Akershus University Hospital HF

Akershus University Hospital HF,


Senior Consultant at the Department of Microbiology and Infection Control combined with Adjunct professor/Associate Professor (20 % position) at the Institute of Clinical Medicine


Akershus University Hospital HF

Sykehusveien 25
Praktisk information
Klinisk mikrobiologi
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Akershus University Hospital HF and University of Oslo

Relating the main position:

The Department of Microbiology and Infection Control is organized under the Division of Diagnostics and Technology. It receives diagnostic microbiological samples from Akershus University Hospital, private practicing specialists and primary healthcare services in the Oslo and Viken area. The department has a large diagnostic caseload, and holds the national reference laboratory for HPV (human papillomavirus).
The department has eight senior consultants, including one associate professor of microbiology and one of infection control, as well as three residency/training positions. In addition, the Section of Research and Development includes three researchers and three PhD students.
The Infection Control Section consists of two senior consultants, seven infection control nurses and one councillor.  The section is responsible for maintaining the hospitals infection control program, and for activities supporting antibiotic stewardship, infection prevention and surveillance in all the four hospitals in the Akershus University Hospital Trust. Teaching and training hospital staff and staff from the surrounding municipality is also part of our duties, as well as providing daily counselling services and handling outbreaks and contact tracing when needed. There is a close collaboration between the infection control staff, the microbiological routine laboratory and the Research and Development Section. This allows us access to a variety of microbiological genotyping methods including advanced next generation sequencing services frequently used in outbreak investigations.

The department is well organized, and has a friendly working environment. The laboratory is accredited in acc. ISO EN 15189. We offer good opportunities for professional development and multidisciplinary work. The department is approved as a training institution in medical microbiology for the entire specialization education, and takes pride in including thorough infection control training for all our residents.
The department works closely with other clinical departments at the hospital as well as the clinical molecular biology department (EpiGen). The department has a central role in medical education, primarily medical students and residents.
The candidate is expected to have extensive research experience in infection control, medical microbiology and/or infectious diseases, and be able to establish a research group in the department and build synergies with research in other departments. Experience and competence in clinical studies, and in translational research, would be
considered an advantage. The ability to initiate translational research in collaboration with other clinical departments at the hospital will be emphasized. Within this role the employee will be expected to contribute to further scientific and professional development in the department, including initiation of doctoral projects.
By appointment, 40% of the working hours of university work are allocated. 

  • Authorization and medical license issued by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
  • Certified qualifications in the specialty of either Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases or Public Health  issued by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
  • Foreign applicants may apply, with the requirement that they obtain Norwegian medical authorisation and certification in the specialty of either Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases or Public Health before joining the position.
  • Applicants who do not speak Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such skills within 24 months following their appointment and must be fluent in English in the interim period.
  • Applicants should hold a strong record in research within Infection Control and should also have on-going research activity.
  • Experience and competence in translational research will be considered an advantage.
  • Good relationship with leading research groups through national and international networks.
  • Applicants must have good cooperative and communication skills.
Regarding the part-time (20 %) academic position:

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

Interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment, plans for research and ambitions relating to the applicant's personal teaching practice will be emphasized. The successful applicant will participate in teaching of medical students at the University of Oslo. As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected. Applicants may also be required to give a trial lecture.
Application for the academic part-time position must include:

  • A cover letter and CV. 
  • Complete list of publications.
  • Separate list of 10 most relevant publications to be evaluated specifically for the position (please submit in full text). 
  • 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.

Please, scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 10 MB) 

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

HR- Officer in charge Maren Retterstøl Olaisen, Institute of Clinical Medicine (questions regarding the academic application) : +47 228 50 545

Sykehusveien 25, 1474 Nordbyhagen                

Trygve Holmøy
Head of University Clinic, professor
+47 917 31 968

Truls Michael Leegaard
Associate professor
+47 906 46 265                        

Janne Pedersen
Head of Division of Diagnostics and Technology
+47 953 35 871

Torbjørn Omland
Head of Campus Ahus, professor
+47 401 07 050

Akershus University Hospital is the largest acute hospital in Norway, and local and area hospital for close to 10% of the Norwegian population. We have a fast growing research environment in the field of medicine and health sciences. Akershus University Hospital aims for our work force to reflect our values of multi-disciplinarity, diversity and equality. We therefore seek a balance in the age and gender profile of our staff, and we are particularly interested in recruiting people from ethnic minorities.

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