Research Assistant position in Health science, Aarhus University

    Research Assistant position in Health science, Aarhus University

    Research Assistant position with social science or health science, at Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, Denmark

    Deadline to Apply

    June 11, 2021 (23: 59 GMT +1)


    PositionResearch Assistant
    No. of Position(s)1
    Research Area– Social science
    – Health science
    ScholarshipAccording to standard norms
    WorkplaceCentre for Alcohol and Drug Research
    Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences
    Aarhus University
    Contract Period3 Years
    Starting dateSep 01, 2021


    Master degree in related fields


    Applicants with social science or health science experience in substance use research and/or intervention research and/or adolescent research will be preferred, as well as applicants with experience in quantitative methods and analyses.


    The position as research assistant is linked to a prevention project, financed by TrygFonden, aimed at adapting and piloting a brief health promotion and substance use intervention among Danish students in middle school (14-15 years). The project involves a qualitative study, aimed at adapting a novel, neuro-informed, group-based intervention to Danish students in middle school, and a quantitative study, aimed at examining acceptability and feasibility of the intervention and the preliminary effects of the intervention on health and problem substance use in this group.

    The research assistant’s job functions will involve collaboration with middle schools, adapting the intervention to Danish adolescents, data collection (interviews, surveys, and delivering the intervention), data analyses (qualitative and quantitative data) and dissemination of findings (nationally and internationally).

    The project is conducted in close collaboration with Associate Professor Kristine Rømer Thomsen (Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research) and Professor Sarah Feldstein Ewing (University of Rhode Island), who has developed the intervention for U.S. youth.

    How to Apply?

    To apply, please click the Apply Online button mentioned above

    Documents Required

    When you apply for this position it is mandatory to attach the following:

    • Application
    • Curriculum Vitae. You are encouraged to declare any periods of leave without research activity, including, for example, maternity leave, since your research activities are assessed in relation to your actual research time
    • Education (diploma for master’s, PhD and possibly higher doctoral degree)

    In addition the following documents can be included in the application:

    • List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)

    Publications. Up to three publications may be submitted. In the event of several authors the publications must be accompanied by a co-author statement concerning the applicant’s share of the collaborative work with the consent of the co-authors. Please use this template

    • Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here

    About the project/department

    At the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research we carry out social-science research in the alcohol and drug field. Our research projects concerns the treatment, prevention, policy and recreational consumption. We conduct research in both legal and illegal drugs. The Centre is interdisciplinary and the employees are based on, among other things, anthropology, psychology, sociology, law and public health. Our task is to establish and conduct research projects, teach, communicate knowledge about alcohol and drug use, and collaboration with national players in the area as well as international research institutions. You can read more about the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research here.

    The Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences is one of six departments at Aarhus BSS, one of the four faculties at Aarhus University. Aarhus BSS unites the social science and business-related research fields and brings them closer together to reflect the close relationship between society and the business community. As part of a Top 100 university, Aarhus BSS – and specifically the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences – has achieved the distinguished AASCB, AMBA and EQUIS accreditations



    Associate Professor, Kristine Rømer Thomsen
    Tel. +45 29 91 60 92

    HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg
    Tel.: +45 8715 3631

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    Research Assistant position at Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research

    Post expires at 8:59am on Saturday June 12th, 2021 (GMT+9)