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Postdoc in musculoskeletal pain in children

At the Faculty of Medicine, 20% Post-doctoral fellowship at Department of Health Science and Technology at Aalborg University, Denmark and Center for General at Aalborg University December 15, 2020 or soon hereafter. The position is available until December 14, 2022.

Job description

What we offer:
We offer a time-limited 20% post-doctoral position for one year as part of a externally funded research project called "Investigating pathology and tissue biomarkers of Osgood Schlatter to enhance treatment of children with growth-related pain" which is funded by the IRFD. The successful candidate will oversee studies related to understanding the pathophysiology of Osgood Schlatter. The working language at the unit and Aalborg University is English, and we regularly host international guests. For more details about our working environment please read a more comprehensive description here: 
Your development:
You will be exposed to an inter-disciplinary group, where all group members are expected to help other grow and contribute to the team. You will be expected to participate in other students and researchers` projects, which may include opportunities such as mentoring and to learn new skills while doing so (from bachelor to PhD students). You will be mentored by a senior researcher, who will provide career development meetings with you to ensure your development during your post.doc and afterwards. 
What we request:
We expect to hire a team player that will help to develop the research group “Musculoskeletal Health and Implementation”. The candidate for a post-doctoral fellowship will hold a PhD within the area of medicine, health science or equivalent. It is expected that the candidate has a track record of high-quality publications within adolescent pain and health. It is desirable that the candidate has experience with clinical research. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Good dissemination skills are important.

You may obtain further professional information from Professor, Michael Skovdal Rathleff 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. An assessment committee will assess all candidates.

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

For further information concerning the application procedure please contact Jeannette Bøgh by mail or phone (+45) 9940 7968. 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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