National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark invites applications for a 3-year postdoc position in a Danish work ability promotion programme. The candidate will become a part of a cross-disciplinary research environment with strong interactions between different scientific disciplines covering topics like occupational epidemiology, physical exposure measurements, and workplace intervention studies. The main work tasks will include responsibility for larger workplace intervention studies for improving work ability among high risk occupational groups, supervision of Ph.D. and master students, and writing of national and international applications for funding.
In forthcoming years, there will be an increasing need for increased knowledge about effective initiatives for maintaining and improving work ability through a longer working life. Especially groups of employees with lower educational levels and physically demanding work are at increased risk of physical health impairments, long term sickness absence and early retirement from the labour market. The programme will objectively uncover the physical work demands of high risk occupational groups and prospectively relate the exposures to work ability, and investigate effective interventions for improving work ability among workers in high risk occupational groups.
The candidate should hold a Ph.D. degree in occupational environmental health. Candidates with documented hands on experience with epidemiological studies and randomized controlled trials involving occupational risk prevention or health promotion will be preferred. Knowledge with topics like work ability, musculoskeletal disorders and physical work demands is an advantage.
For further information please contact Senior Researcher Andreas Holtermann, telephone +45 3916 5227.
We must have your online application no later than Thursday 31st of May 2012. Please use the link bellow and fill in the application form and attach your application (in English), CV, and a list of publications indicating scientific highlights.
Salary and terms of employment
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed with the relevant union.
Applications and enclosures received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.