PhD fellowship in The DELIVER (DELiberative ImproVEment of oRal care quality) project

Copenhagen University
November 26, 2023
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We are offering a PhD fellowship in the area of public health dentistry at the research section for Oral Health, Society and Technology commencing March 1st, 2024, or as soon as possible.

Our group and research The research group in public health dentistry is concerned with individual and societal consequences of poor oral health and treatment hereof and seeks ways to secure good oral health for all members of the society. We use many different approaches in describing challenges and developing solutions, incl. quantitative and qualitative methods.

Project description

The position will be under The DELIVER (DELiberative ImproVEment of oRal care quality) project, which is an EU funded project that aims to enhance the quality of oral care through deliberative dialogue and action involving citizens, patients, providers, payers, and policymakers. https: //

DELIVER will create a synergistic problem-solving ecosystem to convert deliberative dialogues into meaningful improvement of oral care quality. DELIVER consists of work packages entailing different sub-projects. The position will primarily entail work within work package 4 (WP4), which covers community oriented collaborative enterprises, addressing a well-known but still poorly understood public health problem: how to structurally maintain oral health at population level in Europe, and foster the healthy life span with good oral health and related wellbeing at population level in an inclusive manner through community based oral healthcare service delivery.

The specific aims of the PhD project are:

  • Situational Analysis of oral health care quality improvements at the community level.
  • Establishment of community based/local oral health care coalitions with whom co-creational design of oral health care quality improvements, targeted the specific community, are to be carried out and implemented.
  • Evaluation of the co-creational process and of the designed oral health care interventions.
  • Principal supervisor is associate professor Kasper Rosing, Department of Odontology, [email protected], +45 35337234.

    Start: March 1st, 2024, or as soon as possible

    Duration: 3 years as a PhD student

    Job description Your key tasks as a PhD student at SUND are:

  • Carrying through an independent research project under supervision

  • Completing PhD courses or other equivalent education corresponding to approximately 30 ECTS points.

  • Participating in active research environments including a stay at another research team.
  • Obtaining experience with teaching or other types of dissemination related to your PhD project
  • Teaching and disseminating your knowledge.
  • Writing a PhD thesis on the grounds of your project
  • As part of the DELIVER team and more specifically the WP4 team, being a collaboration between The Stichting Vrije University (The Netherlands) and the University of Copenhagen, you will contribute to the design, planning, execution, and evaluation of concrete sub-projects within the DELIVER project. In short, a population tailored community-based intervention program for the prevention of oral diseases must be developed through co-creation with stakeholders and subsequently implemented, tested, and evaluated. Internal reporting via “milestone” reports and external reporting to the EU via “deliverables” reports and further public reporting via scientific publications are to be delivered together with the WP4 team. Reaching out to and building good relations to stakeholders and maintaining and fostering good collaboration is a large part of the job. A combination of quantitative and qualitative research methods will be used, including individual and group interviews.

    Key criteria for the assessment of applicants Applicants must have qualifications corresponding to a master's degree related to the subject area of the project. Please note that your master's degree must be equivalent to a Danish master's degree (two years).

    The candidate must be fluent in oral and written Danish as all external activities including interviews are performed in this language. Further, the candidate must have solid experience in qualitative research and be able to independently prepare, undertake and analyse interviews and focus group discussions. Experience of co-creation projects with multiple stakeholders are preferred.

    Other important criteria are:

  • The grade point average achieved
  • Professional qualifications relevant to the PhD project
  • Previous publications
  • Relevant work experience
  • Other professional activities
  • A curious mind-set with a strong interest in public health dentistry
  • Language skills
  • Place of employment

    The place of employment is at the Department of Odontology, 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 average weekly working hours are 37 hours per week.

    The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of 3 years. The start date is March 1st 2024, or as soon as possible

    The employment is conditioned upon the applicant's success­ful enrolment 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 Taxation and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State. Depending on seniority, the monthly salary starts at approximately 27,800 DKK/Roughly 3,700 EUR (October 2021 level) plus pension.

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

    General information about PhD studies 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:

  • Motivated letter of application (max. one page)
  • CV incl. education, experience, language skills and other skills relevant for the position
  • Certified copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, including an authorized English translation if issued in other language than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. 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: // Please note that we might ask you to obtain an assessment of your education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Publication list (if possible)
  • Application deadline: 26th November 2023, 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 find information about the recruitment process at: https: //

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

    The University of Copenhagen wish to reflect the diversity of society and encourage all qualified candidates to apply regardless of personal background.

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