Scientific assistant for Copenhagen, Center for textile research (CTR)

At the SAXO Institute, the Faculty of Humanities, University of Copenhagen, a position as scientific assistant is advertised for occupation from 15 November 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position is parttime and the working hours are 19 hours per week. The position is limited to one year with a possibility for two-year prolongation.

The Centre for Textile Research (CTR) was founded by the Danish National Research Foundation in 2005 and today, it is a research centre integrated at the Saxo institute at the University of Copenhagen. Since its inception, the CTR has focused strongly on textile history and archaeology via substantial research programmes, as well as via research training of young scholars and a variety of activities connected with textile history involving universities, museums, and design schools. The CTR organizes seminars, conferences, and courses in textile history on all academic levels.

CTR has 2022-2025 received funding for a new research project Textile Resources in Viking Age Landscapes (TRiVaL) in which we will combine landscape analysis of textile resources with analysis of textiles, textile tools, and contexts investigations to determine the variation, organization, and impact of textile production on Viking Age landscape and settlement structures.

Work assignments
As a scientific assistant, in the late fall of 2022, you will be linked to the research project “Textile Resources in Viking Age Landscapes´” In collaboration with the project manager, you will carry out field work at museums and registration of textile tools and contexts. Subsequently, you must help with data analysis, report writing, presentations and the preparation of scientific articles.

Your profile
We are looking for a committed and skilled archaeologist. Besides archaeology, the candidate is expected to have knowledge in digital methods such as database management, GIS, mapping, and 3D scanning. The candidate will further work with the PI to organize meetings and workshops and other administrative tasks. Good skills in reading and writing in English as well as Scandinavian languages are required. 

We offer
As a scientific assistant in CTR you will be part of an exciting professional environment, where there will be plenty of opportunities to participate in seminars, reading groups and other professional events. You will gain an insight into the research process and have the opportunity to develop your methodological, analytical and communication skills with the support of experienced researchers. You will have your daily routine in CTR premises on Søndre Campus.

Further details about the qualification requirements for research assistants can be found in The Ministerial Order on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities from 2019

Further information about the position can be obtained from project manager and head of CTR Eva Andersson Strand

Submit the application online in Adobe PDF or Word format.

Please click on the “Apply now” icon at the bottom of this page.

The application must be written in English and include the following documents:

• Letter of application where you describe your professional background and interests, as well as your motivation for applying for this position (max. 1 page).

• Curriculum vitae (with e-mail address and telephone number)

• Documentation for qualifications (examination certificates/diploma, etc.).

Only material in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English, can be expected to be graded.

We expect that you have a master's degree.

Employment procedure
After the application deadline, the Head of Department selects, with advice from the appointment committee, which applicants are to be assessed. All applicants will be notified immediately afterwards whether their application has progressed to assessment. The Head of Department then sets up an expert assessment committee with a view to assessing the selected applications in relation to the specific position. The selected applicants are informed of the composition of the committee, and each applicant is given the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that concerns the applicant himself before the appointment is finalized.

Applicants are continuously informed about the process by e-mail.

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR, Please refer to ID number 211-0214/22-2O.

Salary and conditions of employment
Terms of appointment and salary will be in accordance with an agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The salary range starts at DKK 15,600, EUR 2,096 per month + a 17,1 % contribution to the pension scheme. It is possible to negotiate salary supplements on an annual basis.

The Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC) have further agreed on a protocol that makes it possible for international researchers employed by the university to achieve a pension exemption, whereby the pension contribution will be paid out as salary. For more information about the different pension schemes, please see

A special tax scheme is offered to researchers recruited abroad, read more here:

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UCPH wishes to encourage everyone interested in applying, regardless of personal background.

The closing date for applications is 29 September 2022, 23.59 CEST.

Interviews are expected to take place in the end of week 43.

Applications or supplementary material received after the deadline will not be considered.




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.


Application deadline: 29-09-2022
Employment start: 15-11-2022
Department/Location: Saxo-Instituttet
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