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A permanent position is available at the Department of Molecular MedicineInstitute of Basic Medical Sciences for an Associate Professor or a Full Professor in the subject area of anatomy.

The position is within the Division of Anatomy, which consists of 12 professors / associate professors. Current research areas at the Division include immunology and molecular-to-system level neuroscience using a variety of approaches, such as molecular/cell biology, microscopy imaging and neuroinformatics. More about the Division can be found here.

The (Associate) Professor to be hired is expected to conduct innovative research, secure external funding, participate in teaching duties and carry out administrative tasks. Further description of the position and evaluation procedure, can be found here. The successful applicant’s research expertise should synergize with ongoing research in the Department, be internationally competitive and promote international cooperation. S/he should have experience in teaching human anatomy, and motivation to contribute to improvement of the teaching curriculum. High ambitions and excellent quality of teaching and communication are expected.

The successful applicant will have a clear and ambitious yet realistic research plan and a strategy to acquire external funding. The plan should describe the research program to be established and how it will synergize with ongoing research in the Division and the Department.

As Associate professor, we wish to recruit a candidate in a rising career phase who has demonstrated a promising research trajectory, strong motivation and ability for anatomy teaching and potential for attracting independent external funding. Qualified candidates will have opportunity to apply for promotion to full professorship at a later stage.

As Full professor, we wish to recruit a well-established researcher who has extensive experience with anatomy teaching and has demonstrated excellent research, has attracted external funding, led several research projects and created an attractive research environment. Such candidates must fulfill the requirements for full professorship at the University of Oslo.

Qualification requirements
  • A PhD with a specialization in basic medical sciences
  • An MD degree in medicine, or substantial experience with academic human anatomy teaching
  • Research background in relevant basic medical sciences (human anatomy, immunology or neuroscience)
  • Formal experience as PhD student main supervisor or co-supervisor
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluent oral and written communication skills in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish, or a plan to attain this within 2 years (see formal regulations below) 
Assessment criteria
The basis of assessment of the applicants is academic qualifications including pedagogical, publishing and administrative skills. We will explicitly evaluate the following factors in the assessment of the applicants:
  • Track-record in relevant biomedical research and plans for carrying out excellent and internationally competitive research in a relevant basic medical science field (human anatomy, immunology or neuroscience)
  • Success in grant applications, and potential for acquisition of extramural funding
  • Documented ability, motivation, and plan to deliver excellent teaching of clinically relevant human anatomy from molecular to macroscopic level to medical students.
  • Ability to enthusiastically communicate complex scientific topics
  • Team-working skills and ability to create an attractive and internationally competitive research environment
We offer
  • A salary of NOK 694 400 – 768 500 per annum depending on qualifications in position as Associate professor (position code 1011)
  • A salary of NOK 864 100 – 996 600 per annum depending on qualifications in the position of Professor (position code 1013)
  • A professionally stimulating working environment
  • Good pension schemes
  • Attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s family-friendly environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities
  • The Associate Professor will have the opportunity to apply for promotion to a position as Professor at a later date
How to apply
The application must include:
  • A cover letter stating motivation for the position and summarizing scientific work and research interest
  • A CV, including a complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, past and current own funding, project coordination experience, and other relevant activities
  • PhD diploma and if applicable, MD diploma
  • A research plan (up to 3 pages) that includes a description on how your work will complement and synergize with research in the Division and the Department, and a strategy for obtaining external funding  
  • A complete list of publications
  • Among these, a short list of up to 5 publications that are particularly relevant for the position and for which you should briefly specify your contribution and impact of the findings.
  • A list of 3 references with name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number
Application with attachments must be submitted via our online recruitment system. Please note that all documentation must be in English or a Scandinavian language.

An interview will be part of the appointment process; it will consist of a trial lecture on a pre-assigned teaching subject, a research presentation and an interview per se.

Formal regulations

Please refer to the Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships at the University of Oslo, the Guide for Applicants and Members of the Assessment Committee and Rules for practicing the requirement for basic pedagogical competence at the University of Oslo.

Pursuant to section 25(2) of the Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public, even if the applicant has requested not to appear on the list of applicants.

The University of Oslo has a transfer agreement with all employees that is intended to secure the rights to all research results etc.

Inclusion and diversity are a strength. The University of Oslo has a personnel policy objective of achieving a balanced gender composition. We also want to have employees with diverse expertise, combinations of subjects, life experience and perspectives. We will make adjustments for employees who require this. 

If there are qualified applicants with special needs, gaps in their CVs or immigrant backgrounds, we will invite at least one applicant in each of these groups to an interview.


Head of Division, Professor Trygve Leergaard, t.b.leergaard@medisin.uio.no
Head of Department, Professor Philippe Collas, philippe.collas@medisin.uio.no
Universitetet i Oslo
Navn: Trygve Leergaard
Tittel: Head of Division
E-post: t.b.leergaard@medisin.uio.no
Navn: Philippe Collas
Tittel: Head of Department
E-post: philippe.collas@medisin.uio.no
Domus Medica
Sognsvannsveien 9
0372 OSLO
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