Copenhagen Centre for Regulatory Science
Department of Pharmacy
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences (SUND)
University of Copenhagen
The Copenhagen Centre for Regulatory Sciences (CORS), Department of Pharmacy invites
applications for a full-time, 2 year postdoctoral position to be filled as soon as possible thereafter.
With it Research CORS seeks to improve the
drug regulatory system, by systematically studying its structure and behaviour
as well as designing new tools to facilitate regulatory decision-making.
Through improvement of the drug regulatory system, we aim to contribute to an
improvement of the health of the society.
system for medicines is intended to protect public health by ensuring that only
medicines of sufficient quality, safety, and efficacy enter the market, while
at the same time facilitating patient access to needed therapies without
unnecessary delay. It strives to achieve these goals via a large set of
individual regulatory tools. For policy-making in general, and especially in
the health care sector, regulatory decisions need to be fully transparent, rest
on relevant reasoning, and be adaptable in light of new evidence. Therefore,
the efficiency of the elements in the regulatory toolbox, as well as any
unintended effects of the tools, need to be determined.
We offer an interesting and challenging
job in an international cross-disciplinary research environment. You will
become part of a research environment spanning pharmacy, humanities, law, and social
science. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom
tempered by responsibility.
The candidate will be contributing to two international projects: 1) H2020
project ‘New Methods Health Technology Assessment (HTx)’, which aims to create a
framework for next generation Health Technology Assessment (HTA) that supports
patient-centred, societally oriented, and real-time decision-making for
integrated healthcare throughout Europe. Within this project, CORS will be
studying synergies between regulatory agencies and HTA agencies with
regards to evidence generation and subsequent decision making, including comparison of
methods to study post-authorisation benefits and risks vs. relative
effectiveness. 2) ‘What works best to protect public health? An international comparison of
post-marketing regulatory risk communication on prescription drugs’, which aims to quantify and compare the health
impact of safety advisories on medicines in Canada, the United
States, the European Union, and Australia. CORS is responsible to examine the effects on recommended changes to prescribing, other health-related
behaviours, and health outcomes in Denmark. Analyses include amongst
others, drug utilisation studies, interrupted time-series and cohort analyses.
addition, new projects in related areas might come up during the period of
Post Doc is expected to:
- conduct research
within the research projects described above,
including collaborate in refining the project design and methodology and
further developing analyses plans; collect, code and analyse relevant empirical material; analyse Danish National Register data;write up results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals;
and participate in presentations of the projects;
- carry out
administrative tasks related to the position;
- be involved in
research-based teaching (max 100 hours/year);
- engage in and
participate actively in the academic activities of CORS.
We are looking for someone who:
- holds a PhD degree in (Pharmaco)epidemiology, Health
Economics, (Bio)Statistical, or (Bio)Medical, or other relevant research field;
- has hands-on experience in analysing Danish National
Register data or similar health databases;
- has scientific creativity and productivity, as
evident in recent publications in (international) peer-reviewed journals;
an interest in cross-disciplinary work within Drug Regulatory Science;
good communication skills in English, both oral and written;
self-reflective and able to work independent.
- has an excellent academic track record;
- is highly motivated to study issues within Drug
- has demonstrated early in his/her career a
capacity for excellence;
- makes this position his/her number one priority, has
a strong work ethics, and is a team player;
- has experience with European
projects and collaboration with different international partners;
- has experience in
supervising MSc students.
Key criteria for the assessment of
- Relevant work
publications including relevant PhD thesis
approach and skills
- Possess good
Terms of employment
Salary, pension and
terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish
Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).
Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (October
2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The
employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree
and have not lived in Denmark the last 10 years.
is covered by the “Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at the
Universities” of June 28, 2013.
information, applicants may contact the Principal supervisor Professor Marie Louise De Bruin, Department
of Pharmacy, University of Copenhagen, e-mail: email@example.com
applicants may find this link useful: www.ism.ku.dk
The application, in
English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below and
letter of application (max. one page)
- CV incl.
education, work/research experience, language skills and other skills relevant
for the position
certified/signed copy of a) PhD certificate and b) Master of Science certificate.
If the PhD is not completed, a written statement from the supervisor will do
- List of
information: Possible references and recommendations
Application deadline: March 1, 2019, 23.59pm
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 requirements.
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. 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
The applicant will be assessed according
to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of
Academic Staff at Universities.
are expected to be held in week 11 or 12.
of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications
from all qualified candidates regardless of age, disability, gender,
nationality, race, religion or sexual orientation. Appointment will be based on