Vacant positions

Postdoc in adolescent knee pain (2021-224-03487)

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology One or more Postdocs (18,5 hours per week) are vacant from June 1, 2021 or soon herafter. <div>The positions will be for a period of 2 years.</div>

Job description

A post.doc position in the research group “Musculoskeletal Health and Implementation”
The Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research and teaching in the area of health science and technology. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1700 students. The post-doctoral position currently open is within the research group “Musculoskeletal Health and Implementation”. The mission of “Musculoskeletal Health and Implementation” is to generate research and conduct implementation research on how to best support people to manage their musculoskeletal health, and stay active, throughout the life span. 
What we offer
We offer a time-limited 50% post-doctoral position for two years as part of an externally funded research project called "Stratified Care for Adolescents with Knee Pain in Primary Care" which is funded by Trygfonden. The successful candidate will oversee studies related to stratifying care for adolescents suffering from knee pain using a decision support tool. The working language at 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, physiotherapy, health science or equivalent. They are required to be a registered healthcare professional in Denmark. It is expected that the candidate has a track record of high-quality publications within adolescent pain or musculoskeletal disorders. It is desirable that the candidate has experience with conducting clinical trials within musculoskeletal disorders and preferably within adolescent musculoskeletal pain. A high proficiency in oral and written English is required. Good dissemination skills are important.

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

You may obtain further professional information from Professor, Michael 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.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

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 HR Partner, 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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