Postdoc with focus on statistics (P21831)

At the Department of Clinical Medicine, The Faculty of Medicine, a position as research assistant in hematology with focus on statistics is open for appointment from 1 of June 2018 or soon hereafter. The position is time limited for a period of 3 years.

Job description

About the organization

The Department of Clinical Medicine was established January 1. 2013. The department is located in connection with Aalborg University Hospital where research, education and clinical work is united.

The Department of Clinical Medicine does clinical research within all the clinical disciplines and delivers research-based teaching to all areas of the medical master’s degree program. Furthermore, the Department of Clinical Medicine has around 40 research units each with their own specialty. Many of the research units are organized in interdisciplinary collaborations within larger research areas such as coronary diseases, cancer and neurological conditions.

The position is associated with the research section at the Department of Hematology, Aalborg University Hospital. Our research section has >20 employees and is working in a multi-disciplinary effort ranging from molecular biology, medicine, bioinformatics, and statistics to understand cancer cell resistance to treatment and transfer it to new diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive methods for clinical use. You can read more about our research section at

About the position

The areas covered by this position include clinical research based on our national quality databases as well as other national registries. The primary aim with this position is to establish a clinical research program that supports clinical practice through analysis of data in existing registries (real world evidence and prognostic/predictive modelling). The candidate will be involved in all tasks related to this work, including applying for data, data management, and analyses.

You will mainly be working with doctors and statisticians from the Department of Hematology, Aalborg University Hospital, but the position also bridges to the Department of Clinical Epidemiology where you will spend some of your time.

Limited teaching within the area should be expected, but also in other study programs at the University.

Further information regarding the position can be obtained by contacting associate professor Tarec Christoffer El-Galaly by phone at +45 2679 8867 or

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.

You should hold a degree in mathematics or statistics. You will need strong skills in data management and statistical analyses and are willing to learn programming in R and SAS (if not already experienced with these programs), data applications, and report writing. Mastering English at a professional level is required. Applicants experienced with work with clinical databases (hematology in particular) and/or the national Danish Registry are preferred.

Candidates with previous work experience should have documented research activities, including knowledge of clinical databases and preferably also experience with publishing scientific work. Documentation of continuous research activity and ability to work independently will be preferred.

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 organizations 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.

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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Mon Apr 23 00:00:00 CEST 2018

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