PhD Position in Clinical Biochemistry Studies Epidemiology (DIC), Denmark

    PhD Position in Clinical Biochemistry Studies Epidemiology (DIC), Denmark

    Research assistant position with the aim to be enrolled as a PhD student in the Clinical Biochemistry Studies at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    Mar 24, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    Research Assistant

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    Department of Clinical Medicine
    Dept. of clinical biochemistry

    Contract period

    3 months full-time position as per 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.


    Kasper Adelborg
    Associate Professor
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology
    Aarhus University Hospital
    Tel. +45 20 34 17 24.


    • MSc in medicine
    • Ability to work independently
    • Fluency in English and good communication skills
    • As a person, you have good interpersonal skills, are friendly and helpful and able to contribute to a good work environment


    • Experience with research
    • Experience with handling large and detailed datasets
    • Experience with statistical software and programming in SAS, Stata, or R Statistics

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click APPLY ONLINE mentioned above.

    Documents required

    Your application must include the following:

    Responsibilities/Job Description

    Since the first descriptions of disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC), starting from the 19th century, DIC has been considered a serious disease entity affecting the coagulation system. DIC is always a complication to one or more underlying conditions (e.g. infection, cancer, or obstetrical complications), which are responsible for initiating and propagating the uncontrolled coagulation process. DIC is a devastating condition with a poor prognosis and a 30-day mortality of 20-40%. Although DIC is a major challenge to clinicians within most medical specialities, several important knowledge gaps exist. To increase our understanding of DIC, our group is currently working on the establishment of the DANish Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DANDIC) Cohort. The PhD project will study several aspects of DIC using the DANDIC database, including how DIC is most accurately diagnosed, its occurrence/time-trends, determinants of a poor prognosis, and it will examine the safety and effectiveness of various treatments. The focus of the PhD project will be on sepsis-associated DIC. Given the relatively high incidence of DIC and the large burden of DIC to the healthcare system, the results of the project will have several major clinical and public health implications.

    The main role of the Research Assistant is to bring together data and organize the extensive set of data sources on which the DANDIC Cohort will be based. The database will consist of data from the laboratory database, electronic medical records, business intelligence systems, and linkable Danish registry data. The PhD project will use state-of-the art statistical and epidemiological methods.

    You will be embedded in the research group of the Thrombosis and Hemostasis Research Unit. The group is also part of Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Aarhus University Hospital – probably the largest health science research department in Denmark. The project will also involve collaborators from the Intensive Care Unit, Aarhus University Hospital. During the project period you will work closely with associate professor Kasper Adelborg (main supervisor of the PhD project), research year students, and senior researchers. The project will include international collaboration. The candidate is also expected to take part in the academic life of the department.  

    Aarhus University has a PhD program in clinical medicine at the Faculty of Health. The PhD study includes participation in PhD courses, writing scientific articles and the PhD thesis, teaching, disseminating your research, active participation in scientific meetings etc. Further details can be found here  

    About the Project

    The PhD project is fully funded from the Aarhus University Research Foundation. The Department of Clinical Biochemistry at Aarhus University Hospital is internationally renowned and highly specialized within the field of clinical biochemistry, hematology, and coagulation disorders. The department participates in education of medical students, master- and PhD students, biomedical laboratory scientists, and in postgraduate specialist education of clinical biochemists.


    • Interviews for selected candidates will take place in week 14
    • The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, you will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless your application is withdrawn.
    • All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

    Post expires at 8:59am on Thursday March 25th, 2021 (GMT+9)