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Professor or Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine

Deadline: 21.09.2020

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.

Job description

The Institute of Clinical Medicine has a vacant position as Professor or Associate Professor of Molecular Medicine at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Medicine and LaboratorySciences, Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, Campus Akershus University Hospital. The professorship (100%) may be combined with a part-time (20 %) position at Division of Medicineat Akershus University Hospital.

The Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, Division of Medicine and Laboratory Sciences at Akershus University Hospital, is a joint research facility between Akershus University Hospital and the University of Oslo, Faculty of Medicine.

The goal of the Department is to perform research at the international research front that integrates high- quality basic and clinical/translational research. The Department has modern, well-equipped research laboratories for basic research, as.well as for clinical molecular biology.

Research in the Department is focused on areas of molecular medicine pertaining to the major age-related diseases, which is reflected in the strategic focus on healthy aging at Akershus University Hospital.

Qualifications and personal skills

The successful candidate should

  • Hold an MD or have educational background from molecular biological sciences
  • Hold a PhD or equivalent qualification in molecular biological sciences molecular mechanisms of the most common diseases
  • Have a research profile that will strengthen the Department's research within molecular mechanisms of the most common diseases
  • Be able to develop synergies between ongoing research in the Departments and between basic, translational and clinical research in the Hospital
  • Have a track-record for attracting competitive funding
  • Demonstrate strong networking skills and ability to initiate international collaborations that has an overall ambition to benefit patients
  • Candidates with documented track record of human disease modelling using interdisciplinary approaches and state-of-the art primary cell culture techniques (including iPSC, organoid systems) in combination with bioinformatics, or computational approaches will be given a priority.

High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communications are expected. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised. Active collaboration, also interdisciplinary and internationally is expected.

The successful applicant will have a plan for development of her/his research in a way that exploit the opportunities for translational research inherent in the large, unselected patient base at Akershus University Hospital.

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

Special requirement

Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment, and must be competent in English in the interim period.

We offer

  • Pay grade depending on qualifications : Professor: Pay Grade 79-86 NOK 789 200 -963 200 per annum; Associate Professor: 74- 80 NOK 691 400– 813 400 per annum
  • A stimulating academic/scientific working environment
  • Favorable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse)
  • Advantageous welfare conditions

More information can be found here: https://www.uio.no/english/for-employees/employment/

The Associate Professor will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to a position as Professor at a later date.

How to apply

The application must include:

  • Cover letter and CV
  • Complete list of publications
  • Separate list of 10 most relevant publications to be evaluated specifically for the position (please send these publications attached in full text versions).
  • 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, https://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

See guidelines for designing the application, information for applicants, rules for appointments to Associate/Professorships as well as rules concerning pedagogical skills: https://www.med.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/procedures/

As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected, and the applicants will normally be required to give a trial lecture.The entire breadth of qualifications will be assessed in ranking competent applicants.

Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition and to recruit people with an immigrant background. Alternatively: Women are encouraged to apply.

In addition, the University of Oslo aims for its employees to reflect the diversity of the population to the greatest degree possible. We therefore encourage qualified applicants with disabilities or gaps in their CV to apply for the position. The University of Oslo will adapt the workplace to suit employees with disabilities. Applicants who indicate that they have disabilities or gaps in their CV are made aware that this information may be used for statistical purposes.

Contact information

  • Head of department, professor Hilde Nilsen e-mail: [email protected] , telephone: +47 93246618
  • Head of Clinic, professor Trygve Holmøy e-mail: [email protected] , telephone: +47 91731968
  • HR advisor Svetlana Trofimova (only inquiries regarding the application form) , e-mail: [email protected]

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