2022/2023 University of Copenhagen Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship for International Students in Denmark

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The positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship is open to all interested international students at the University of Copenhagen. Current evidence of air pollution and Cardiovascular Diseases (CVD) is primarily based on studies of the incidence of different CVD outcomes (MI, IHD, atrial fibrillation, heart failure, strokes) based on studies in courses who were free of CVD (Miller et al. 2020). 

These studies are used to examine whether air pollution is a risk factor for CVD, and donate to the growth of CVD in healthy subjects, which makes it appropriate for the primary prevention of CVD (Miller et al. 2020).

Still, the evidence is light on the effects of air pollution on disease prognosis after the diagnosis of CVD. These studies examine whether long-term exposure to air pollution can lead to worsening of disease in CVD patients, like regular hospitalizations, or briefer survival after CVD diagnoses. 

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Another important aspect of these studies is to assess whether specific medications/therapy limit the risk related to air pollution. These are useful studies to assess the potential for cleaner air policies and, by extension, secondary prevention of CVDs. 

Most of the evidence of air pollution and health effects comes from Western Europe, in the US, and Canada, areas where air pollution levels are relatively low. 

Also, there is lack of data from underdeveloped countries, where air pollution levels are high, research infrastructure and allocation are poor, and air pollution epidemiology as a disciple is underdeveloped. 

The University of Copenhagen was established in 1479 in Denmark. It’s a public research university in Denmark, and the second-oldest university in Scandinavia after Uppsala University, and it’s rated as one of the top universities in the Nordic countries and Europe.

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Scholarship Worths:

Each shortlisted student for the positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship will be offered salary to complete their Ph.D. degree at the University of Copenhagen.

Requirements for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship

For applicants to be qualified for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship, they must meet all the following criteria:

  • Applicants must have knowledge of statistical programming skills in programming languages of R, SAS, and STATA, and geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Training in epidemiology
  • Applicants must have outstanding scientific writing skills
  • Applicants must be ambitious and have good interpersonal and teamwork skills.

How to Apply?

All interested and eligible applicants for Positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship should visit the University of Copenhagen (UCPH) on candidate.hr-manager.net to apply.

All applications for this scholarship must be submitted electronically by clicking the below ‘Apply Now’. The application must include the below documents in PDF format: 

  • A Motivated Letter of application (max. one page)
  • A Curriculum Vitae including education, experience, language skills, and other skills relevant to the position
  • An authorized copy of original Master of Science diploma and transcript of records in the original language, as well as an authorized English translation if issued in other languages than English or Danish. If not completed, a certified/signed copy of a recent transcript of records or a written statement from the institution or supervisor is accepted. As a requirement for a Ph.D. fellowship employment, applicant’s Master’s degree must be equal to a Danish Master’s degree. We advise you to read more in the assessment database: https://ufm.dk/en/education/recognition-and-transparency/find-assessments/assessment-database. Applicants might be asked to get an assessment of their education performed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Science
  • Present publications list (if possible)

The University of Copenhagen is interested in reflecting the differences of society and urge all eligible applicants to apply irrespective of personal background.

Conclusion

All shortlisted students for the positions in Environmental Epidemiology Scholarship will be offered salary to complete their Ph.D. degree at the University of Copenhagen. 

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