Akershus Universitetssykehus

Akershus Universitetssykehus,


Senior Consultant


Akershus Universitetssykehus

Sykehusveien 25
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Klinisk biokemi
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Position as Senior Consultant at the Department of Multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biochemistry, Akershus University Hospital, combined with Adjunct Professor/Associate Professor (20 % position) at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.

Department of Multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biochemistry Akershus universitetssykehus HF


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.


The Institute of Clinical Medicine has a vacant position as Adjunct Professor/Associate Professor of Medical Biochemistry. The part-time academic position (20 %) is combined with a full-time (100 %) senior consultant position at Akershus University Hospital, Department of Multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biochemistry.


Relating to the main position:

The Department of Multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biochemistry includes seven sections: Sections for (1) Sampling, (2) Sample Handling, (3) Clinical Chemistry, (4) Hematology, Coagulation and Flow Cytometry, (5) Immunology, (6) Gene Technology and (7) Medical Sciences, Research and Development. The department has a total of 140 employees and performs 6.4 million analyses per year. We offer a good working environment with a high academic level. The department is accredited in accordance with ISO / EN 15189.


The Department of Multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biochemistry is one of the country's largest departments for medical biochemistry. The department also performs analyses within other laboratory disciplines and is organized in a matrix structure where the medical specialists are responsible for analyses within their respective fields. In addition to a complete standard repertoire within medical biochemistry, the department offers a wide diagnostic repertoire of hemoglobinopathies. Our department is the only Norwegian laboratory performing biochemical diagnostics of dementia.


The department has four positions for senior consultant, one of which has university affiliation (professor II), two positions for residents specializing in medical biochemistry and five researchers. The department's research activity is increasing, and currently two of our consultants are enrolled in the PhD program at the University of Oslo.


We are seeking a senior consultant who also can hold a position as Professor II / Associate Professor (20%). All applicants must apply online.


This position was established with a specific aim to expand the research competence of the Department of Multidisciplinary Laboratory Medicine and Medical Biochemistry, and the successful applicant will have an important role in shaping the future research within medical biochemistry in the department. The research strategy of the Akershus University Hospital encourages integration of basic and clinical research.

40 % of the time may be used for research and teaching.






  • Authorization and medical license issued by the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

  • Certified qualifications in the specialty of Medical Biochemistry issued by the Norwegian Directorate of Health or equivalent competence in medical biochemistry.

  • Applicants who do not speak Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such skills within two years following their appointment and must be fluent in English in the interim period

  • Applicants should hold a strong record in research within medical biochemistry and should also have on-going research activity.

  • Experience and competence in translational research will be considered an advantage. 

    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 in all areas of medical biochemistry 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/   



Head of Department, Kariann Vangen Frøystein, telephone +47 95335980

Medical adviser, Gunnhild Kravdal, telephone +47 91364343


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


Head of Campus Ahus, professor Pål Gulbrandsen: +47 958 27 288


HR- Officer in charge Karoline Berg-Eriksen, Institute of Clinical Medicine (questions regarding the academic application)


Telephone: +47 228 44 680


Reference number: 2017/14099

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