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Postdoc in Clinical Diabetes Epidemiology, Denmark

by Public Health Update

The Research Unit of Steno Diabetes  Center Odense (SDCO), Odense University  Hospital and the Department of Clinical Research at the Faculty of  Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), invites  applications for a postdoc position for 3 years to be filled  as soon as possible.

The Danish Center for Strategic  Research in Type 2 Diabetes (DD2) Cohort and Biobank has since 2010  followed more than 9,000 new onset type 2 diabetes patients  and the inclusion is still ongoing. The DD2 cohort is managed by the  SDCO, and Department of Clinical Epidemiology (DCE) at Aarhus University  is responsible for data management and the statistical analyses.

It is the vision of the SDCO and  DCE to further develop and integrate the DD2 Cohort and Biobank as a  unique resource for diabetes research in Denmark and internationally  with other biobanks, longitudinal cohorts, and newly available data  sources such as computerized electronic medical records and wearable  health technology.

Research tasks

The postdoc position is a joint position  at SDCO and DCE at Aarhus University to strengthen research in the field  of clinical diabetes epidemiology and registry research at SDCO.

Applicants will be expected to  conduct independent research of internationally leading quality in the  field, and will be expected to have good writing skills  and publications of their previous work in internationally leading  journals. Applicants should be energetic, productive and ambitious, and  at the same time have strong social and collaboration skills.

For a period of up to one year,  the postdoc will be expected to further develop skills in epidemiology  and biostatistics. This educational part of the position  will take place at DCE at Aarhus University Hospital.

The postdoc will also be  expected to develop and conduct independent scientific research in the  field of clinical epidemiology of metabolic diseases, complications  and prognosis of type 2 diabetes, using the DD2 Cohort and other linked  Danish medical databases and registries, and also to

  • Come up with new ideas for research projects
  • Write research protocols and statistical analysis plans
  • Write grant applications
  • Participate in teaching and supervision of young researchers and other staff in clinical epidemiology
  • Write competitive papers for international peer-reviewed journals
  • Participate and presenting at national and international research meetings

The successful candidate

  • has obtained a PhD degree within the last 5 years relevant to the above-mentioned research project,
  • has relevant publications in international peer-reviewed journals within the field
  • has relevant publications in international peer-reviewed journals within the field
  • can document strong skills and experience in the fields of clinical diabetes research, epidemiology and/or biostatistics.

Applicants will be assessed  based on their scientific expertise and the scientific quality and  novelty of their former projects in the context of diabetes research,  epidemiology, and/or biostatistics.

The successful candidate will be  employed at the Research Unit of SDCO, Department of Clinical Research,  Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark

Further information can be obtained from

Head of Research, SDCO professor Kurt Højlund, phone: +45 2532 0648, email [email protected]

Read more about the position and apply online directly from the job ad here:


Application deadline: November 1, 2020

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