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Associate Professor of Medicine (Anatomy)

Deadline 14.01.2019

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 sciencesfor the programmes of professional study in medicine and the Master's programme in clinical nutrition. The Institute has more than 320 employees and is located in Domus Medica.

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A permanent position is available at the Department of Molecular Medicine for an Associate Professor of Medicine in the subject area of Anatomy.

The Department consists of 28 research groups across three divisions (Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology) and brings together wide expertise aiming to understand key biological and pathological processes from cellular to systems levels. The position is linked to the Division of Anatomy, which consists of nine research groups working on a broad range of topics related to immunology and neuroscience using research techniques ranging from molecular biology and transgenic animal models to functional imaging and computer modelling. More on research in the Department and Division of Anatomy can be found here:


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 carry out administrative duties in accordance with the needs of the Department of Molecular Medicine. The Division of Anatomy is responsible for teaching all aspects of human anatomy to students in the professional training programs of medicine (majority), nutrition and dentistry, and to students in the PhD and medical research training programs at the Faculty of Medicine. Teaching consists of formal lectures, tuition of learning groups, and practical courses. The latter comprises both histology (microscopy) and macroscopic anatomy (dissection of human bodies and clinical anatomical examination of live models). Candidates must therefore document in their application, and demonstrate during the evaluation process, that they are both qualified and motivated to engage in teaching of all of these student groups.

For further description of the position: link.

Qualification requirements

  • PhD or equivalent academic qualifications with a specialization in biomedical science
  • Strong research background in basic medical sciences.
  • An MD degree is clearly preferable because of the teaching obligations, but other candidates who can convincingly demonstrate ability and motivation to teach clinically relevant anatomy from the molecular to the macroscopic level will be considered. MDs will be encouraged to continue clinical work in an adjunct position.
  • Documented pedagogical skills.
  • Large potential for acquisition of external funding.
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English and a Scandinavian language.

The following qualifications will count in the assessment of the applicants:

For this call, we are particularly interested in recruiting candidates at an early phase of their career and who have already demonstrated a promising research trajectory. Candidates must fulfil the qualifications criteria. The successful applicant will have a clear plan for his/her research and for acquiring external funding. High quality of research and publishing in peer-reviewed international journals are expected. The plan must include a description on how research will complement and synergize with ongoing research (methodologically or thematically) in the Division and the Department.

Personal skills

  • Ability to create an attractive and internationally competitive research environment
  • Ability to enthusiastically communicate complex scientific topics to the above mentioned student groups as well as to colleagues and laymen.

We offer

  • salary NOK 586 500 – 713 600 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • a professionally stimulating working environment
  • the opportunity to establish a dynamic and innovative research group with potential to recruit high calibre students and postdoctoral fellows
  • 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

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
  • A portfolio of academic work (up to 10 publications) that is particularly relevant for the position. The candidate should briefly specify his/her contribution to these publications and the impact of the findings
  • A summary of the candidate’s research profile with respect to strategic plans and existing research in the Department. The successful applicant will have a clear research plan and outline a plan for acquiring external funding.
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of 3 reference persons including 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. 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 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 and 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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