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 hospital’s 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.
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:
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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/