Oslo universitetssykehus HF

Oslo universitetssykehus HF,


Head of Section for Experimental Cancer Treatment and Research Support, Division of Cancer Medicin, Department of Oncology


Oslo universitetssykehus HF

Kirkeveien 166
Tlf: +47 915 02770
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Head of Section - Oslo universitetssykehus HF


Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialized hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments. As Scandinavias largest hospital, we carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments each year. The hospital has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments, and has several national centers of competence. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and health care research conducted at Norwegian hospitals, and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel.


Oslo University Hospital is accredited as Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) by the Organization of European Cancer Institutes (OECI). A separate cancer board has been established to ensure the quality and coordination of the treatment and research services for cancer patients, across the hospital's clinics and in collaboration with the Cancer Registry, University of Oslo and Institute for Cancer Research.


The Department of Oncology has a regional responsibility for cancer care in the South-East Health Region. This responsibility includes clinical activities, education / training, research and professional development. The department also has national and local hospital responsibilities in oncology and palliative care.


The department aims to contribute to research, professional development and teaching at a high international level. Clinical research is prioritized, including participation in clinical trials.


The Department of Oncology has operations at three sites; Ullevål Hospital, the Radiumhospital and Aker Hospital. The department has sections for outpatient clinics (with day care units), radiation therapy, inpatient wards, palliative care, breast and endocrine surgery, early cancer clinical trials and research support, late effects of cancer, cell therapy, research and office services. The department has sections for physicians; eight oncology sections and one section for physicians in specialist education (LiS). The Department has activities at multiple sites.


Head of Section of Early Cancer Clinical Trials and Research Support

The Section of Early Cancer Clinical Trials and Research Support contributes to an appropriate infrastructure for clinical research at the Department Oncology. The section consists of three units, the Early Clinical Trial Unit, the Unit for the Research Nurses and the Clinical Trial Office with leaders reporting to the Section Head.


The main task for the Head of the Section is to facilitate clinical studies in collaboration with researchers in the department. The Head of Section will also contribute to research collaboration with other departments in the Division of Cancer Medicine and other clinics at Oslo University Hospital. The leader will facilitate the performance of early phase studies at the Early Clinical Trial Unit and will cooperate with the other clinical sections to make the department attractive for the completion of phase II and phase III studies. To benefit from the advantage of the CCC structure, it is important to cooperate closely with the Cancer Research Institute to link laboratory projects to clinical trials.


Good leadership skills and practical experience in management within the specialist health care service are essential. Formal leadership training will also be emphasized. The Head of  Section is part of the Department's management team and reports to the Head of Department. The Head of Section will participate in and take joint responsibility for the department's overall academic and operational challenges, including financial performance, and actively contribute to the adoption of agreed overall goals and strategies.


The job holder is responsible for the ongoing functions and tasks that can naturally be linked to his / her area of responsibility. Managerial requirements for Oslo University Hospital apply.


A professorship will be announced in Clinical Oncology. The professorship can also be applied for by competent physicians who have a permanent position as senior consultant at the Department of Oncology. Please see separate announcement.


It is noted that the responsibilities and tasks of the position, as well as geographical location, may change as a result of changes at Oslo University Hospital



  • Responsibility for the clinical day to day operation, budget, personnel and results for the entire activity of the section, including responsibility for the section's planned activity level and implementation of measures for achievement of goals


  • Responsibility for the quality of the patient care in the Section, and ensure that necessary work related to patient safety, quality and work for improvement are carried out


  • Participate in clinical work at the Section


  • Develop, in cooperation with Head of Department, an appropriate organization of the section for the fulfillment of performance requirements, including ensuring formal interdisciplinary cooperation between medicine, nursing care and other professions


  • Ensure that the Section's personnel possess the necessary level of competence through active professional development


  • Motivate employees to achieve good academic results and create a good working environment


  • Perform ongoing tasks to monitor the performance and report to the Head of  Department in accordance with the defined results and management requirements for the clinic


  • Contribute to maintain cooperative relations between employer and employee organizations as well as the local service


  • Responsibility for systematic HSE work


The proportion of time used for Section manager tasks will be agreed with the Head of Department



  • Knowledge of the sections responsibilities


  • Good understanding of operational challenges related to this


  • Leadership, formal management training will be emphasized


  • Norwegian specialist approval in oncology


  • Clinical experience with medical cancer therapy and radiation therapy


  • Broad experience in planning, implementation, analysis and publication of phase I to phase III clinical trials and epidemiological studies


  • Scientific competence minimum at PhD level is required


  • Supervisor Expertise


  • Master Norwegian written and oral


  • Teaching competence at university level


  • Good cooperative skills as a manager and colleague



Education Direction

  • Medicine


Level of education

  • College / University, Doctorate


Personal characteristics

  • Structured, systematic and process oriented


  • Documentable implementation capability


  • Comprehension of broad contexts


  • Prerequisites for being acknowledged as a unifying leader


  • Ability to engage, motivate and develop the skills of others


  • Good verbal and writing capabilities


Department of Oncology offers

  • High academic level


  • A workplace that is an inclusive workplace (IA) business


  • Professional and personal development


Deadline for application:



Ref. nr.: 3826802003

Start date: 01/09/2018

Contact info: Stein Kaasa, Head of Department of Oncology, professor, 00 47 918 97 001

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