The Copenhagen Centre for Regulatory Sciences (CORS), Department of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time, 2 year postdoctoral position to be filled as soon as possible thereafter.
With it Research CORS seeks to improve the drug regulatory system, by systematically studying its structure and behaviour as well as designing new tools to facilitate regulatory decision-making. Through improvement of the drug regulatory system, we aim to contribute to an improvement of the health of the society.
The regulatory system for medicines is intended to protect public health by ensuring that only medicines of sufficient quality, safety, and efficacy enter the market, while at the same time facilitating patient access to needed therapies without unnecessary delay. It strives to achieve these goals via a large set of individual regulatory tools. For policy-making in general, and especially in the health care sector, regulatory decisions need to be fully transparent, rest on relevant reasoning, and be adaptable in light of new evidence. Therefore, the efficiency of the elements in the regulatory toolbox, as well as any unintended effects of the tools, need to be determined.
We offer an interesting and challenging job in an international cross-disciplinary research environment. You will become part of a research environment spanning pharmacy, humanities, law, and social science. We strive for academic excellence, collegial respect and freedom tempered by responsibility.
Project description The candidate will be contributing to two international projects:
1) H2020 project ‘New Methods Health Technology Assessment (HTx)’, which aims to create a framework for next generation Health Technology Assessment (HTA) that supports patient-centred, societally oriented, and real-time decision-making for integrated healthcare throughout Europe. Within this project, CORS will be studying synergies between regulatory agencies and HTA agencies with regards to evidence generation and subsequent decision making, including comparison of methods to study post-authorisation benefits and risks vs. relative effectiveness.
2) ‘What works best to protect public health? An international comparison of post-marketing regulatory risk communication on prescription drugs’, which aims to quantify and compare the health impact of safety advisories on medicines in Canada, the United States, the European Union, and Australia. CORS is responsible to examine the effects on recommended changes to prescribing, other health-related behaviours, and health outcomes in Denmark. Analyses include amongst others, drug utilisation studies, interrupted time-series and cohort analyses.
In addition, new projects in related areas might come up during the period of employment.
Job description The Post Doc is expected to:
conduct research within the research projects described above, including collaborate in refining the project design and methodology and further developing analyses plans;
collect, code and analyse relevant empirical material;
analyse Danish National Register data;write up results for publication in international peer-reviewed journals;
participate in presentations of the projects;
carry out administrative tasks related to the position;
be involved in research-based teaching (max 100 hours/year);
engage in and participate actively in the academic activities of CORS.
Required qualifications We are looking for someone who:
holds a PhD degree in (Pharmaco)epidemiology, Health Economics, (Bio)Statistical, or (Bio)Medical, or other relevant research field;
has hands-on experience in analysing Danish National Register data or similar health databases;
has scientific creativity and productivity, as evident in recent publications in (international) peer-reviewed journals;
has an interest in cross-disciplinary work within Drug Regulatory Science;
has good communication skills in English, both oral and written;
is self-reflective and able to work independent.
Overall a preferred applicant:
has an excellent academic track record;
is highly motivated to study issues within Drug Regulatory Science;
has demonstrated early in his/her career a capacity for excellence;
makes this position his/her number one priority, has a strong work ethics, and is a team player;
has experience with European projects and collaboration with different international partners;
has experience in supervising MSc students.
Key criteria for the assessment of applicants
Relevant work experience
Previous publications including relevant PhD thesis
Other professional activities
Enterprising approach and skills
Possesses good interpersonal skills
Additional Salary Information: Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Currently, the monthly salary starts at 33,600 DKK/ approx. 4,480 Euro (October 2018-level). Depending on qualifications, a supplement may be negotiated. The employer will pay an additional 17.1 % to your pension fund.
Internal Number: 148744
About University of Copenhagen
http://pharmacy.ku.dkAbout the Department of PharmacyMedicines for the individual and the societyThe mission of the Department of Pharmacy is to advance the pharmaceutical sciences by performing drug-related research and research-based teaching. This happens within a range of topics including:pharmaceutical technology and formulationdrug deliveryadvanced drug analysisclinical and social pharmacyThe Department of Pharmacy emphasizes further development of internationally recognized programs of research and education. We are committed to serve the Danish society and the international scientific community with the Departments knowledge.Drugs - from molecule to societyDrugs constitute the core in all the Department’s research and education. The field of pharmacy is interdisciplinary by nature, and research and education at the Department are comprised by an integration of natural-, health-, social- and technical sciences.The research groups at the Department of Pharmacy represent a unique combination of academic competences. We are proud to say that it is precisely this combination of sciences that enables us to play a key role in the development of the pharmaceutical sciences in Denma...rk. This is further supported by our researchers’ focus on collaborations with research groups from other institutions and companies.