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Postdoctoral Position in Genetic Epidemiology and register-based research – Aarhus University, Jun 2022


The Department of Clinical Medicine at the Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of genetic epidemiology and register-based research, Denmark – Jun 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoctoral position
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: Sep 01, 2022
Contract Period: 1 Year
Salary: According to standard norms

Department of Clinical Medicine

Aarhus University (AU), Denmark


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Qualification Details

You have academic qualifications at PhD level, preferably within one or more of the following areas: epidemiology, biostatistics, public health, data science, medicine, health sciences or a related field.As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.

Responsibilities/Job Description

About the research project

This is a research-based position funded by a grant from the Lundbeck Foundation to study the utility of polygenic risk scores as predictors of clinical outcomes in patients with major depression. The candidate will work with the iPSYCH sample in collaboration with leading researchers at the Department of Affective Disorders at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital-Psychiatry.Polygenic risk scores show great promise for use in clinical settings to inform diagnosis and treatment, but more research is needed to determine whether incorporating polygenic risk scores into clinical settings can improve prediction of outcomes in patients with severe depression. In this project, we are using data from over 30,000 individuals treated for depression in Danish hospitals to quantify and characterize the associations between different polygenic risk scores and clinical outcomes. As part of this project, we are building prediction models to determine whether adding polygenic risk scores can improve the predictive capacity of models beyond what is achievable through clinical and demographic variables alone.iPSYCH is a national project founded in 2012 by six leading researchers in the fields of psychiatry and genetics. The purpose of iPSYCH is to find the causes and create the basis for better treatment and prevention of five of the most serious mental disorders: autism, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression. By examining genetic and risk factors in more than 130,000 Danes – both those who suffer from mental disorders and those who do not – we shed light on the interaction between heredity factors and the environment, which for some people result in them developing a mental disorder. Today iPSYCH is one of the world’s largest studies of the genetic and environmental causes of mental disorders and it involves more than 150 researchers within psychiatry, genetics and register-based research. You can read more about the iPSYCH project here.

Your job responsibilities

This position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.Your main tasks will consist of independent research of high international quality, including publication. We are looking for someone either with a strong background in psychiatry and mental health who is interested in writing manuscripts, or someone with experience doing register-based research who is interested in conducting analyses.You will report to Dr. Katherine Musliner, PI of the grant, and Professor Søren Dinesen Østergaard at the Department of Affective disorders.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: 9256

Application Procedure

Your application must include the following:

  • Motivated application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Diploma
  • Template for applicant - postdoc must be completed and uploaded under ‘Extra documents’
  • A list of publications
  • A teaching portfolio. We refer to Guideline on the use of teaching portfolios
  • A maximum of five of the publications of greatest relevance to the job may be submitted (optional)
  • Strategic research plan can be uploaded (optional)
  • Coauthor statement(s) can be uploaded (optional)
  • References/recommendations can be uploaded separately in the e-recruitment system (optional)

We refer to the faculty’s Guidelines for applicants.The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.Aarhus University’s ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.

Letter of reference

If you want a referee to upload a letter of reference on your behalf, please state the referee’s contact information when you submit your application. We strongly recommend that you make an agreement with the person in question before you enter the referee’s contact information, and that you ensure that the referee has enough time to write the letter of reference before the application deadline.Unfortunately, it is not possible to ensure that letters of reference received after the application deadline will be taken into consideration.

International applicant?

Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here. Aarhus University also has a Junior Researcher Development Programme. You can read more about it here.The application must be submitted via Aarhus University’s recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.

About the Department

As a postdoc at the Department of Clinical Medicine, you will be part of what is probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. Our clinical research covers all the medical specialities and takes place in close collaboration with the university hospital and the regional hospitals in the Central Denmark Region. We have approx. 30,000 square metres of modern research facilities for experimental surgery and medicine, animal facilities and also advanced scanners at our disposal. The department has overall responsibility for the Master's degree programs in medicine and in molecular medicine. At the department we are approx. 425 academic employees and the same number of PhD students cooperating across disciplines. As a postdoc, you will be working on Aarhus University Hospital or another hospital in the Central Denmark Region. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.

About the Employer:

Note or Other details

Your place of work will be the Department of Affective Disorders, Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 175, 8200 Aarhus N, Denmark.  We expect to conduct interviews in the end of July and beginning of August, either in person or over zoom.

Terms of employment

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Contact details

If you have any questions about the position, please contact Dr. Katherine Musliner, email: [email protected]

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