Cochrane Denmark and CEBMO seek Research Assistant

Cochrane Denmark and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense (CEBMO), the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, invite applications for a one year position as a research assistant.

The position is temporary and is available from 1st September 2023 (starting date negotiable) and for one year, e.g. to 31. August 2024 with the possibility of extension to a subsequent 3-year PhD position.

Cochrane Denmark and Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, SDU

Cochrane Denmark (formerly the Nordic Cochrane Centre) and CEBMO function as a joint research unit at the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark. Cochrane Denmark conducts research relevant for systematic reviews, promotes Cochrane, and supports authors of Cochrane Reviews in Denmark. CEBMO conducts research, teaches, and provides a methodological consultancy service.

Cochrane Denmark and CEBMO is located at Odense University Hospital, Odense, Denmark. The centre houses the secretariat of the Cochrane Bias Methods Group, which advises the Cochrane collaboration on bias in randomized trials and systematic reviews.

The centre’s main research topics are analysis of risk of bias in trials, reporting guidelines, conflicts of interest, and de-implementation. The centre is responsible for a pre-graduate course in evidence-based medicine for medical students, and postgraduate courses (e.g., PhD courses). Furthermore, the centre runs a methodological consultancy service for clinical researchers, e.g., when conducting systematic reviews.

The position

The position involves research (50%), pre-graduate and postgraduate guidance and teaching (40%) and administration (10%).

We expect potential applicants to have a relevant master’s degree and a research interest in evidence-based medicine and clinical research methodology.

A position involves primarily working on a research project exploring: Reporting bias and protocols in epidemiological studies.

Further information

For further information about the position, please contact Head of Centre Asbjørn Hróbjartsson or Head of Department of Clinical Research, SDU, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik , phone: +45 60113046.

Salary and terms of employment

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).


Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned link “Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must include (as PDF- or docx-files):

  • A motivation letter
  • A CV
  • Academic Certificates inclusive of Master's degree diploma
  • An explanation of other qualifications relevant to the position.
  • Up to 3 publications (if any)
  • List of publications (if any)

Incomplete applications will not be assessed.

Applications may be shortlisted.

Living and Working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. The International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salary, taxation, housing and accompanying family.  Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

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

Wednesday, April 19, 2023