We are offering a PhD fellowship in mental health promotion in family
medicine commencing on 1 February 2022 or as soon as possible hereafter.
Our group and research
Our research group of 6 persons study mental health of families with small
children and has a special focus on the impact of preventive consultations in
family practice. We are currently running a RCT to evaluate the effect of an
internet-based program, which aims to improve mental resilience of young
The project is expected to use qualitative and quantitative methods to
evaluate the effects of various changes aiming to increase the focus on mental
health in preventive child health examinations in general practice. Data will
be obtained in interviews performed by the Ph.D.-student and from
questionnaires and child health records.
Principal supervisor Professor Philip Wilson, Section of General Practice,
Institute of Public Health, telephone +45 30864636.
Start: 1 February 2022 Duration: 3 years as a PhD student
Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:
Carry through an independent research project under supervision
Complete PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to
approx. 30 ECTS points
Participate in active research environments including a stay at another
Obtain experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to
your PhD project
Teach and disseminate your knowledge
Write a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a Master's degree
(equivalent of the Danish candidate, 3+2 years) related to the subject area
of the project e.g. medicine.
Other important criteria are:
The grade point average achieved
Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
Relevant work experience
Other professional activities
Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the function of general
Place of employment
The place of employment is at Section of General Practice, Faculty of Health
and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. We offer creative and
stimulating working conditions in dynamic and international research
Terms of employment
The employment as PhD fellow is full time (37 working hours per week) and
for 3 years.
Employment is conditioned upon the applicant's successful enrollment as a PhD
student at the Graduate School at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences,
University of Copenhagen. This requires submission and acceptance of an
application for the specific project formulated by the applicant.
The PhD study must be completed in accordance with The Ministerial Order on
the PhD programme (2013) and the Faculty's rules on achieving the degree.
Salary, pension and terms of employment are in accordance with the agreement
between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional
Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly
salary begins around DKK 27.871 /approx. EUR 3.747 (October 2021-level) plus
For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the
General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical
Sciences is available at the Graduate School's website:
https: // healthsciences.ku.dk/phd/guidelines/
Your application must be submitted electronically by clicking ‘Apply now'
below. The application must include the following documents in PDF format:
1. Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
2. CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant
for the position
3. Master of Science diploma and transcript of records. If not completed, a
certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement
from the institution or supervisor will do. As a prerequisite for a PhD
fellowship employment, your Master's degree must be equivalent to a Danish
Master's degree. We encourage you to read more in the assessment database:
https: // ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-
assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain
an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education
4. Publication list (if possible)
Application deadline: 21 October 2021, 23.59pm CET
We reserve the right not to consider material received after the deadline, and
not to consider applications that do not live up to the abovementioned
The further process
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment
manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the hiring
committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their
application has been passed for assessment by an unbiased assessor.
The assessor makes a non-prioritized assessment of the academic qualifications
and experience with respect to the above-mentioned area of research,
techniques, skills and other requirements listed in the advertisement.
Once the assessment work has been completed each applicant has the opportunity
to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant
You can read about the recruitment process at
https: // employment.ku.dk/faculty/recruitment-process/
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of
13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.