Post.doc at the National Centre for Register-based Research - research project: genetic and environmental risk factors of ADHD

University of Aarhus

A two-year position as post.doc at the National Centre for Register-based Research, Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University (50%) and the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (50%), is vacant from 1 January 2017 or earliest thereafter. The position is funded by an AUFF-grant for a research project that aims at investigating the genetic and environmental risk factors of ADHD. The position may be extended with up to one year, if additional funding is obtained.

Research Environment
The National Centre for Register-based Research is a section of the Department of Economics and Business and is funded partially by Aarhus University and partially by external research grants ( The Centre conducts research primarily within psychiatric epidemiology, offers consultancy and supervision of register-based research projects, validation and data management of register data, and development of methods to analyze register-data. The Centre has 33 employees, 15 of which are statisticians and 3 of which are data managers.

Description of the position
The post.doc will participate in study design and be responsible for extraction and merging of data from relevant registers, statistical analyses of data with concurrent documentation of the research process, and presentation and dissemination of results. The applicant will carry out and complete a variety of epidemiological studies based on register-data and genetic and biological data, as well as registers on environmental parameters within the above-mentioned scientific areas, together with relevant collaboration partners. Data on quality of drinking water from the national geodatabase Jupiter are key to this project and one of the main tasks for this postdoc will be to extract and quality assess data from Jupiter and prepare these data for use in epidemiological studies.

It is expected that the applicant will publish the research results in international scientific peer-reviewed journals and disseminate the results at Danish and international conferences and that the applicant will actively participate in collaboration with internal and external cooperation partners.

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