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Associate Professor of Medicine (Physiology)

Deadline: 02.02.2020

Job description

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 Basic Medical Sciences overall objective is to promote basic medical knowledge in order to understand normal processes, provide insight into mechanisms that cause illness, and promote good health. The Institute is responsible for teaching in basic medical sciences for the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 300 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

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A permanent position is available at the Department of Molecular Medicine, Institute of Basic Medical Sciences for an Associate Professor in the subject area of physiology.

The Division of Physiology has strong traditions within neuroscience and circulatory physiology, with a prominent international profile. Currently, the Division consists of ten professors/associate professors, permanently employed technicians and a large number of postdoctoral fellows, PhD students, Master's students and medical students in the medical research training program. The Division uses research techniques ranging from molecular biology and transgenic animal models to functional imaging and computer modelling, to investigate physiological processes from cellular to systems levels. The Division has its own core facilities for histology, cell culture and molecular biology, and has access to other core facilities at the Institute of Basic Medical Sciences. The Division runs multiple two-photon microscopes, some of which are part of a University core facility and classified as national infrastructure. Current research activities encompass topics related to the nervous system, the cardiovascular system, and functional interactions between these.

We wish to recruit a candidate with a research focus in physiology that synergizes with the Division´s ongoing research, and in particular research in systems physiology. Applicants are expected to have a strong background in physiological research. The successful applicant will be able to establish a dynamic and innovative research group with potential to recruit high caliber students and postdocs.

The successful candidate is expected to initiate and lead research, supervise PhD candidates, participate in teaching and in exam setting and assessment at all levels, and to carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Division of Physiology.

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Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in physiology
  • A strong background in physiological research
  • A degree in medicine (MD or equivalent) will be considered positively
  • Documented pedagogical skills
  • Potential for project acquisition and project management
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:We aim to recruit a candidate at an early phase of his/her career and who has already demonstrated a promising research trajectory. Candidates must fulfil the qualification criteria. The successful applicant will have a clear plan for his/her research and for acquiring external funding. The plan must include a description on how research will complement and synergize with ongoing research in the Division and the Department. High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communication are expected.

Personal skills

  • Ability to create an attractive and internationally competitive research environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills

We offer

  • salary NOK 667 200 - 723 200 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • the opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage only pertains to employment as Associate Professor

How to apply

The application must include:

  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • a complete list of publications
  • academic works (up to 10 publications) that are particularly relevant for the position. The candidate should briefly specify his/her contribution to these publications and the impact of the findings
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)

The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed.

Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lectures on research and teaching subjects.

Formal regulations

The successful candidate who at the time of appointment cannot document basic teaching qualifications will be required to obtain such qualifications within a three-year period.

The successful candidate must demonstrate mastery of both English and one of the Scandinavian languages as working languages. If an appointee is not fluent in a Scandinavian language, the appointee will be expected within a two-year period to learn sufficient Norwegian to be able to participate actively in all functions the position may involve.

Please see the rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships and Rules for the assessment and weighting of pedagogical competence.

According to the Norwegian Freedom of Information Act (Offentleglova) information about the applicant may be included in the public applicant list, also in cases where the applicant has requested non-disclosure.

The University of Oslo has an agreement for all employees, aiming to secure rights to research results etc.

The University of Oslo aims to achieve a balanced gender composition in the workforce and to recruit people with ethnic minority backgrounds.


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