Associate professor in biomedical engineering with focus on mechanistic pain profiling in humans

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At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology one or more positions as Associate Professor in Biomedicial Engineering are open for appointment from 1. January 2020 or soon hereafter.

Job description

The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research, and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department as more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoal school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, electrical stimulation, prosthetics and assistive robotics, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. For further information see:

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate a high level of original scientific production using mechanistic pain profiling (e.g. quantitative sensory testing) in human experimental settings assessing healthy subjects and patients with chronic pain. The applicant should demonstrate involvement in the development of pain assessment tools, a history of implementing these in different experiment settings, established international collaborations, successful fundraising, innovative collaborative efforts with industry, and a teaching portfolio in the field. The applicant should demonstrate independent abilities to attract research funding as principal investigator.  Practical and theoretical qualifications in relation to research management will also be considered. Additionally, the applicant should have shown the necessary qualifications required to take on teaching within a broad range of educations (i.e. biomedical engineering, medicine with industrial specialization, clinical science and technology) and presentations/teaching at international conferences and meetings. A previous track record of organizing teaching and/or developing teaching material will also be considered. 

You may obtain further professional information from Head of department, Kim Dremstrup, e-mail:

Qualification requirements: 

The level of qualification for Associate Professors shall correspond to the level, which can be achieved on the basis of the appointment as Assistant Professor, but may be achievable in other ways. The appointment presupposes that the applicant can demonstrate original scientific production at an international level as well as documented teaching qualifications. Appointment to the position requires that both research and teaching qualifications are at the requested level. The two qualifications will be given equal and principal priority in the overall assessment.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 10 publications.
  • Teaching qualifications described in the teaching portfolio.  If this is not enclosed the applicant must include an explanation for its absence.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position.
  • References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Camilla Jonstrup Christensen by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7339.

Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force, teaching portfolio and procedures can be seen here (sund).


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.

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