One or more Postdoc's in Mechanistic Pain Profiling of Patients with Chronic Pain

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology one or more positions as Postdoc in Mechanistic Pain Profiling of Patients with Chronic Pain are open for appointment from April 1, 2018 or soon hereafter. The positions are available for a period of 18 months.

Job description

The concept of “Personalized Pain Medicine” revolves around assessing the underlying mechanisms for pain and treating these mechanisms, and SMI has been pioneer within this field for decades. The current project aims to investigate mechanistic pain profiles of thousands of healthy subjects. Further, the project will also investigate mechanistic pain profiles in several clinical cohorts via national and international collaborators already committed to the project. Currently, the focus will be on osteoarthritis, low back pain, and pharmaceutical interventions, but a successful candidate is encouraged to include further pain conditions within her or his field of expertise.

Required Qualifications
• A Ph.D. within neuroscience, pharmacology, medicine, clinical science, biomedical engineering, or equivalent
• A track record showing ability to work independently and also in collaboration with others
• A track record of high profiled peer-review publications within neuroscience, bio-engineering, pharmacology, medical, or related areas
• A high proficiency level in oral and written English

Additional Desired Qualifications
• Statistical knowledge
• Previous experience on working with “Big Data”
• An established national and international network

You may obtain further professional information from Associate Professor Kristian Kjær Petersen, e-mail: or Professor, Lars Arendt-Nielsen, e-mail:

Qualification requirements: 
Appointment as Postdoc presupposes scientific qualifications at PhD–level or similar scientific qualifications. The research potential of each applicant will be emphasized in the overall assessment. Appointment as a Postdoc cannot exceed a period of four years in total at Aalborg University.

The application must contain the following:

  • A motivated text wherein the reasons for applying, qualifications in relation to the position, and intentions and visions for the position are stated.
  • A current curriculum vitae.
  • Copies of relevant diplomas (Master of Science and PhD). On request you could be asked for an official English translation.
  • Scientific qualifications. A complete list of publications must be attached with an indication of the works the applicant wishes to be considered. You may attach up to 5 publications.
  • Dissemination qualifications, including participation on committees or boards, participation in organisations and the like.
  • Additional qualifications in relation to the position. References/recommendations.
  • Personal data.

The applications are only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

We wish to reflect the diversity of society and welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Dini Boer by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7307.
Information regarding guidelines, ministerial circular in force and procedures can be seen here .


Employment is in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities (the Appointment Order) and the Ministry of Finance's current Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities. Employment and salary are in accordance with the collective agreement for state-employed academics.   

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Wed Mar 07 00:00:00 CET 2018

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