Postdoc in Social Pharmacy - societal consequences of using “pharmacoprinting”

University of Copenhagen


Postdoc in Social Pharmacy - societal consequences of using “pharmacoprinting”  


The research group Social and Clinical Pharmacy (SCP), Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark, invites applications for a full-time, 1,5 year postdoctoral position to be filled by January 1st 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter.  


The area of social pharmacy seeks to have the broad view of medicines in society and focuses on how medicines are perceived, used, and managed by different actors in society. Further, the area of clinical pharmacy seeks to ensure the optimal and rational use of medicines for the benefit of patients and society.  


Project description  

The Post Doc will be part of a cross-disciplinary project regarding techniques of additive manufacturing (AM) of pharmaceuticals, there among drug printing, which is a potential way of meeting the increasing demands on personalized medicine. AM allows pharmaceutical units to be made with the exact amount of active pharmaceutical ingredient(s) needed for the individual patient. The specific research project deals with the possible impact that AM, in particular drug printing, can have on society, with a focus on aspects related to patients and health care professionals. Hence, what are the challenges facing the individual patient, the practices of health care professionals and regulators if implementing such techniques? Also organizational aspects are in focus as AM potentially can take place in different settings, including hospitals and pharmacies. The purpose is to make a foundation to better understand societal consequences (positive and negative) of using AM. This part of the project relies primarily on qualitative methods within the social sciences - such as interviews and focus group interviews.  


Required qualifications  

The position is aimed at applicants who have obtained their PhD within the areas of SCP, Public Health or related sciences in the past five years. We wish our staff to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.  


The applicants should have proven research experience and academic publications within the area of SCP, Public Health or related sciences. Furthermore, the applicants should have expertise in qualitative methods, and be fluent in English.  



The Post Doc is expected to:  

  • Conduct research within the research project described above, including collaborate in refining the project design and methodology and further developing the theoretical framework; collect, code and analyze relevant empirical material (e.g. interviews, focus groups, official documents); write up results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals; and participate in presentations of the project  

  • Carry out administrative tasks related to the position  

  • Be involved in research-based teaching (100 hours/year)  

  • Engage in and participate actively in the academic activities of SCP  


Terms of employment  

The employment as postdoc is a full time and fixed-term position for 1.5 years. Starting date is 1 January 2019 or after agreement.  

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (April 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.  


Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.  


The position is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the Universities” of June 28, 2013.  



For further information please contact associate professor Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong; .  

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


Application procedure  

Your online application must be submitted in English by clicking ‘Apply now’ below. Furthermore your application must include the following documents/attachments – all in PDF format:  

1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page).  

2. CV incl. education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position.  

3. A certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master certificate. If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor confirming the completion of the PhD in expectable time will be sufficient.  

4. List of publications.  


Application deadline: Sunday 14 October 2018, 23.59pm CET  


We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.  


The further process  

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. Once the assessment work has been completed 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 applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.  


Interviews are expected to be held in week 46 - 47  


University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on merit alone.  

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