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One or more PhD stipends in cross-sectorial health promotion with a focus on physical activity (21-20051)

At Sport Sciences, Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University one or more PhD stipends are available within the general research programme Health Care, Education, Organizations and Ethics.  <div>The stipend is open for appointment from 1 August, 2020 or soon hereafter. The scholarship is awarded to carry out research training in connection with the research group: Sports and Social Issues.</div>

Job description

The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research, and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department as more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. More than 100 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoal school affiliated to the department. The department has laboratory facilities for Multichannel EEG and EMG analysis, electrical stimulation, prosthetics and assistive robotics, ECG-analysis, ultrasound, 3-d movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, clean room facilities, cell growth, molecular biology etc. For further information see: www.hst.aau.dk

In 2000, AAU established a new five-year master program within biomedical engineering, in 2006 within medicine with industrial specialization, in 2007 within Sports Science and latest in 2010 within medicine and latest in 2019 within Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. All educations at AAU are based on problem-based teaching.

As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your future career. 

The position is announced within the framework of a project entitled: "From patient to member. A multiple-case study of transitions from municipality-based rehabilitation to civil physical activity." The applicant must have thorough knowledge of research in cross-sectorial health promotion with particular attention to the issue of developing continuous participation in physical activity among persons with Type 2 diabetes.
The workplace of the fellow will be the Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University, Frederiks Bajers Vej 7, 9220 Aalborg Øst. For a description of other activities in the section of Sport Sciences, see: https://www.hst.aau.dk/research-groups-centres/sport-sciences/ 
Qualifications equivalent to a completed graduate degree are expected. An education in sport sciences and/or the humanities and social sciences is a prerequisite. The applicant is expected to have the necessary skills both to work independently and to collaborate on a research project, as well as to have good written and oral dissemination skills in Danish and English.

The PhD position has a duration of 3 years.
Further information can be obtained from the head of the research group: Sports and Social Issues, who will also act as principal supervisor, Professor, Sine Agergaard (tel: 40472390).

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty of Medicine, email: bew@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 9909.

For more information of the The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology: http://www.medicine.aau.dk/doctoral-school/

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of November 10, 2015, on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.     

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