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Research assistant (2 year position) for research project 1009333

A 2-year position as research assistant is available immediately at Section of Sport Science, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark. The position is full-time and covers 37 hours per week.

Research area and project description

This research assistantposition will be part of a research team working within the field of clinical exercise
physiology, where special focus is on investigations of physical functioning and the effects of exercise therapy in patients with neurological conditions. A particular focus is on patients with multiple sclerosis, but other conditions such as Parkinson Disease, Stroke, Myasthenia Gravis and Diabetic Neuropathy are also being investigated.

The research assistant will predominantly be working on a specific research project funded by the Canadian Multiple Sclerosis Society. The project is entitled Improving cognition in people with Progressive Multiple Sclerosis: A Multi-Arm, Randomized, Blinded, Sham-Controlled Trial of Cognitive Rehabilitation and Aerobic Exercise. The aim of this project is to evaluate a multidisciplinary and multi-modal approach to rehabilitation in people with progressive multiple sclerosis. Cognitive rehabilitation and aerobic exercise will be evaluated individually and in combinations to address cognitive dysfunction as the primary outcome variable.

Qualifications and specific competences

We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated research assistantto assist during the execution of this international multicenter research project. The candidate will be responsible for patient enrollment and execution of both a cognitive intervention and an aerobic training intervention all done in collaboration with the responsible senior researcher. It is important that the research assistantis familiar with clinical exercise physiology and preferably have some experience on how to logistically organize (neurological) patients into studies as well as have some experience on how to deliver exercise interventions in clinical conditions.

The candidate for the research assistant position must

at time of the employment date hold a master degree (or has submitted his/her master thesis) in sport science
have fundamental knowledge about clinical exercise physiology

Further information can be requested from associate professor Ulrik Dalgas by e-mail (please note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - please see
section on application below).

Place of employment and place of work

The place of employment is at Aarhus University (AU), Section of Sport Science, Department of Public Health, Dalgas Avenue 4, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.

Required qualifications

Appointment as a research assistant requires academic qualifications at Master's degree level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).
  • Application

    Applications must be accompanied by a CV and diploma. A teaching portfolio as well as a list of publications can be uploaded (if relevant for the position). Template for applicant - other scientific positions must be completed and uploaded under Other information to consider.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the faculty's Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus University's Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its statement. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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