Declaration of interest regarding PhD project The National Institute of Public Health at SDU

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 10 Oct 2022

Declaration of interest regarding PhD project

The National Institute of Public Health at SDU is looking for applicants for a PhD scholarship within the field of alcohol, mental health and risk groups in adolescents. We are looking for a candidate with a relevant background in e.g. public health, medicine, economics or psychology.

Project description

The PhD-project will use data from a longitudinal study in Danish adolescents, combining a variety of data sources, drawing especially on the Danish national health and social registries. Epidemiological and advanced statistical methods will be used.

Research environment

The PhD student will be part of the research group Epidemiology and Interventions, situated at the National Institute of Public Health in central Copenhagen. The research environment is characterized by highly skilled and committed colleagues with different research and educational backgrounds and a pleasant work atmosphere.


We are looking for a candidate with strong flair for quantitative methods and a high interest in epidemiology and adolescent health. Specific experience with statistical modelling is prerequisite and preferably, the candidate has some published work or documented experience with scientific writing in English. We value personal competencies such as good communication skills, a positive and problem-solving mindset and personal drive. 

For further information, please contact professor Janne Tolstrup, e-mail: .

Applications must include:

  • A letter stating the interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages)
  • Detailed CV, including personal contact information
  • Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field)

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".

Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

In the field named "Projektbeskrivelse" please upload an empty document, its an required field, that is not needed in this type of application.

Closing date October 10th, 2022.

Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as PhD student. The PhD will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Program at the Universities (PhD order).

The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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