PhD Stipend in Epidemiological Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (23-21076)

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PhD Stipend in Epidemiological Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (23-21076)

The National Center of Excellence PREDICT is looking to recruit a highly skilled and motivated PhD student to join our international and interdisciplinary group of dedicated researchers at Aalborg University, Campus Copenhagen. Start of employment: 1 October 2021 or 1 November 2021.

Job description

About the Center for Molecular Prediction of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (PREDICT)
The purpose of PREDICT is to study and unravel the cause and prognosis of inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) that are chronic and disabling diseases affecting millions of people worldwide. PREDICT is organized as a broad, national and interdisciplinary collaboration between six partners located at Aalborg University, Aalborg University Hospital, Statens Serum Institut, University of Copenhagen, and Mental Health Services in the Capital Region of Denmark, involving both clinicians and basic scientists. In addition to the national partnerships, PREDICT also has strong international collaborations with e.g., Harvard Medical School, Mount Sinai NY, University of California, Imperial College and Sorbonne.

The PhD project
The PhD project involves pharmacoepidemiological studies of patients with IBD, including studies of the link between specific medications and disease onset and disease course. As PhD student you will be working closely with the Center’s interdisciplinary group of scientists to perform forefront, international research. You will be responsible for literature search, study planning, statistical analysis, writing of scientific papers, and presentation of your research at national and international meetings. For the statistical analysis, you will work in close collaboration with our highly skilled biostatisticians.

We are looking for a medical doctor with a special interest in IBD and pharmacoepidemiology.

The ideal candidate has:

  • a Master’s degree in medicine (
  • experience with epidemiology and an ambition to specialize in pharmacoepidemiology
  • experience with statistical programming in e.g., R, Stata, or SAS
  • experience in writing of scientific papers
  • excellent writing and communication skills in Danish and English
  • excellent collaborative skills

We offer
An exciting PhD program in a dynamic, informal, high-performing environment with dedicated, friendly colleagues.

Further information
Please contact Associate Professor Kristine Allin ( ) or Professor Tine Jess ( ). 

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.
Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms Ruth Klitte:, phone +45 9940 7933.
For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology:

Application requirements
Applicants must submit the following:
- letter of motivation
- curriculum vitae
- diplomas confirming academic degrees (Master's degree), including 
   academic transcripts 
- a project description
- references/recommendations
The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.
AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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