Oslo universitetssykehus HF

Oslo universitetssykehus HF,


Senior Consultant combined with Professor II/Associate Professor in Forensic medicine at Department of Laboratory Medicine/Institute of Clinical Medicine


Oslo universitetssykehus HF

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Tlf: 23075121
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Department of Laboratory Medicine/Institute of Clinical Medicine

Oslo University Hospital (OUH) is Norways largest hospital with over 20 000 employees and a budget of 20 billion NOK. It is a local hospital for parts of Oslo's population. It has a regional function for the inhabitants in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, and it also has a large number of national functions. The Hospital is responsible for the majority of medical research and education of health personnel in Norway.

The University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway's largest research and educational institution with 28 000 students and 7 000 employees. Professional breadth and internationally recognized research environments make UiO an important contributor to society. The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1814 and is Norway's oldest medical faculty. The Faculty works for progressive education, research and dissemination for the patients and societys best interests. It is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1 500 employees (about 1 000 work years) and about 2 000 students. 

A permanent position as Senior Consultant in Forensic pathology and Clinical forensic medicine is available at Department for Forensic Sciences, Division of Laboratory Medicine at Oslo University Hospital. The position is affiliated with a part time position as Professor II SKO 8013 /Associate Professor SKO 1011 (20 % position) in Medicine (Forensic Medicine) at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO). It is required that the position holder attends both positions.

Regarding the full-time clinical position at OUH:

Department of Forensic Sciences has important assignments within Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine, Forensic Genetics, Forensic Toxicology and Forensic Age assessment. The department has important case work assignments and conducts research  to be able to deliver scientific based biomedical knowledge of high international level to the court and the society. For more information (in Norwegian): https://oslo-universitetssykehus.no/fag-og-forskning/nasjonale-og-regionale-tjenester/rettsmedisinske-fag 

Section of Forensic Pathology and Clinical Forensic Medicine provides professional services for the police, prosecution authority and the court in the fields of forensic pathology, death scene investigation and different aspect of clinical forensic medicine.

The section has around 40 employees, including medical doctors, autopsy technicians, laboratory engineers, researchers, advisors/ consultants and an administrative staff. For more information (in Norwegian): https://oslo-universitetssykehus.no/fag-og-forskning/nasjonale-og-regionale-tjenester/rettsmedisinske-fag/rettspatologi-og-klinisk-rettsmedisin

Duties and responsibilities 

  • Research and project management in accordance with guidelines and action plans at Division of Forensic Sciences within the fields of forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine
  • Forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine case work. Some assignments may request expert witness testimony in court.  
  • Provide guidance and training of medical doctors specializing in the field
  • Teaching and administrative tasks Participation in the departments provision of emergency preparedness is expected


  • Norwegian authorization as medical doctor 
  • Experience related to forensic medicine in Norway or other Nordic countries
  • Considerable experience within forensic pathology and clinical forensic medicine case work (comparable to experience as independent medical expert witness) 
  • Specialist training within forensic medicine from another Nordic country is an advantage
  • Experience from other relevant subject areas as pathology, surgery, pediatrics, radiology, intensive care medicine and sexual assault center is an advantage

Personal qualities 

  • Strong language skills in Norwegian and English, both oral and written 
  • Applicant should have a strong research record, and finished his/her PhD 
  • High integrity and the ability to work systematic and efficiently in an interdisciplinary environment and in teams 
  • Ability to independently plan and implement case work and research
  • Ability to handle emotional stress due to case work as well as time periods of high working load 
  • Personal suitability for the position is heavily emphasized

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging working environment within research, scientific development, casework for the police, prosecuting authority and Courts 
  • High academic standards 
  • A favorable pension arrangement within PKH 
  • Advantageous welfare conditions 
  • Pay grade depending on qualifications 

Regarding the part-time academic position at UiO:

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


Applications for the academic part-time 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.odt
  • Description of  qualifications regarding administration, leadership, teaching and foreign language skills
  • Other relevant qualifications

Please scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 2 MB / file).

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/om/jobb/veiledninger/index.html

Enquiries about the application process related to the part-time position should be directed to Human Resources Advisor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Karoline Berg-Eriksen, phone: 22844680, karoline.berg-eriksen@medisin.uio.no.   

Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialised hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments and the provision of high quality services for the citizens of Oslo. The hospital also has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments and has several national centres of competence. The hospital is Scandinavia's largest and we each year carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and healthcare research conducted at Norwegian hospitals and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel. We are an emergency hospital for East and Southern Norway and have national emergency assignments. The hospital has a total budget of NOK 17 billion. More than 20,000 employees are engaged with activities at more than 40 different locations.
The University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and highest rated institution of research and education with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. Its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally esteemed research communities make UiO an important contributor to society. The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1814 and is the oldest medical faculty in Norway. The Faculty is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1,500 employees and about 2000 students. 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.

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