Eurograd message

Message posted on 14/08/2019

PhD fellowships in Copenhagen relating to data-intensive healthcare

                Please circulate widely this call:

Two joint degree PhD fellowships between Department of Public Health, Faculty
of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen and Centre for
Research in Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Deakin University
(Melbourne, Australia)

We are offering two PhD fellowships focusing on medical education for
data-intensive healthcare commencing November 1st, 2019, or as soon as
possible hereafter.

Our groups and research

These PhD fellowships will be a collaboration enjoying joint supervision from
two groups comprising experts in medical pedagogy at Deakin University (headed
by Professor Margaret Bearman) and experts in medical science and technology
studies (STS) focusing on data-intensive healthcare (headed by Professor Klaus
Hoeyer). The place of employment will be in Copenhagen and fellowship will
join the everyday activities of an active research group investigating how
increased data intensification affects the healthcare services. Among the
group's projects are funded by, among others, the European Research Council,
see Affiliation to the Section for General
Practice is an option for a project focusing on general practice.

Project description

How do medical doctors learn in digitally enabled and data-intensive
environments? Digital technology continues to change everyday practices of
healthcare and create much more data-intensive forms of healthcare delivery.
Data are used by an increasing number of social actors not only for research
and clinical purposes, but also for administration, legal controls and
remuneration, while patients also generate their own data, and increasingly
expect medical professionals to engage with data from tracking devices of
uncertain validity. Data intensification thereby poses new challenges for
medical training, while simultaneously changing the very conditions for
medical learning and professional roles. We invite investigations of the
challenges of data intensification for medical learning that can feed into
pre- or postgraduate medical training. There is scope within the project for
the applicant to carve out a specific area of interest. Studies may focus on
specialized care and/or general practice.

Principal supervisor is Professor Klaus Hoeyer, Department of Public Health,
Section for Health Services research,, phone: +45
3532 7996. Co-supervisor is Professor Margaret Bearman, Centre of Research in
Assessment and Digital Learning (CRADLE), Other co-supervisors can be included,
contact for example Professor Susanne Reventlow,,
for information about resources at the Section for General Practice. We
encourage potential applicants to make contact with the supervisors prior to

Start: November 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

Job description

Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
Carry through an independent research project under supervision
Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approx.
30 ECTS points
Participate in active research environments including a stay at another
research team
Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to
your PhD project
Teach and disseminate your knowledge
Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project

Key criteria for the assessment of applicants

Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master's degree related
to the subject area of the project e.g. medical doctor, public health science,
science and technology studies (STS), anthropology, sociology, pedagogy or
related fields. A keen interest in questions of learning and knowledge
practices will be central for completion of the project.

Other important criteria are:
The grade point average achieved
Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
Previous publications
Relevant work experience
Other professional activities
Curious mind-set with a strong interest in data intensive healthcare and
medical education
Language skills

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Public Health, Faculty of Health
and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and
stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research

Terms of employment

The employment as PhD fellow is full time and for 3 years.

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. Furthermore,
to acquire a joint degree at least six months must be spend at Deakin
University in Melbourne, Australia.

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. Depending on seniority, the monthly
salary begins around 26.755 DKK /approx. 3.567 EUR (April 2018-level) plus


For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the
principal supervisor.

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

Application procedure

Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking 'Apply now'
below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills
relevant for the position
3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not
completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a
written statement from the institution or supervisor will do
4. Publication list (if possible)

Application deadline: 13 September 2019, 23.59pm CET

We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and
not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned

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

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.

Interviews are expected to be held in week 39

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises approximately 7500
students, 1500 PhD students and 3200 employees. The Faculty advances the field
of health sciences through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge
sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular
studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future
through its graduates, research findings and inventions benefitting patients
and the community. The University of Copenhagen wishes to reflect the
surrounding community and invites all regardless of personal background to
apply for the position.

Klaus Hoeyer

University of Copenhagen
Department of Public Health
Center for Medical Science and Technology Studies
ster Farimagsgade 5A
Room 10.0.09
1014 Copenhagen K

TEL +45 3532 7996
DIR +45 3532 7996
FAX +45 3532 7629

[Titel: SD_Logo]
EASST's Eurograd mailing list
Eurograd (at)
Unsubscribe or edit subscription options:

Meet us via

Report abuses of this list to
view formatted text
Follow by Email