Assistant Professorship in Environmental Epidemiology

University of Copenhagen


Assistant Professorship in Environmental Epidemiology




The Environmental Epidemiology Group, within Section of Environmental Health, conducts epidemiological research to examine health effects of major environmental exposures, including air pollution, road traffic noise, wind turbine noise, green- and blue- spaces, etc. Group has experience working with a number of health outcomes including asthma in children and chronic diseases in aging population: asthma, chronic obstructive respiratory disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, lung cancer, breast cancer, brain tumor, diabetes, dementia, mortality, etc. The group utilizes internationally unique possibilities of combining data from large Danish cohort and nationwide administrative data, with historical exposure data based on residential address history and health data from national registries. Research with these large and complex data, characterized with multiple environmental exposures that change over time and which are highly correlated with each other, demands advanced epidemiological and statistical methods. The group also actively participates in international, European and Scandinavian collaborative projects. The Section of Environmental Health administers a number of compulsory and elective courses in environmental epidemiology at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. Candidates should have a PhD in environmental epidemiology or a closely related field. Preference will be given but not limited to those with experience studying health impacts from exposure to air pollution, road traffic or other transportation noise and/or developing methodology for statistical modeling and risk assessment. The successful candidate must have a strong record of training, research experience, and ability to obtain external research funding and publish in highly ranked, peer-reviewed journals. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute through research, teaching, mentoring, and outreach, and to perform research in an area that develops and complements ongoing efforts in the Section of Environmental Health, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen.  


Job description  

The position entails research, including publications and scientific communication, fund raising, as well as research-based teaching and associated examination duties, within the field of environmental epidemiology, but also in related fields (epidemiology, toxicology, etc.).  

The distribution of the Assistant Professor’s functions may vary periodically according to the department’s requirements. The functions will qualify the candidate in research and teaching. During the period of employment supervision will be provided as well as opportunities of educational upgrading with a view to a final written evaluation of the Assistant Professor’ teaching qualifications. The Assistant Professor will also be expected to participate in the development of the scientific field and in the administrative functions of the section.  


Qualification requirements  

• The PhD degree or the equivalent  

• Research and research-based teaching experience  

• Relevant scientific research experience and knowledge of methods used in environmental epidemiology and toxicology are seen as advantage  

• Good communication skills, oral and written  

• Good interpersonal and collaborative skills  


Terms of employment  

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.  



For further information, please contact Zorana Jovanovic Andersen at +4520740462 or at  

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility) and


Application and deadline  

The application must be submitted in English, no later than 1st November 2018 by clicking on the “Apply online” button below, and must include the following:  

• Application, detailing the basis on which the applicant wishes his/her scientific, teaching and other qualifications to be assessed, including research plan  

• Curriculum vitae  

• Diplomas (all relevant certificates collated into one file)  

• List of publications  

• Documentation for teaching qualifications  

• References  

• A maximum of 3 publications  

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply.  


After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at


The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises app. 7500 students, app. 1500 PhD students and app. 3200 employees. The Faculty creates new knowledge and recognition through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions for the benefit of patients and the community.  

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