Associate Professor of Biostatistics

University of Copenhagen


Associate Professor of Biostatistics

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint 1-2 associate professors to the Department of Public Health to commence as soon as possible.  


The Section of Biostatistics conducts general biostatistical research and methodological development in biostatistics, undertakes teaching of students at various educations, undergraduate as well as postgraduate, and offers biostatistical advice to staff and students in all disciplines of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences. With the new positions, the Section of Biostatistics aims to strengthen its expertise in the analysis of large and/or complex data. 


Information on the Department Public Health can be found at: 


Job description  

The associate professors must participate in the interdisciplinary and dynamic research environment at the Section of Biostatistics. Here the main duties will be to conduct biostatistical research at an international level, take actively part in the teaching at all levels at the Section and to supervise students at the master's and PhD level. In addition, the successful applicant is expected to independently and as a part of the section to work on attracting funding. Finally, it is expected that the associate professor participates in the various administrative task of the section.    


The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:  

• Research, including publication/academic dissemination   

• Research-based teaching, including associated examination  

• Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers   

• Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate 

• Academic assessments    


Required qualifications   

The successful applicant should be able to document a strong record of original scientific research in theory and applications of biostatistics at a high international level and achievable in a position as assistant professor or equivalent. For at least one of the positions, special emphasis will be put on expertise in statistical methods for analyzing high dimensional and complex data structures (e.g. functional data). Here applicants must demonstrate the ability to do interdisciplinary research based on such data and it should include the application of own developed tools in other disciplines (i.e. outside theoretical biostatistics). This must be documented through publications, statistical software or other tangible activities. All candidates are also expected to document their experience with all facets of university teaching and supervision. In addition associate professors are required to have good interpersonal and communicative 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) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2013.  



For further information please contact the Head of Section Esben Budtz-Jørgensen,  


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



The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:   

• Application, including reasons for applying for this position (max 2 pages)  

• Curriculum vitae, including list of publications  

• Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates) 

• Research plan (3‐5 pages)  

• Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment  

• Teaching plan  

• Teaching portfolio - link to portfolio guidelines: 


Application procedure   

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. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. 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  


Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.   


The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.    


The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.   


Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, Sunday 28 October 2018.

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