Post Doc Position in health and labor economics, Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen (UCPH)

The Department of Economics invites for applications for one Post Doc position. The position will have a duration of two or three years, and will be embedded in Center for Economic Behavior and Inequality (CEBI), a Center of Excellence funded by the Danish National Research Foundation (see Employment is expected to begin as soon as possible.

The post doc will be tied to project “Skill Formation in the Labor Market for Physicians”, financed by a (Sapere Aude) grant from the Independent Research Fund Denmark.

The project lies in the intersection between health and labor economics. We are looking for excellent candidates with a strong background in research fields like Health Economics, Labor Economics, Microeconometrics, and Public Economics.

The overarching purpose of the project is two-fold, 1) to provide a better understanding of how opportunities, preferences and choices shape career paths in the highly specialized labor market for physicians and 2) understand how career circumstances affect physician practice styles, and, thereby, the health outcomes of patients. For further information about the project, please see If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Associate Professor and principal investigator (PI) Torben Heien Nielsen ( -


Employment as Post Doc at the Department of Economics, University of Copenhagen, requires a PhD degree in economics.

Salary and conditions of employment  

Salary and conditions of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC). The annual salary for postdoctoral researchers is within the range DKK 412.300 – 434.100 (about EUR 55,000 – 58,000). In addition to the salary paid directly to you, the University will also pay a monthly contribution to your pension fund corresponding to 17.1 % of your salary. Negotiation for additional supplements will be possible. A special tax scheme is offered for researchers recruited abroad, see 


Applications should include the following parts:  

  1. application, including reasons for applying for this position (max. 2 pages)  
  2. curriculum vitae, including list of publications  
  3. diplomas – all relevant certificates  
  4. publications to be considered in the assessment (max. 5)  

The parts must be clearly labeled with the above-mentioned numbers.  

Please note that applications will be assessed on the basis of these mandatory enclosures.  

Applications that do not meet the requirements listed above will not be taken into consideration.  

Applicants cannot expect that any additional documentation will be considered.

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 by an expert assessment committee. 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
The University of Copenhagen wishes to encourage everyone interested in this post to apply, regardless of personal background.

For further information about the Post Doc Positions please contact Torben Heien Nielsen (
Further information about the application procedure is available from HR-officer Pernille Lykke Paulsen, e-mail:

The deadline for applications including enclosures is April 10, 2020 (at Midnight 23:59 Danish Time).  
Date of employment is the 1 May 2020.

Please note: Applications must be submitted via this link.

Applications received after deadline will not be considered.


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Torben Heien Nielsen


Ansøgningsfrist: 10-04-2020
Ansættelsesdato: 01-05-2020
Afdeling/Sted: Økonomisk Institut

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