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Two-Year Post Doc Position in Anxiety, Sexuality, and Relationship Research

A two-year post doc position at the Department of Public Health, Section of Environmental Health, University of Copenhagen is available from 1 September 2017 or afterwards.

The Position
The newly founded research group ’SIR’ is currently looking for an ambitious post doc to become part of an innovative team to conduct cutting edge research and transform this research into manifest interventions and products. Currently, the group’s senior staff comprise one professor (medical doctor) and two associate professors (psychologist and biostatistician) in addition to junior staff. The group has a large number of national and international collaborators and works on a number of projects related to sexuality, relationships, and reproductive health. 
The post doc will predominately work on the following two research projects:

1) 'When Marriage Fails'. 'When Marriage Fails' is a unique longitudinal study combining questionnaire and Danish register research  with the overall aim of investigating well-known adverse psychological, physiological and economic effects of divorce among a large cohort (approximately 2600) of newly divorced Danes. Currently, approximately 2000 Danes are enrolled in the fully funded study.

2) ‘Anxiety & Sexuality’. Through a systematic combined longitudinal multicenter- and questionnaire study involving national anxiety clinics and a large cohort of the general population of Denmark the study seeks to investigate interconnections between sexual-/relationship problems and health, quality of life, and illness treatment and recovery. The study is fully funded.

In terms of daily work, the successful applicant will be required to work on production of own international publications, grant proposals, and assisting senior staff. If possible, some supervision and teaching will be possible. 

The ideal candidate will have:
- PHD or equivalent
- Strong publication record
- A background in medicine, psychology or public health
- Interest in or knowledge of sexuality, relationship and/or anxiety research
- Strong statistical abilities and knowledge of quantitative methodology
- Ability to work independently
- High productivity

Employment conditions
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 organizations. In addition to the seniority-based salary, the appointee will receive an annual supplement of currently DKK 50,773.20 and additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis.

Submit your application, including cover letter, Curriculum Vitae, publication list and diplomas, via the provided link no later than 1 June 2017. Applications submitted after this date will not be considered.

More information about the project and the position is available by contacting Gert Martin Hald;, tlf +45 28731317.

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

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.


Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Gert Martin Hald


Application deadline: 01-06-2017
Employment type: Limited period
Employment start: 01-08-2017
Department/Location: Dept. of Public Health

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