Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Laboratory Medicine in Primary Health Care
University of Copenhagen Department of Public Health

Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Laboratory Medicine in Primary Health Care (50% time)

Department of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a professor to the Department of Public Health, to commence as soon as possible.

The position is affiliated with the Section of General Practice, which is responsible for teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge within the discipline of General Practice in close collaboration with the Research Unit for General Practice in Copenhagen, the University Practice and the Specialty Education in General PracticeMore information on the Department and Section can be found at:

Job description

When considering applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of clinical epidemiology and laboratory medicine with relevance to the primary health care.

Clinical epidemiology and laboratory medicine in primary health care includes the study of diseases, diagnostic workup, evidence-based guideline preparation/rational referral to secondary care, as well as examinations and treatments within general practice. Clinical decision making in general practice is part of the research area. The Section of General Practice hosts a database The Copenhagen Primary Care Laboratory (CopLab) database containing results from multiple laboratory examinations from primary care, which is an important resource for the department´s studies in the field. In addition to ensuring continuous and stable operation of the CopLab database and safeguarding the university's interests in national and international collaborations by the use of this data, the applicant should also seek to increase the recruitment and consolidation of talented medical students and early postgraduate physicians within the field of general practice. The applicant should be able to conduct innovative translational research projects between the primary sector and the specialized secondary sector; thus, the applicant should also possess a solid background in internal medicine. The 50% time position should therefore be combined with a 50% clinical position in for instance haematology. Such a position will be offered in a separate job advertisement:

The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments
  • Research-based public-sector consultancy may be required

Required qualifications

Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criteria here:

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to document:

  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline
  • Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
  • Provide research-based teaching
  • The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills

Terms of employment

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations.

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


For further information, please contact Head of Department of Public Health Steffen Loft,, tel. +45 35 32 76 49 or Head of Section of General Practice Susanne Reventlow,, tel. +45 35 32 71 56,

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

  • Application, including motivation for applying for this position (Maximum 2 pages)
  • Curriculum vitae, including about external funding
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant certificates)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (3‐5 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 10 publications to be considered in the
  • Teaching plan
  • Teaching portfolio (Guidelines:

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. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. 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

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Monday, 7 December 2020.


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: 07-12-2020
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Working hours: Part-time
Department/Location: Department of Public Health

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