Associate Professor of Implant Biology (Fixed-Term, 5 Years)

Updated: 4 months ago
Deadline: 09 Feb 2023

Department of Immunology and Microbiology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint an associate professor to the Department of Immunology and Microbiology to commence 1 July 2023 or as soon as possible herafter. The position is limited to 5 years and is a 20% position.
Information on the Department can be found at: .  

Job description
The associate professor will be a part of the Bacterial Infection Biology (BIB) group at Costerton Biofilm Center and have close ties with the LEO Foundation Skin Immunology Research Center. The associate professor will be engaged in a project on capsular contracture and be responsible for organizing the collection of clinical samples from women with breast implants that will be analyzed with microbiological-, immunological- and histological methods. Furthermore, the associate professor will be engaged in conducting clinical research and pharmacological studies in the field of microbiology and plastic surgery.

The associate professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for associate professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: .

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • Research qualifications at the level that can be achieved by satisfactorily completing a period of employment as an assistant professor/postdoc, but may also be obtained in other ways
  • Teaching qualifications and pedagogical competencies
  • Research-based teaching

The associate professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills. In addition to the formal requirements, the candidate should have experience within the following areas:

  • Design and conduct of clinical research projects including randomized clinical trials
  • Organization of- and hands-on experience with collecting samples in a surgical setting
  • Knowledge on the field of plastic surgery
  • Attracting external funding through fund proposals

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 5 years.

The average weekly working hours are 7.4 hours per week.

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Taxation and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information, please contact Professor Thomas Bjarnsholt

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).

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

  • Application, including motivations for applying for the position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including information about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD, and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines: )

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at .

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, 9 February 2023.

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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