150205 Tenure Track Assistant professor of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology

Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

We are looking for a highly motivated and dynamic researcher for a research team within Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology in a tenure track assistant professor position to commence 1st of January 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The area of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology is a fundamental discipline in the Veterinary Curriculum. Veterinary Pharmacology covers the absorption, distribution, metabolism, excretion and effect of drugs used to treat companion and livestock animals with focus on mechanisms of action and the development, improvement and evaluation of new therapies. Veterinary Toxicology covers the exposure, mechanism of action and treatment of intoxication relevant for companion and livestock animals.

Information on the Department can be found at: http://www.sund.ku.dk/

Our research

Our research aims to refine medical therapy in companion and livestock animals. The research group has focus on treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases in companion animals and porcine models of human diseases.

The group targets high quality research with focus on fund raising, innovation and cross disciplinary research in close collaboration within other national and international research teams. A creative, stimulative and supportive working environment is valued.

Job description

The tenure track assistant professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • research-based teaching
  • sharing knowledge with society
  • participation in formal pedagogical training program for assistant professors

The tenure track assistant professor will take strong lead in project design and management as well as data generation, analysis and interpretation, and will collaborate with team members as well as national and international collaborators. Teaching of veterinary students will be a part of the position.

Required qualifications

The successful candidate should be able to document:

  • a PhD degree or similar qualifications within Veterinary or Medical Sciences
  • research experience within the field of the position

The tenure track assistant professor must have an academic standing showing internationally competitive research, and/or have internationally recognized high potential to make a future impact.

The assistant professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.


We are looking for a highly motivated, passionate and enthusiastic scientist with the following competencies and experience:

Essential experience and skills:

  • You have postdoctoral experience within animal research
  • You have an interest in Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • You have a documented track record in conducting and publishing your own research
  • You have pre-graduate teaching experience
  • You have previously contributed to attract external research funding
  • Proficient communication skills and ability to work in teams
  • Excellent English skills written and spoken
  • Desirable experience and skills:

Desirable experience and skills

  •  Research experience of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Laboratory animal course at EU Function ABD level

Place of employment

The place of employment is at Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and stimulating working conditions in a dynamic and international research environment. Our research facilities include modern laboratories and facilities for animal studies.

Terms of employment

The tenure track assistant professor’s performance will be evaluated through annual evaluations. Furthermore, the tenure track assistant professor will be evaluated in a mid-track appraisal.

After no more than six years of employment and on condition of a positive final appraisal, the tenure track assistant professor will be employed as associate professor. Read more about tenure track at the University of Copenhagen here: http://employment.ku.dk/tenure-track/tenure-track-at-ucph/

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 (2013).


For further information please contact Professor Lisbeth Høier Olsen, e-mail: lisbeth.hoier@sund.ku.dk; www.sund.ku.dk

Foreign applicants may find the following links useful: http://www.ism.ku.dk/ (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 a list of publications
  • Diplomas (Master’s, PhD and other relevant diplomas)
  • A complete list of publications
  • Research plan (2-4 pages)
  • Uploads of maximum 5 publications to be considered in the assessment
  • Teaching portfolio, if applicable (Guidelines: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/job-application-portfolio/)

Please note: It is mandatory to upload a teaching plan in the online application form. Should you not have a teaching plan, please upload a blank document in this box instead.

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 https://jobportal.ku.dk/.

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

The application 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 in this post to apply.

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, Sunday 6 October 2019.

Interviews for this post are likely to be held in the month of November 2019.



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Ansøgningsfrist: 06-10-2019
Ansættelsesdato: Start hurtigst muligt
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences

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