PhD Fellowship in Dental Traumatology
University of Copenhagen Department of Odontology

PhD fellowship in Dental Traumatology

Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, 
University of Copenhagen

We are offering a PhD fellowship in Dental Traumatology, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, commencing February 1st, 2022 or as soon as possible.
The candidate will work in the field of Dental Traumatology.

The position is as a general rule full-time time (37 hours/week) and employment is for a 3-year period.

Project/Scientific area of research

The research project will be a collaboration between Pediatric Dentistry and Clinical Genetics, and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, both research areas at Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and the Dental Trauma Clinic, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark. 

The project consists of two parts (A&B):
A: Investigation of the influence of patients’ age at the time of injury relative to pulp survival in a historical and prospective cohort of patients suffering a lateral luxation injury of permanent incisors with mature root development. 

B: Mapping and evaluating reasons for the loss of permanent incisors in 8-18 year-old children suffering a dental trauma in the Capital Region of Denmark. 

In both projects the candidate will work in the Dental Trauma Clinic at the Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet) handling children at different ages and collecting clinical data from patients with traumatic dental injuries.  


The project will be carried out under the supervision of:

  • Main supervisor: Associate Professor, PhD, Dr Odont Nuno Vibe Hermann, Pediatric Dentistry and Clinical Genetics, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Co-supervisor: Professor, Dr Odont Simon Storgård Jensen, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Department of Odontology, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • Co-supervisor Senior Consultant, PhD Eva Lauridsen, Dental Trauma Clinic, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Copenhagen University Hospital (Rigshospitalet), Copenhagen, Denmark.


The candidate must hold a degree in dentistry (equivalent of 3+2 years) and must have obtained authorization to practice as a dentist at the time of employment. The candidate must have clinical experience from Danish paediatric community dentistry as well as clinical dental traumatology. Furthermore, fluency in oral and written Danish is a prerequisite, as the position entails Danish documentary work as well as communication with and clinical examination of Danish children and young adults.  
Candidates with some research and clinical experience and knowledge in the field of dental traumatology or closely related fields are preferred. 

Terms of employment

The employment is for a 3-year period. A stipend will cover the salary and tuition fee for the 3-year period. 

It is conditioned upon the applicant’s successful enrolment as a PhD student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an application for the specific project formulated by the applicant 

The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty’s rules on achieving the degree. Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. 


For further information regarding the position, please contact Associate professor Nuno Vibe Hermann (

General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website:

Application and deadline

The application must include:

  • Cover letter (motivation for applying including a description of the applicant’s research profile)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. 
  • As a prerequisite for a PhD fellowship employment, your master’s degree must be equivalent to a Danish master’s degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database: Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • List of publications
  • Other relevant documents/information

The application must be sent electronically by clicking on the link below.

Application deadline: Friday 15 October 2021, 23.59pm CET

The further process 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor. 

The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research, techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed 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 applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities. 

Candidates who are already enrolled as PhD students at the Graduate School of Health and Medical Sciences cannot apply for this position.


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.


Nuno Vibe Hermann


Application deadline: 15-10-2021
Employment start: 01-02-2022
Working hours: Full time
Department/Location: Odontologisk Institut

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