Postdoc Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research Aarhus University, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences Denmark

Postdoc Research Project on Alcohol Prevention - Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS at Aarhus University 

At Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at Aarhus University, a 2-year postdoc position is vacant from May 1, 2019 or soon after.


The postdoc position is linked to a prevention project, financed by TrygFonden, aimed at adapting and testing a brief evidence based intervention for problem drinking, and its related health risks, among Danish students in upper secondary school. The prevention project involves a qualitative study, aimed at adapting a US intervention (group-based motivational interviewing) to Danish students in upper secondary school, and a quantitative study, aimed at examining the effects of the adapted intervention on problem drinking in this group.


The postdoc’s job functions will involve data collection (focus group 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 Prof. Sarah Feldstein Ewing (Oregon Health and Science University, USA), who has developed the intervention for U.S. youth.


Qualification requirements

Employment as postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level. It is a further requirement that the applicant speaks fluent Danish, as this is necessary to carry out data collection and data analysis.


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


Further particulars on the position may be obtained from Associate Professor, Kristine Rømer Thomsen, Tel. +45 87 16 54 47, e-mail:


If applicants need help uploading the application or have any questions about the recruitment process, please contact HR supporter Charlotte Zingenberg, Tel.: +45 87 16 53 62, E-mail:

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Place of work

The work address will be the Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research, Bartholins Allé 10, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark


Who we are

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 abuse, 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.


Centre for Alcohol and Drug Research is part of the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University. 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.


For more information about the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, please look here.


Terms of employment

The appointment is in accordance with the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities as well as the circular on the Collective Agreement for Academics Employed by the State.


The job content and qualification requirements are described in further detail in Circular on Terms of Employment for Academic Staff at Universities.


Application procedure

It is obligatory to attach the following when you apply for this position:


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)
List of publications (the enclosed publications must be clearly marked on the list of publications)
Publications. Up to three publications can be included in the application. 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. This form can be used for the purpose
Teaching portfolio. The specific requirements regarding the documentation can be found here


Materials which cannot be uploaded together with the application may be submitted in three copies to Aarhus BSS HR & PhD, Aarhus University, Tåsingegade 1, 2nd floor, DK-8000 Aarhus C.


Read more about how to apply for an academic post at Aarhus BSS here.


The evaluation process

After the application deadline, an assessment committee is appointed. Please note that the assessment of applicants is based solely on the material received prior to the application deadline. For further information, see Guidelines for Assessment Committee, Aarhus BSS.


All interested candidates are encouraged to apply regardless of personal background.


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