Academic employee (10-12 hours weekly) to support The Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research at Department of Public Healt

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 12 Jun 2023

The Global Health Section (GHS) at the Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen and the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE) invite applications for an academic employee (bachelor level) for two years starting from 1 September 2023.

Our research
The Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), hosted by the Department of Public Health, is a platform for inter-disciplinary research, teaching and networking on disasters and climate change issues.

Your job
As part of the tasks at the GHS, the candidate is expected to support the Disaster Research Team – DFF project on urban resettlement and disasters. The candidate is also expected to take active part in the academic life of COPE and the Global Health Section and to work both independently and in collaboration with the research team at COPE and the Disaster research team at the Global Health Section.

We expect the candidate to support with organising workshops and helping with the project meetings. Further, within the Center for Disaster Research, the candidate will take part in arranging networking events and managing all external communication including stories for the website, website editing, newsletters, social media management and making all visual materials.

We are looking for an ambitious and highly motivated academic employee with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills

  • You are currently enrolled in a master program - global health, global development, anthropology, law, political science, communication, journalism or any discipline relevant to disaster studies
  • Knowledge of layouts, graphic fundamentals, typography, print, and web
  • You can take decisions independently but is also comfortable working in teams and have a collaborative mindset
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is a requirement, as well as excellent writing skills

Desirable experience and skills

  • Familiarity with HTML and CSS preferred
  • Experience organizing events, writing newsletters, website editing and social media managing are an advantage
  • As part of COPE activities, experience with both print and digital media and proficiency in programs such as Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere Pro and InDesign

Place of employment
The place of employment is at Department of Public Health, Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), Global Health Section, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment.

Terms of employment
For this position you must have obtained an bachelor degree.

The starting date is 1 September 2023. The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 2 years.

The average weekly working hours are 10-12 hours per week.

Employment will be in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). The monthly salary will be based on the number of years of work experience (seniority) with the possibility to negotiate a salary supplement based on prior experiences and qualifications. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.


Your application should in English include:

  • Letter of motivation addressing the requirements (max one page)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A certified/signed copy of certificate(s) of education

Please submit your application by clicking on “Apply Now” below. Only online applications will be accepted.

The deadline for applications is 12 June 2023, 23:59 GMT +2

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned requirements.

The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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.

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