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PhD fellowship in the influence of antiresorptive drug holiday in cancer patients needing tooth extraction and oral rehabilitation of these patients

Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen 
 
The Department of Odontology invites applications for a PhD fellowship. The candidate will work in the field of oral rehabilitation and maxillofacial surgery, and perform clinical oral examinations and oral rehabilitation of cancer patients on high dose antiresorptives. Thus, the candidate should be able to perform oral rehabilitation and simple maxillofacial surgery at this group of patients. The PhD fellowship will be a 4/5 position for a period of 4-years and will commence January 1, 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter.  
 
Project/Scientific area 
The project will be performed in collaboration between Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen. 
 
The objectives of the study are (i) to clarify the meaning of high-dose antiresorptive drug holiday related to tooth extraction with primary mucosal closure in cancer patients and (ii) examine the feasibility of dental implant insertion in patients on high dose antiresorptive treatment. It is hypothesized that (i) antiresorptive drug holiday in relation to tooth extraction is not needed for patients, when primary mucosal closure is used. Furthermore, those (ii) patients on high dose antiresorptive treatment can have succesful oral rehabilitation with dental implants.  
 
Supervision 
The project will be carried out under the supervision of: 
Main supervisor: Professor Klaus Gotfredsen, PhD, Odont. Dr., Department of Odontology, University of Copenhagen. 
Co-supervisor: Chief dentist, Morten Schiødt, Dr. Odont., Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen 
 
Qualifications 
The candidate must hold a relevant Master’s degree in dentistry (DDS) and must document clinical experience including practical skills and theoretical knowledge including experience in research settings. Furthermore, candidates with experience within the subject area will be preferred. 
 
It is a prerequisite that the candidate can be enrolled as a PhD student at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and attached to the graduate programme in Muscoskeletal and Oral Sciences (MUSKOS).  
 
Terms of employment 
The employment is at Department of Odontology part-time (4/5) for a four-year period corresponding to a three year fully financed PhD fellowship. 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 candidate is required to perform assigned tasks in connection with teaching during the period of employment. 
 
Questions 
For further information regarding the position, please contact Head of Department, Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen (amlp@sund.ku.dk).   
 
Application 
The application must include: 
•     Cover letter (motivation for applying including a description of the applicant’s research profile) 
•     Curriculum Vitae 
•     Diploma and transcripts of records
•     Personal recommendations 
•     List of publications 
•     Reprints of a maximum of 3 publications of central importance to the application 
 
The deadline for applications is 15 December 2017. Any applications received after this time or incomplete will not be considered.  
 
The further process    
Shortlist: 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 http://employment.ku.dk.
 
Assessment: The selected applications will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities and the University of Copenhagen’s guidelines 2013. The Assessment Committee makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.   
 
Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.   
 
Candidates who are already enrolled at PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences cannot apply for this position. 
 
The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested in this post to apply. 
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Contact

Anne Marie Lynge Pedersen
E-mail: amlp@sund.ku.dk

Info

Application deadline: 15-12-2017
Employment start: 01-01-2018
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Odontologisk Institut / Tandlægeskolen

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