Post Doc Position in health economics and health inequality, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

Updated: 20 days ago
Deadline: 10 Jun 2022

The Department of Economics invites for applications for one Post Doc position. The position will have a duration of two or three years, and will be embedded in Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (see ).

Employment is expected to begin 1 September 2022 or as soon as possible. The specific post doc is financed by grants from the Rockwool Foundation and the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

The project lies in the intersection between health and labor economics. We are looking for excellent candidates with a strong background in research fields like Health Economics, Applied Microeconometrics, and Public Economics.

The overarching research questions are the following 1) How do behaviors in networks translate into health outcomes and (in)equality? 2) Which circumstances and policies can mitigate adverse effects of health shocks in different types of networks? The project combines administrative and survey data from Denmark.

We are looking for an excellent candidate with a strong background in the above-mentioned research fields. The position will have a duration of up to two years with the possibility of one year extension. Employment is expected to begin as soon as possible.

Employment as Post Doc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, requires a PhD degree in economics.

Salary and conditions of employment
Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 427.000 – 450.000 (about EUR 57.000-60.000). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researchers recruited abroad, see 

An Equal Opportunity Workplace
The University of Copenhagen is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to creating an inclusive working environment and therefore encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of personal background, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, ethnicity etc. For more on the diverse working place environment at the University and the University’s participation in the HRS4R HR Excellence in Researrch, see

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Applications should include the following parts:  

1) application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)  

2) curriculum vitae, including list of publications  

3) diplomas – all relevant certificates  

4) publications to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)  

The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.  

Please note that applications will be assessed on the basis of these mandatory enclosures.  

Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.  

Applicants cannot expect that any additional documentation will be considered.

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 by an expert assessment committee. 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 . 

The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

For further information about the Post Doc Positions please contact Torben Heien Nielsen ( ).

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR-officer, e-mail: . Please refer to ID number 211-1112/22-2I #1

The deadline for applications including enclosures is June 10th, 2022 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).

Please note: Applications must be submitted via this link.

Applications received after deadline will not be considered.

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