3 November 2021
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Student assistant (AC-bachelor) for the research project LINKS at Department of Public Health, Global Health Section and the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE), 10 hours per week

The Department of Public Health fulfils its mission to provide the scientific foundation for efforts to improve public health, both nationally and globally, and to create greater insight into the links between health, the individual and society as well as the ethical, equity and political implications. This is achieved through research, education and engagement with stakeholders and the public at large with a wide-ranging multidisciplinary research agenda covering most aspects of public health at a high international level. 

The Global Health Section and the Copenhagen Center for Disaster Research (COPE) are looking for a student assistant to be part of our interdisciplinary team of researchers on the LINKS project. The position is for 18 months.

The student will work on the research project LINKS ”Strengthening links between technology and society for European disaster resilience (LINKS)”.  It looks at how social media and crowdsourcing (SMCS) have been integrated into disaster risk management for improved information gathering and collaboration across European communities. The effectiveness of SMCS on European disaster resilience, however, remains unclear. From this point of departure, the LINKS project explores the use and effects of SMCS across five practitioner-driven European cases, representing different disaster scenarios.

In the Danish team, we are responsible for investigating governance aspects of SMCS application in disaster management processes. We work closely with University College Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Municipality and the Greater Copenhagen Fire Department and have a focus on climate change adaptation efforts related to flooding in the greater Copenhagen area.

 The student assistant will support tasks related to the project, including:

  • Assisting with data analysis and data presentation (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Assisting with drafting inputs for project deliverables and publications
  • Assisting in planning and executing project meetings, workshops and seminars
  • Support the project leaders with some administrative tasks
  • Assisting with social media inputs


  • Interest in climate change adaptation and/or disaster risk reduction
  • Interest in supporting research
  • Fluency in written and oral English
  • Analytical skills
  • Have completed course(s) on social science methods (both qualitative and quantitative)
  • Have completed your bachelor degree and have at least 12-18 months left of your masters studies
  • Be a good team worker and be able to relate to a diverse range of people in an international and interdisciplinary work environment

Terms of salary and employment

The employment and salary is made in accordance with the Circular on the Collective Agreement concerning academics in the state sector concluded between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Further questions

Any questions about the position should be addressed to associate professor Emmanuel Raju, eraju@sund.ku.dk

Your application

If you find the job interesting, please send an electronic application with attachment via Jobportalen (click on the link "Apply Now" at the bottom of the post) no later than 15 November 2021.

The University of Copenhagen seeks to reflect society and encourages applications irrespective of personal background. We encourage students from different disciplines such as public health, global development, political science, anthropology, sociology to apply.

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Emmanuel Raju


Application deadline: 15-11-2021
Date of employment: 01-02-2022
Department / place: Department of Public Health