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Postdoc position in Data-driven Health Technology at SDU Health Informatics and Technology

SDU Health Informatics and Technology (HIT) at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute, University of Southern Denmark (SDU) in Odense invites applications for an open postdoc position starting September 1, 2021 or soon thereafter. The position is for two years with a possibility for an extension for an additional year.

SDU HIT strives to develop novel and ready to deploy technical solutions in an interdisciplinary manner to the benefit of patients (and their relatives), health professionals and society. SDU HIT has a large portfolio of interdisciplinary projects involving numerous partners from healthcare, academia, industry and network organizations. SDU HIT performs innovative research in the following areas:  data-driven health technology, training and rehabilitation technology, sensor technology, digital health, technical audiology, and healthcare ecosystems.

We are seeking a postdoc to work on ongoing research projects within data-driven health technology – in particular projects related to building predictive models for prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and prognosis.

The preferred candidate is expected to have documented competences and experiences within one or more of the following areas:

  • Research experience in data-driven health technology.
  • Strong programming skills in Java, Python and/or R, JavaScript, and experience in modern SQL.
  • Solid experience in machine learning, statistical analysis, natural language processing/ computational linguistics, social network analysis, and data visualization related to health data.
  • Proven track record of scientific publication in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.
  • Experience in teaching health informatics related courses.
Candidates must have a PhD in a relevant discipline before the starting date.

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute is an internationally recognized research department with strong research units in robotics, drones, artificial intelligence, software engineering, energy informatics, and health informatics and technology.

Denmark is known to be a great place to live and work. There is a high quality of life in and around Odense, and at SDU we value a well-functioning work-life balance. More information about the benefits may be found here.

Contact information
Further information is available from Professor Uffe Kock Wiil, phone: +45 60113565, email:

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Conditions of employment
Employment as a postdoc requires scientific qualifications at PhD level. Employment as a postdoc is temporary and will cease without further notice at the end of the period.

Research will be predominant in the position. Teaching assignments can be agreed individually. Furthermore, other types of assignments may occur to a limited degree. The Faculty determines the distribution of the various assignments. The weighting of the different assignments may vary over time.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Please check links for more information on salary and taxation

The assessment process
Read about the Assessment and selection process. Shortlisting may be used. 

Application procedure
The faculty expects applicants to read How to apply before applying. 

The application must be in English and must include:

  • Cover letter including statement of motivation
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae 
  • Account of research experience and ideas
  • Certificates/Diplomas (MSc and PhD) 
  • List of publications indicating the publications attached
  • Examples of the most relevant publications. Please attach one pdf-file for each publication
  • Reference letters and other relevant qualifications may also be included.

The application deadline is May 16, 2021.

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

Further information for international applicants about entering and working in Denmark.

Further information about The Faculty of Engineering.

Send application
Deadline 2021-May-16

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