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Postdoc in inequality in cancer

A position as postdoc is available at the National Institute of Public Health (NIPH), University of Southern Denmark, from May 1, 2019 or soon hereafter. The position is time-limited to 2 years. NIPH is situated in central Copenhagen.

The researcher will be expected to develop and conduct ethnographic and qualitative research within the field of inequality in cancer. More specifically the researcher will lead, develop and conduct a project focusing on how health care professionals perceive of and manage social differences between patients in the context of their daily work. The researcher will be part of COMPAS which is a national center for research in inequality in cancer.  

The researcher will get a leading role in developing and combining the research area theoretically and methodologically, and initiating new research initiatives. The position requires proficiency in Danish, since the research will take place in Denmark.   

The researcher will also be expected to develop his or her own research profile within the institute and COMPAS amongst other things via fundraising and scientific publication. In addition, the researcher will be expected to contribute to the institutional tasks within research, teaching and supervision. The researcher will work closely with researchers affiliated with the Department of Health and Social Context and the Centre for Intervention Research and will be part of the research group Health, social relations and structural conditions.

Expectations of qualifications

  • PhD degree in health, public health, sociology, anthropology or equivalent
  • Strong methodological skills and documented experience with conducting qualitative and ethnographic research, preferably in the field of cancer treatment and rehabilitation
  • Documented knowledge and research experiences within the fields of social inequality in health and cancer.
  • Knowledge and research experience in health communication
  • Experience with research dissemination, written and oral
  • Preferably experience in international research collaboration

We can offer an exciting job in an inspiring research environment, with highly motivated colleagues, as well as close collaboration with NGOs and national and international research institutions.

Further information can be obtained from head of department Anna Paldam Folker, or professor Tine Tjørnhøj-Thomsen,, 65 50 78 11.

Application, salary and terms of employment

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

  • an application
  • a detailed CV
  • a complete and numbered list of publications
  • 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication
  • a brief teaching portfolio
  • a research plan on future research work.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Further details

Read the guideline for applicants

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Deadline 2019-Mar-31

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Health Sciences by completing the application form


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