Post Doc position at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The research center FAMBUSS funded by the Danish National Research Foundation, is offering one or more Post Doc positions in 2020. The center does research in applied microeconomics with a focus on organizational economics, corporate governance, owner managed and family owned businesses. Professor Morten Bennedsen is the head of the research center, which gathers a strong group of researchers from all over the world. The Post Doc position will be based at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, and it is offered for a period of two years. We wish to fill the position as soon as possible in 2020.

You can read more about FAMBUSS at:

Job description
You are expected to work on research within the core objectives of the center, which is applied microeconomics with a focus on corporate governance, family firms and organizational economics. You will have access to rich Danish micro data and a unique range of highly detailed surveys and you are expected to be familiar with conducting empirical and/or theoretical research. You will collaborate with the FAMBUSS team of researchers as well as developing your own ideas. This position is suited for you to create a good research platform from which your academic career can advance.

The candidate must have obtained a PhD degree in Economics or similar fields.

Salary and conditions of employment
A postdoctoral position is a fixed-term academic position. The position is heavily weighted in favour of research. Other duties (e.g. research administration) may, furthermore, have to be performed to a limited extent. The University determines the exact ratio between the various responsibilities. The ratio may vary over time.

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412,000 – 434,000. In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researcher’s recruited abroad, see here.

Applications should include the following parts:

1) a cover letter indicating the reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)

2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications

3) diplomas – all relevant certificates

4) publications to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)

The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.

Please note that applications will be assessed on the basis of these mandatory enclosures.

Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.

Applicants cannot expect any additional documentation to be taken into account in the assessment.

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, applicants are selected for assessment on the advice of the Appointment Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether an expert assessment committee has passed their application for assessment. 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.

You can read about the recruitment process at:

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

For further information about the Post Doc position, please contact Center Administrator, Cammilla Bundgård Toft, at

Further information about the application procedure is available from Rusan Elmazi (HR), please refer to ID number 211-0228/19-2I.

The deadline for the application is 1 December 2019, 23:59 GMT+2.

Please note that it is only possible to upload one document per attachment category. If more than, one document has to be uploaded in the same category, please make sure that the documents are scanned and collected in one file.

Applications received after deadline will not be taken into account.

The application including all attachments must be in English and submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.


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Cammilla Bundgård Toft


Application deadline: 01-12-2019
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Økonomisk Institut

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