In collaboration between the Department of Psychology, University of Copenhagen and the Committee for Health Information a postdoctoral position is available to evaluate the school-based intervention Minidiamanten. The project is funded by the Tryg Foundation.

This is a 17 month fixed term post, starting app. May 1st 2017.

The postdoctoral researcher will work primarily with Janni Niclasen and Jesper Dammeyer and will be based at the Department of Psychology as part of the research group PCARE Psychology ( However the researcher will also collaborate with based in the Committee for Health Information ( and health care professionals in the municipalities that collaborate on this evaluation.

Minidiamanten is a class-based school intervention for children aged 5 to 9 years. It has been implemented in all 0.-2. classes (children aged 5-8) in the municipality of Rødovre during the school year 2016-2017. Immediately before and after the intervention the children and their parents filled in a questionnaire at ( They will fill in the same questionnaire in June 2017. The teachers have filled in Banduras self-efficacy questionnaire at the same points in time. Because this is a quasi-experimental study the pupils, parents and teachers in the municipality of Herlev have filled in the same questionnaires at the same points in time without receiving the intervention.

This post will require a PhD (or be close to obtaining) in a relevant quantitative discipline, maybe public health or psychology. We are looking for a candidate strong in public health and/ or psychology. The candidate has strong methodological competencies, primarily quantitative. Experiences with register-based research, cohort data, statistics and maybe evaluation projects is desirable. The candidate might hold an interest in educational psychology. It is a requirement that you work independently.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Janni Niclasen ( +45 3532 4891/ +45 40817776).

Salary, pension and terms of employment will be in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Academics Central organization. Currently, the monthly salary starts at 38.567,60 DKK/ app. 5.142 Euro including holiday allowance and pension. Non-Danish and Danish applicants may be eligible for tax reductions, if they hold a PhD degree and have not lived in Denmark in the last 10 years.

Only applications received no later than March 17th (7 am. GMT) will be considered. Please forward your application to including the application including Motivated letter of application (max. two pages), statement of research interests and relevant competencies, language skills and skills, CV, list of publication, a certified/signed copy of PhD certificate and Master of Science certificate maybe referees and other relevant documents.