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

Associate Professor of Medicine (Molecular Medicine)

Deadline 26.12.2018

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.

Flere stillinger fra Universitetet i Oslo

A permanent position is available at the at the Department of Clinical Molecular Biology (EpiGen), Institute of Clinical Medicine University of Oslo for an Associate Professor of Medicine in the subject area of Molecular Medicine.

The Department of Clinical Molecular Biology, Division of Internal Medicine and Laboratory Medicine 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 integrate high- quality basic and clinical research at the international research front. 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.

Qualification requirements

The candidate should have a research profile that will strengthen the Department's research within molecular mechanisms of the most common diseases, including age-related diseases. Potential for synergies between ongoing research in the Departments and between basic, translational and clinical research in the Hospital is a requirement. Hence, the candidate should demonstrate strong networking skills and ability to initiate international collaborations between basic and clinical scientists. Candidates with demonstrated track record of human disease modeling e.g. using animal models and state-of-the art primary cell culture techniques (including iPSC, organiod systems) are an advantage. The successful applicant will have a plan for development of her/his research in such a way that the potential exploit the opportunities for translational research inherent in the large, unselected patient base at Akershus University Hospital is evident.

The candidate should be ambitious and show a track record of high quality of research publications in peer-reviewed international journals. A demonstrated ability to acquire competitive research funding is a requirement. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised. Applicants should hold an MD or have an educational background from natural sciences. The required qualification for an associate professorship is a doctoral degree in the academic field concerned or equivalent expertise, and relevant research experience. High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communications is expected.

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


As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected, and the applicants will normally be required to give a trial lecture.

Special requirements

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.

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,


  • 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/Adjunct Professorships as well as rules concerning pedagogical skills:


We offer

  • Salary depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011). 

A stimulating academic/scientific working environment
  • Favorable pension arrangements (Statens Pensjonskasse) 

  • Advantageous welfare conditions 

More information can be found here:


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 two-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.

Contact information

  • Head of department, Professor Hilde Nilsen E-mail: [email protected] Telephone: +47 93246618
  • Head of Division, Professor Trygve Holmøy e-mail [email protected], Telephone: +47 91731968
  • Human Resources Adviser Heidi Falch Ecklund (only inquiries regarding the application form) Telephone: +47 22859227

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