PhD stipend at SMI

PhD Student

January 31, 2017

At the Faculty of Medicine, Department of Health Science and Technology, SMI a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme "Biomedical Science and Engineering". The stipend is open for appointment from 1 July 2017 or soon hereafter.  


Department of Health Science and Technology carries out multidisciplinary research, teaching and dissemination within biomedical engineering, sports science and medicine. The department has more than 250 employees and is responsible for more than 1200 students. More than 160 PhD students are enrolled in the doctoral school affiliated to the department. The researchers are organized in a number of research groups and centres, and the department has at its disposal laboratory and clean room facilities for 3D movement analysis, respiratory and circulatory examinations, sensory and motor functions analysis, cell growth, molecular biology, brain analysis, etc. All study programmes at Aalborg University involve problem-based learning, organized around cases and projects. For more, see:

 As The Faculty of Medicine wishes PhD positions to enable careers both within and outside the university, the vacant positions are created in such a way that the competences achieved in the position will qualify for both a research career and a career in the commercial and/or public sector. At least a year before the position expires, you will be offered an interview to clarify your future career.  

Translational research in neuroscience and engineering is the primary focus of SMI. The aim is to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic methods in the areas of pain, motor control, sports sciences, and rehabilitation. The stipend is available within the research interest groups (RIG) Pain and Motor Systems Plasticity. This group performs studies on the pain system plasticity and interactions with the motor system. The research area is multidisciplinary, with development of technologies for assessing advanced human pain mechanisms to understand the pain sensitization and plasticity processes. The research area is multidisciplinary, based on a translational strategy from basic experimental knowledge (pain models, modulation inhibition/facilitation), through clinical models (e.g. osteoarthritis, myofascial pain, low back pain, work-related myalgia) to clinical screening (drug screening) and treatment. See

The successful candidate for a SMI PhD Stipend holds a Master Degree in Biomedical Engineering, Sports Science, Sports Technology, Clinical Science and Technology, Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiotherapy, Medicine or equivalent. A high proficiency level in oral and written English is required. 

You may obtain further information from Professor Thomas Graven-Nielsen, phone: +45 9940 9832, email: concerning the scientific aspects of the stipends.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Medicine, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation. The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact Ms. Bettina Wedde, The Faculty of Medicine, email:, phone: +45 9940 9909. The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School in Medicine, Biomedical Science and Technology:

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of March 26, 2012 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance current Circular on the employment structure at Danish Universities.     






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