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Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)
Blindern og Urbygningen (Foto: Wikimedia og Colourbox)

Adjunct Professor / Associate Professor of Medicine (Pathology)

Deadline: 26.01.2020

About the position

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Akershus University Hospital is the largest acute hospital in Norway, and local and area hospital for close to 10% of the Norwegian population. We have a fast growing research environment in the field of medicine and health sciences. Akershus University Hospital aims for our work force to reflect our values of multi-disciplinarity, diversity and equality. We therefore seek a balance in the age and gender profile of our staff, and we are particularly interested in recruiting people from ethnic minorities.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

The institute of Clinical Medicine has a vacant position as Adjunct Professor or Associate Professor (20%) of Medicine (Pathology) combined with a full-time Senior Consultant position at the Department of Pathology, Akershus University Hospital.

Applicants must hold an MD and have sufficient clinical experience to teach medical students broadly within the major fields of pathology. High ambitions and quality of teaching is expected.

Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised. Active collaboration, also interdisciplinary and internationally is expected.

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The Institute of Clinical Medicine has two vacant positions as Adjunct Professor (professor II)/Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) of Pathology. The part-time academic positions (20 %) are combined with full-time (100 %) senior consultant positions at Akershus University Hospital, Department of Pathology.

Relating the main position:

The Department of Pathology is organized under the Division of Diagnostics and Technology. The department receives samples from Akershus University Hospital, private practicing specialists and primary healthcare services in the area. The department has a large diagnostic caseload, particularly in gastrointestinal, breast, urogenital, gynecological pathology and cytology. Last year, the department reported approximately 36,000 biopsies, 40,000 cytology samples (including fine needle cytology), and performed approx. 280 autopsies, and was awarded regional assignment for HPV (human papillomavirus) testing.

The department has 13 senior consultants, including 2 adjunct professors and 1 associate professor, as well 5 residency/training positions. In addition, 1 senior consultant and 1 resident hold a PhD degree and combine a clinical work with research.

The department is known for being well organized, having a quick turnaround time and a friendly working environment. The department is accredited in acc. ISO EN 15189

The department offers good opportunities for professional development. In addition to the diagnostic workload, other activities include teaching, research and multidisciplinary work. The department is approved as a training institution in pathology for the entire specialization education. The department has a degree of subspecialisation and consultants participate in internal professional groups responsible for professional updating and interdisciplinary meetings.

The department works closely with other clinical departments at the hospital as well as the clinical molecular biology department (EpiGen). The department has a central role in medical education, primarily medical students and residents, but also regularly contributes to national and European meetings.

The candidate is expected to have extensive research experience in experimental and/or clinical pathology and be able to establish a research group in the department and build synergies with research in other departments. Experience and competence in clinical studies, and in translational research, would be considered an advantage. The ability to initiate translational research in collaboration with other clinical departments at the hospital will be emphasized. Within this role the employee will be expected to contribute to further scientific and professional development in the department, including initiation of doctoral projects.

By appointment, 40% of the working hours of university work are allocated.


  • Authorization and medical license issued by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
  • Certified qualifications in the specialty of Pathology issued by the Norwe-gian Directorate of Health.
  • Foreign applicants may apply, with the requirement that they obtain Norwegian medical authorisation and certification in the specialty of Pathology before joining the position.
  • Applicants who do not speak Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such skills within 24 month following their appointment and must be fluent in English in the interim period.
  • Applicants should hold a strong record in research within pathology and should also have on-going research activity.
  • Experience and competence in translational research will be considered an advantage.
  • Applicants must have good cooperative and communication skills

Regarding the part-time (20 %) academic position:

For complete job description with qualification requirements and basis of evaluation on the academic position, please see:


Interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment, plans for research and ambitions relating to the applicant's personal teaching practice will be emphasized. The successful applicant will participate in teaching of medical students in all areas of pathology at the University of Oslo. As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected. Applicants may also be required to give a trial lecture.

Application for the academic part-time position must include:

  • A cover letter and CV.
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Separate list of 10 most relevant publications to be evaluated specifically for the position (please submit in full text).
  • Overview of experience in supervising PhD candidates, including names of the candidates, period of supervision, information on institutions and dates for the presentation of the theses, as well as specific information regarding experience as main- or co-supervisor for each candidate.http://www.med.uio.no/om/jobb/veiledninger/form—-phd-candidate-supervision.pdf
  • Description of qualifications regarding administration, leadership, teaching and foreign language skills.
  • Other relevant qualifications.

We can offer

Please, scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 10 MB)See guidelines for designing the application, information for applicants, rules for ap-pointments to Associate/Adjunct Professorships as well as rules concerning pedagogical skills:


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Apply for position


  • Janne Pedersen (Head of Diagnostics and Technology), +47 95335871
  • Trygve Holmøy (Head of University Clinic, Professor), +47 91731968
  • Torbjørn Omland (Head of Campus Ahus, professor), +47 40107050
  • Tove Norvik (HR officer in carge, Institute of Clinical Medicine) - questions regarding the academic applications, +47 22850545