Postdoc in cardiac psychology

University of Southern Denmark


October 3, 2021


Postdoc in cardiac psychology

The Department of Psychology, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, embedded within the Faculty of Health Sciences, invites applications for a vacant position as postdoc in the field of cardiac psychology – the interface between psychology and cardiology.

The postdoc position is for 3 years starting 1st of February 2022 or soon thereafter. You will refer to Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen and be part of her research team. You will work closely with her team members at the department and collaborators at the Departments of Cardiology, Odense University Hospital and Aarhus University Hospital. You will also be part of the INSIDE research group

The Department of Psychology has been built up over the last 11 years and forms the research basis for the bachelor and master's degree programmes in psychology at the University of Southern Denmark. Both degree programmes are fully developed, and the first master's students graduated in August 2015.

The research foci of the Department include Psychotraumatology and Interpersonal Violence, Pedagogical and Child Psychology, Cognitive and Biological Psychology, Architectural Psychology, Personality Psychology, and Medical and Clinical Psychology with a translational perspective. The research programme is currently organised into 6 research groups, with our academic staff members participating in one or more of the research groups.

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• A dynamic and international workplace that values collaboration and sparring among colleagues • Continuing education of members of staff • Flexibility in planning working hours • A good working environment


A highly motivated and ambitious candidate with an interest in the area of medical and health psychology, preferably with knowledge of cardiovascular disease, and experience with quantitative and qualitative methods within psychology. Candidates who have experience with register research and use of the Danish registers and systematic reviews / meta-analyses will be preferred.

You will contribute actively to the environment of the department through the following activities:

• Active participation in one or more of the research groups of the department • Development of a dynamic research environment through the establishment of national and international collaborations • Raising external competitive research funds together with the cardiac psychology research group led by Professor Pedersen We expect you to have: • A master's degree in psychology as stand alone or with a PhD degree • Some experience with teaching in medical and health psychology • Competences in research and methodology • Competences and interest in developing and coordinating research activities related to cardiac psychology • Strong communicative and collaborative skills and ability to build relationships (national and international) and networks • An interest in working in an international and interdisciplinary environment • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Further information can be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Susanne S Pedersen, telephone +45 6550 7992, e-mail

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Application Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

Applications - including the required attachments - must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• a motivation letter • a detailed CV • degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma) • a complete and numbered list of publications • up to 3 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the applicant to the most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication. • a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate's prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy • a research plan detailing the candidate's ideas and plans for her/his future research work. • a presentation of other qualifications of relevance to the position.

Applications that are incomplete with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

The University encourages all interested persons to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Campus: Odense

Application deadline: 03/10/2021

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