PhD fellowship in mental health promotion in family medicine

Copenhagen University


October 21, 2021


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 families.

Project description 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

Job description 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 research team
  • 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
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • Curious mind-set with a strong interest in the function of general practice
  • Language skills
  • 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 environment.

    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 pension.

    Questions For specific information about the PhD fellowship, please contact the principal supervisor.

    General information about PhD study at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School's website: https: //

    Application procedure 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: // assessments/assessment-database. Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science.

    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 requirements.

    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 him/herself.

    You can read about the recruitment process at https: //

    The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.