PhD fellowships at Medical Museion, University of Copenhagen

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
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.