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Professorship in occupational medicine and epidemiology (part time) at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), Denmark

Applications are invited for a professorship in occupational medicine and epidemiology at the National Research Centre for the Working Environment. The successful candidate will be responsible for further development of the research profile within the strategic framework of the NRCWE. An important part of the research will be to further develop theories on causal relations between working environment and health and to develop the application of varies data sources with the aim to retain employees with reduced work capability and chronic diseases at workplaces.

Qualification requirements

The candidate should have extensive experience within the field of occupational medicine and epidemiology. The candidate’s research should be documented by scientific production at an international level corresponding to what is required for obtaining a professorship at universities. Moreover, the candidate should have contributed actively to the development of the discipline including exploration of new sources of funding within the field.

Particular emphasis is put on the candidate’s experience with initiation of and participation in multidisciplinary research programmes. Candidates who can provide documentation for supervising researchers as well as participation in strong international networks will be preferred.

Job description

It is expected that the successful candidate has a background in medicine, public health or a related field with a strong quantitative orientation, and is able to strengthen and further develop the institute’s multi-disciplinary research within the working environmental and epidemiological research field. The research will to a large extend be carried out in co-operation with the NRCWE’s analysts and statisticians and other researchers within the areas of occupational safety and health, psychosocial working environment and work physiology.

In co-operation with the NRCWE’s other research professors, the candidate will participate in supervision of PhD students and younger researchers. Moreover, the candidate is expected to strengthen the NRCWE’s co-operation with national and international universities and research institutes. Finally, the candidate is expected to contribute to NRCWE’s role in public sector consultancy and advisory services towards the Ministry of Employment and the social partners.

Conditions of employment

The candidate will be employed at the NRCWE in a professorship for a period of 5 years with a possible extension for 3 years.

The announcement is for a part time position. It is expected that the candidate holds a primary job at a university, hospital, in the industry or a field otherwise relevant to the research profile as presented above.

The employment for the professor will be according to the terms laid down by collective agreement for scientific staff employed at government research institutes between The Ministry of Finance and the union. The salary is based on a collective agreement corresponding to salary level 37 with a negotiable individual bonus.


In case of further questions, you are welcome to contact Head of Research and Analytics, Joachim Boll, on +45 2013 7046.

If you have any questions about salary or employment terms, you are welcome to contact Rikke Dahl Ledertoug from the Ministry of Employment’s HR department on +45 2250 3487.

All interested applicants, regardless of age, gender, disability, religion or ethnicity, are encouraged to apply for the position.

Send an electronic version of your application via the link below no later than Sunday the 23rd of October 2022 . Your application should include cover letter, CV, examination certificates, publication list and documentation for handling of research and sector specific tasks and teaching activities and 10 of your most important publications. Application can be submitted in Danish or English.

Applicants will be evaluated by a committee of experts at professor level. NFA considers your application as consent to such evaluation. NFA reserves the right to select candidates for evaluation by the committee based on the criteria listed above (shortlisting).

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