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The Institute of Clinical Medicine has two vacant positions as Adjunct Professor (professor II)/Associate Professor (førsteamanuensis) of Pathology. The part-time academic positions (20 %) are combined with full-time (100 %) senior consultant positions at Akershus University Hospital, Department of Pathology.

Relating the main position:
The Department of Pathology is organized under the Division of Diagnostics and Technology. The department receives samples from Akershus University Hospital, private practicing specialists and primary healthcare services in the area. The department has a large diagnostic caseload, particularly in gastrointestinal, breast, urogenital, gynecological pathology and cytology. Last year, the department reported approximately 36,000 biopsies, 40,000 cytology samples (including fine needle cytology), and performed approx. 280 autopsies, and was awarded regional assignment for HPV (human papillomavirus) testing.
The department has 13 senior consultants, including 2 adjunct professors and 1 associate professor, as well 5 residency/training positions. In addition, 1 senior consultant and 1 resident hold a PhD degree and combine a clinical work with research.

The department is known for being well organized, having a quick turnaround time and a friendly working environment. The department is accredited in acc. ISO EN 15189

The department offers good opportunities for professional development. In addition to the diagnostic workload, other activities include teaching, research and multidisciplinary work. The department is approved as a training institution in pathology for the entire specialization education. The department has a degree of subspecialisation and consultants participate in internal professional groups responsible for professional updating and interdisciplinary meetings.

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, but also regularly contributes to national and European meetings.  

The candidate is expected to have extensive research experience in experimental and/or clinical pathology 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 Pathology issued by the Norwe-gian Directorate of Health.
  • Foreign applicants may apply, with the requirement that they obtain Norwegian medical authorisation and certification in the specialty of Pathology before joining the position.
  • Applicants who do not speak Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such skills within 24 month following their appointment and must be fluent in English in the interim period.
  • Applicants should hold a strong record in research within pathology and should also have on-going research activity.
  • Experience and competence in translational research will be considered an advantage. 
  • 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 in all areas of pathology 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.

We can offer
Please, scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 10 MB)
See guidelines for designing the application, information for applicants, rules for ap-pointments to Associate/Adjunct Professorships as well as rules concerning pedagogical skills: http://www.med.uio.no/english/about/vacancies/procedures/ 
Akershus universitetssykehus
Navn: Trygve Holmøy
Tittel: Head of University Clinic, Professor
Telefon: +47 91731968
Navn: Torbjørn Omland
Tittel: Head of Campus Ahus, professor
Telefon: +47 40107050
Navn: Tove Norvik
Tittel: HR officer in carge, Institute of Clinical Medicine (questions regarding the academic applications)
Telefon: +47 22850545
Navn: Janne Pedersen
Tittel: Head of Diagnostics and Technology
Telefon: +47 95335871
Department of Pathology, Akershus University Hospital HF and The Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo
Sykehusveien 25
1474 Nordbyhagen