Post Doc in Health and Labor Economics
University of Copenhagen Department of Economics

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

The Department of Economics invites for applications for one or more Post Doc positions. The positions will have a duration of two years, with the possibility of extension for one year, 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 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Post Doc will be tied to a project on the “Behavioral Responses to Health innovations and the Consequences for Socioeconomic Outcomes”, financed by a grant from Novo Nordisk Fonden.

This project lies in the intersection between health and labor economics. We are looking for a candidate with a strong background in research fields like Health Economics, Labor Economics, Microeconometrics, and Public Economics.

The following briefly describes the overarching project analyzing “Behavioral Responses to Health innovations and the Consequences for Socioeconomic Outcomes”. The project aims at providing a better understanding of the main drivers of inequality in health and its correlation with socioeconomic outcomes. The project asks three main questions: 1) How do health innovations transmit into economic outcomes? 2) How do innovations and behavior shape the income gradient in mortality? 3) Which mechanisms explain the education-health gradient? For further information about the project, please see If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Associate Professor and principal investigator (PI) Mette Gørtz ( -


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 415.800 – 437.800 (EUR 55,700 – 58,700). 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


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)  

These 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 Mette Gørtz (

Further information about the application procedure is available from HR South City, e-mail: Please refer to ID 211-0436/20-2I,

The deadline for applications including enclosures is June 1, 2020 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time). Applications received after deadline will not be considered.


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.


Application deadline: 01-06-2020
Employment start: 01-09-2020
Department/Location: Økonomisk Institut

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