Associate professor in biostatistics

24. september, 2017

A position as associate professor in biostatistics is vacant at the Research Unit of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography at the Department of of Public Health and at the Department of Regional Research, University of Southern Denmark in Odense, Denmark.

Applications are welcome in any area of Biostatistics which enhances and complements existing areas of expertise at the Department.

Research profile and tasks:

At the Research Unit of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Biodemography at SDU research of a broad range of human health aspects is conducted. As core this involves optimal biostatistical methodology  and analyzing complex data structures (longitudinal and survival data, correlated data, missing data, censured data, misclassification data, extreme data, Bayesian techniques, statistical techniques for GWAs and EWAs, etc.).

Focus of the position involves:

1) Biostatistical contribution in clinical research in Region Southern Denmark: The applicant will be expected to contribute in clinical studies from classic randomized clinical trials to very specialized studies for prevention, treatment and prediction for instance from biomarker profiles and to collaborate on problems involving high dimensional “omics” data, spatial data, and general highly structured temporal data from family studies. The successful candidate should have interest in collaborating in achieving the optimal approach for analysis of such data. The position involves biostatistical expertise and responsibility in such studies with contribution in design of experiment, methodology and analysis as well as teaching and promoting modern biostatistical methods.

2) The applicant will engage with the biostatistics group in teaching statistics at all levels and in supervision of students and researchers from related fields in the Region of Southern Denmark.

The applicant will work in a multi-disciplinary team of doctors, epidemiologists, computer scientists, mathematicians, database managers, and biostatisticians.

Major requirements:

* PhD in biostatistics, mathematics or statistics.
* Assistant professorship or Post doc position experience.
* Demonstrated methodological development in biostatistics, mathematics or statistics.
* Candidates must also have a strong interest in pursuing excellence in undergraduate and postgraduate teaching and in supervising students and researchers.
Other requirements:

* Excellent analytic abilities
* Fluent English language skills (written and spoken language)
* Capable of working independently as well as in multidisciplinary teams
* Motivated to explore new knowledge and new skills 
* Ability to conduct innovative research
* A strong team player.

As an employee at the Department of Public Health there will be tasks in a pleasant working environment, scientifically and socially.

Application, salary and terms of appointment

Further information can be obtained from Head of the Department of Public Health, professor Jesper Bo Nielsen at

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their own assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• up to 8 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work.

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Further particulars concerning the application - please see the link below.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further details:

Read the guideline for applicants


Application deadline
Apply online