vendredi 25 août 2017

Doctorats au Medical Museion de Copenhague

PhD fellowships at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen

Call for applications

Two 3-year PhD fellowships are available at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen, starting on 1 December 2017 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The position 

Medical Museion is seeking two new PhD candidates to join an innovative and exciting house where research, museum work and public engagement are brought together at the intersection of medicine, culture and society. Medical Museion is a university research department as well as a public museum and we believe it makes a difference to do research within a public environment, where new ideas and understandings can be brought to light. Our exhibitions and events are often approached as a kind of laboratory for research, and we are keen to push the boundaries of what research might be, and what it can lead to. 

We are fundamentally concerned with the place of medicine within social and cultural contexts and welcome different perspectives on our relationship to the body, health and the existential sides of our physical being; as well as the materiality, history, philosophy, aesthetics, and epistemic workings of medical science. We hold some of the finest and most fascinating medical/historical collections in Europe, and are keen to know much more about them, as well as how they can be inspiringly used in a museum environment. We are also interested in practice-based research that touches on curatorial practice, visitor experience, and exhibition design. 

Our fields of study are thus inevitably broad; an ecology where interdisciplinary investigations can thrive. The disciplines and methods that we find relevant could be gathered under the umbrella term Critical Medical Humanities, including History of Medicine and Science, Science and Technology Studies, Philosophy of Medicine, Medical Humanities, Material Culture Studies, Museology, and Science Communication. 


- A Masters Degree in a relevant field is required 
- Documented experience with museum work or public engagement is desirable 
- Demonstrable interest in medical sciences is desirable 
- You must be enterprising and possess good interpersonal skills 

It is a prerequisite that the candidate can be and is not already enrolled as a PhD student at the faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen. 

Employment conditions 

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organizations. In addition to the seniority-based salary, the appointee will receive an annual supplement of currently DKK 15,532.44 DKK and additional bonuses may be negotiated on an individual basis. 

The PhD fellow is obliged to carry out – without additional pay – allocated teaching or museum-related tasks of up to 840 working hours during their period of employment. 


Please submit your application via the link on the job webpage ( no later than 29 September 2017. The application should include: 
- Cover letter 
- Project description including how the museum, its activities or its collections might play a role in your research (max 4 pages) 
- Curriculum Vitae with publication list (max 2 pages) 

Degree certificates should be supplied if candidates are offered an interview. 

For queries about the positions please contact Associate Professor Karin Tybjerg (, mobile +45 5363 7951). 

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee. All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment by an expert assessment committee. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. The assessment committee will then select candidates for interviews scheduled for early November. You can read more about the recruitment process at

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

General information about PhD programs at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences is available at the Graduate School’s website at The PhD is examined by thesis. 

Medical Museion has close connections with Wellcome Collection in the UK and their interdisciplinary research space The Hub, and PhD students will have the possibility of research stays in this environment 

The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences comprises app. 7500 students, app. 1500 PhD students and app. 3200 employees. The Faculty creates new knowledge and recognition through its core activities: research, teaching, knowledge sharing and communication. With basic research fields ranging from molecular studies to studies of society, the Faculty contributes to a healthy future through its graduates, research findings and inventions for the benefit of patients and the community.

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