Universitetet i Oslo

Universitetet i Oslo,


Professor/ Associate Professor of Medicine (Paediatrics)


Universitetet i Oslo

Boks 1072 Blindern
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Job description

A position as Professor/ Associate Professor of Medicine (Paediatrics) is available at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The position is combined with a part-time (20 %) position as Senior Consultant at Oslo University Hospital within any of the clinical departments in the Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine.


The Department of Paediatric Research including laboratory facilities is localized at the Oslo University Hospital, Rikshospitalet. Researchers from the clinical research groups within the Division of Paediatric and Adolescent Medicine perform their laboratory experiments in the department. The research activities relate to a broad specter of diseases in newborns, children and adolescents, including general and specialized paediatrics, neonatology, paediatric neurology and habilitation and rare disorders. Research support for the Division is an important task for the Department of Paediatric Research, including a planned broad research biobank within paediatrics and a clinical research unit.


According to the regulations at the Faculty of Medicine, the person appointed will lead and initiate research, supervise researchers, participate in teaching students and research fellows and undertake duties in connection with examinations, as well as undertaking administrative tasks as required by the prevailing regulations.


For complete job description with qualification requirements and basis of evaluation for the position please see: https://www.med.uio.no/klinmed/om/jobb/stillingsbeskrivelser/2018-11783-stillingsbeskrivelse-pediatri-bar.pdf


Qualification requirements and personal skills


  • The successful applicant must have a strong research background in experimental and clinical/ translational paediatrics.

  • Applicants should hold an MD and have sufficient experience in clinical paediatrics to teach medical students broadly within the major fields of paediatrics.

  • High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communications is expected.

  • She or he should have the ability to build a research environment based on high scientific quality within an area of specific importance for the Division.

  • Applicants should have the ability to create an attractive and stimulating academic environment within the Department, be able to attract PhD students and postdocs, and have a keen ability to develop the discipline towards novel scientifically-based high standards in order to improve patient care.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasised. Active collaboration, also interdisciplinary and internationally is expected.



More information on assessment and weighting of qualifications is found at https://www.med.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/procedures/


We offer


  • A challenging and friendly working environment

  • Salary depending on qualificationsProfessor NOK 695 500- NOK 893 900 (Position Code SKO 1013)

  • Associate Professor NOK 576 100 NOK 682 200 (Position Code 1011)

  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement

  • Oslo offers fantastic opportunities for outdoors activities, and is ranked as one of the best cities to live in


Conditions including salary for the part-time consultant position will be negotiated separately.    


How to apply

Application for the position 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



Formal regulations

Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of three years.


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.


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

Professor and Head of Division Terje Rootwelt, e-mail: terje.rootwelt@medisin.uio.no, mob. +47 958 31 631


For questions regarding the online application form please contact HR Adviser Thoril Kristiansen, thoril.kristiansen@medisin.uio.no


About the University of Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norways 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.






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