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Researcher/clinical specialist - Steno Diabetes Center Aarhus

Central Denmark Region is establishing the Steno Diabetes Centre Aarhus (SDCA) with a donation from the Novo Nordisk Foundation of 1.4 billion DKK. SDCA will play a central role in increasing efforts in diabetes in both Central Denmark Region, nationally and internationally.
SDCA will develop to be one of the world’s leading research environments in clinical diabetes research in collaboration with Aarhus University (AU), the other Steno Diabetes Centres and other Danish and International research environments; in this way, SDCA will play a pivotal role in diabetes research focused on new efforts in treatment and prevention.
SDCA will be an integrated part of the health effort in Central Denmark Region and initiate a strengthened collaboration between relevant parties in the field of diabetes, in particular regional hospitals, municipalities and general practice.
The center is located at and organisationally a part of Aarhus University Hospital (AUH).
Job Description
SDCA will bring together all aspects of diabetes treatment, clinical diabetes research and education under the same roof, thereby offering more integrated treatment in an environment with world-class scientists and physicians. Research at the center will focus on the following themes:

  • Nutrition and obesity
  • Pathophysiology and substrate metabolism
  • Diabetic complications
  • Children and adolescents with diabetes
  • Pharmacotherapy
  • Management of patient care
  • Diabetes prevention
  • Epidemiology
  • Diabetes-related technologies
We are seeking a highly motivated scientist to investigate pertinent diabetes related issues within the research themes of SDCA. The applicant should have trained in a leading diabetes research environment and integrate these skills into the work at SDCA. The plan for this research integration should be outlined in a research plan.
The fellow will be expected to use up to 50% of the time to assist the leadership at SDCA (director and research leader) by tasks related to the establishment of the research infrastructure at SDCA. These tasks may include, but are not limited to, organizing biobank infrastructure at SDCA, preparing standard operating procedures for clinical and epidemiological research projects, assisting in process of acquiring research equipment.
Selection criteria
  • Qualifications at PhD-level.
  • Excellent scientific track record.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Experience in diabetes research.
  • An analytical attitude of devising innovative scientific or technical solutions.
  • An enthusiastic, dedicated and collaborative attitude is prerequisite.
  • Experience in interaction with staff at all levels, both internally and externally, regarding relevant research topics.
A number of applications may be shortlisted for full assessment.
  • The successful candidate will be employed at SDCA in Central Denmark Region and place of employment will be at Aarhus University Hospital
  • The holder of the position will report to the head of research at SDCA.
  • The holder of the position is expected to interact with staff at all levels, both internally and externally, regarding relevant research topics. The applicant should describe the research network and how this can interact with the SDCA
Highly motivated and ambitious candidates are encouraged to apply. Solid experience and an excellent track record within the research field will be considered a distinct advantage. In all cases, ability to perform the job will be the primary consideration, and thus we encourage all – regardless of their personal background and status – to apply.
Terms of employment
SDCA is recruiting 4 researchers/clinical specialists (at a post-doc level) for a limited time period. The positions are available for 24 months. Latest start is expected to be August 1st. 2018.
The candidate will be employed in Central Denmark Region and place of employment will for the present be at AUH.
Salary is in accordance with current agreement.
Further information
For further information regarding this position please contact the Centre Director Troels Krarup Hansen, phone: 6167 9616
How to apply?
The application must include a one-page cover letter, a two-page research plan, one full CV containing a list of publications, and two letters of recommendation as one document. Candidates should systematically address the selection criteria in the cover letter.
Deadline for application is April 26th 2018. Interviews are expected to be scheduled by the middle of May 2018.
In addition to the material the applicant is required to include for the assessment, the Assessment Committee may include further material in their assessment of the applicant. In such circumstances, it is the responsibility of the applicant, on request, to send the material to the Committee.
Receipts of the applications will be acknowledged, and the applicant will be kept continuously informed of the progress of the application. 

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