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Postdoc in Evidence-Based Medicine

A  full-time position as a Postdoc is vacant at Cochrane Denmark and at the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO), Department of Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU).

The position is limited to two years with the possibility of extension by up to a maximum of two years, starting in September 2023 (negotiable).

The position involves research (50%), pre-graduate and postgraduate guidance and teaching (40%) and administration (10%).

Research tasks

The position as a postdoc consists of research, teaching, professional development, and guidance in Evidence-Based Medicine.

The centre’s main research topics are bias in clinical research, conflicts of interest, de-implementation, and medical devices. The centre is responsible for a pre-graduate course in evidence-based medicine for medical students, and postgraduate courses (e.g., PhD courses). Furthermore, the centre supports Cochrane authors and runs a methodological consultancy service for clinical researchers, e.g., when conducting systematic reviews.

We expect you to have a relevant academic degree (PhD level) and a research interest in evidence-based medicine and clinical research methodology.

The post involves responsibility for a primary project on exploring the concept of minimally relevant degree of bias in randomized trials.

Expectations of qualifications

The applicant must have a Ph.D.-degree and documented research experience in one or more of the following areas/fields:

  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Research methodology
  • Clinical minimally relevant difference
  • Meta-epidemiology

Potential applicants must be postdoc-qualified in accordance with Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities.


For further information please contact the Head of Centre, OUH/SDU, Asbjørn Hróbjartsson, phone 24792553/ e-mail: or the Head of  the Department of Clinical Research Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, phone: 6011 3046/ e-mail:

Conditions of employment

The Recruitment/Hiring takes place in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Central Organisation of the Academics.

Assessment of applicant will be done in accordance with the current/applicable university recruitment order. Applicants will be assessed by an expert committee, and applicant will be informed of their assessment by the university.

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

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must include (as PDF- or docx-files):

  • A motivation letter
  • A CV
  • Copies of certificates/diplomas including evidence of acquisition of a PhD degree or equivalent
  • A complete and numbered list of publications
  • The 3 scientific, peer-reviewed publications that the applicant wishes to be included in the assessment of his or her scientific qualifications. (Please note that one PDF or docx file must be attached for each publication).
  • A research plan
  • A teaching portfolio
  • An explanation of other qualifications relevant to the position.

Incomplete applications, which do not meet the above-mentioned requirements, will not be assessed.

See also the faculty's guidance for applicants at the link below.

Applications may be shortlisted

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

Living and working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who are considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family

Further Details

Guide for applicants

Send application
Deadline 2023-July-01

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