notification letter*.
- Any previous employment as a postdoctoral fellow must not have exceeded three years in total at the time of application. If applying for a postdoc fellowship at the same institution, any previous employment as a postdoc (at the time of application) must not have exceeded two years - but in specific cases this can be negotiated (i.e. in connection with pregnancy or illness). Please note that you can only be employed as a postdoctoral fellow for a maximum of four years at the same institution (including the potential DDEA postdoctoral fellowship) according to the law and regulations by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and Higher Education regarding job structure for academic staff at the universities for candidates who apply for a second postdoctoral period at the same university (click here). The DDEA postdoctoral fellowship cannot be transferred into an assistant professor or an associate professor position.
- The principal investigator has to be associated with a Danish research institution** (foreign candidates may contract the DDEA Secretariat that will assist by recommending a potential principal investigator associated with a Danish research institution). Please note that a principal investigator can only be principal investigator on one application for a DDEA postdoctoral fellowship (including co-financed DDEA postdoctoral fellowships with co-funding from life sciences industry) (per application round).
- High-level English language skills are required (oral as well as written).
You can only apply for one postdoctoral fellowship per application round (i.e. you cannot apply for both a fully financed two -year postdoctoral fellowship and a 50%-financed postdoctoral fellowship (with co-funding from life sciences industry)).