Declaration of interest regarding PhD project: Health geographics – pesticides in drinking water and leukaemia

University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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The National Institute of Public Health at SDU is looking for applicants for a PhD scholarship within the field of health geographics – pesticides in drinking water and leukaemia.
We are looking for a person with a relevant degree (MD, MSc. etc.)

Research environment
The research group in Geographical and Register-based Epidemiology is an interdisciplinary co-operation among researchers in epidemiology, public health, medicine, geo-informatics and statistics.
The research group conducts research to examine geographical patterns in disease and to discover environmental and neighbourhood risk factors associated with diseases.

Project description
The successful candidate will work within the research project Pesticides in drinking water and incidence of Leukaemia, funded by the Karen Elise Jensens Foundation and University of Southern Denmark.
The overall purpose of the project is to examine associations between pesticides in drinking water and blood cancer.
The PhD project will focus on the association between selected components of pesticides in drinking water and the risk of development of specific blood cancers.
The PhD student will be expected to shape the specific direction of the research project in collaboration with the supervisor.

We are looking for a dynamic candidate with a background and/or experience within public health, informatics, geography or statistics.
The candidate should have good written and oral communication skills.
Experience with geographical analyses, modelling components in drinking water or cancer is highly meriting.
Experience using the R, SAS or STATA statistical programming language and working within a team of international collaborators would also be an advantage.

For further information about the project, please contact:
Professor Annette Kjær Ersbøll, The National Institute of Public Health, University of Southern Denmark (SDU)
Tlf.  +45 6550 7775  

Applications must include:
• At letter stating the interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages) - upload under “Application form”
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field)

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". 
Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Closing date: 29 October 2020

Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as PhD students.

The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order)

The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.






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