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The vacant position is a Senior Consultant (50 % position) at the Department of Cardiology, Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Diseases, Oslo University Hospital. The senior consultant position is combined with a 50 % position as professor of Medicine (Cardiology), or associate professorship (depending on academic qualifications), at The Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo.

The Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine is composed of several departments. These include Institute for Experimental Medical Research, Institute for Surgical Research, Department of Vascular Diseases, Department of Cardiology, Department of Respiratory Medicine, Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Department of Logistics and Outpatient Services. The departments are located at three different locations of Oslo University Hospital (Rikshospitalet, Aker Hospital and Ullevål Hospital). All three locations have extensive research facilities. Teaching of medical students takes place at all three hospital locations. The departments conduct research in several major fields within cardiovascular and pulmonary medicine, and include several internationally leading research groups.

Regarding the clinical position at OUS
The Department of Cardiology at Oslo University Hospital (OUH), Rikshospitalet provides treatment for adult patients with chronic and acute heart diseases. Patients are referred to the department from various other medical institutions.

The department is one of the largest and most comprehensive heart practices in the Nordic countries. The department has special competence in advanced diagnostics and treatment in heart failure, heart valve diseases, ischemic heart disease, heart rhythm disorders, cardiomyopathies, genetic heart diseases and congenital heart disease in adults. We are more than 50 specialized experts. The department has regional responsibility for the examination and treatment of heart diseases in South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority and national responsibility in heart transplants, pregnant with heart diseases and pulmonary hypertension.

The department performs approximately 4000 PCIs annually, and more than 700 TAVI (on two locations), 15000 echocardiograms and 1600 ablations. We have 13 laboratories for interventions, ablations, implantable devices and biopsies. We have one ordinary ward and one CCU.

Many colleagues are affiliated in research groups, with several ph.d students ongoing with research projects. The department has one ongoing Centre for Research Based Innovation – ProCardio – funded by the Research Council of Norway.

In addition to the vacant position as Professor I, the Department of Cardiology has two Professor II positions and 1 Associated Professor II position and 1 Lecturer. The educational duties include ward rounds and practical and theoretical training of medical students during their 3 rd and 6 th years at medical school.

There are 52 Senior Consultant positions at the Department and 19 doctors in training. The applicant is expected to take a leading position clinically as well as scientifically within one or more of the sections’ fields of expertise.

  • The working tasks will be allocated according to applicant qualifications and the department needs
  • The applicant must participate in the ordinary clinical work at the department
  • Contribute to maintain and develop a highly qualified research environment
  • The applicant is expected to contribute to training of clinical fellows, run courses and participate in quality improvement routines.
  • The applicant is expected to participate in the on-call duty of the department.
Qualification requirements
  • The applicant must hold an MD and must possess a specialist accreditation in internal medicine and cardiology
  • The applicant should have broad clinical experience within the fields of cardiology
Personal qualifications and skills
  • Personal skills will be emphasized.
  • Working efficient and conscience fully
  • Personal qualifications of the applicant, including documented collaborative skills, will be important.
  • Patient management involves empathic communication skills at a high level towards patients and their families.
  • Documented language skills in Norwegian or a compatible Scandinavian language is required.
  • Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence, must acquire such competence within the first two years of the appointment. The University of Oslo offers courses in university pedagogics, which are open to its teachers.
  • Applicants who are not conversant in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such skills within three months following their appointment.
We can offer
  • We offer good opportunities for professional development in a great working environment with highly dedicated and skilled co-workers at a university hospital with unique access to leading expertise in many clinical and supporting medical subspecialties. The Department continuously aims to enhance the quality of the service through recruitment of applicants with particularly valuable expertise.
  • Salary level for the position will be negotiated according to standard protocols.
  • We offer good opportunities for professional development in a great working environment with highly dedicated and skilled co-workers at a university hospital with unique access to leading expertise in many clinical and supporting medical subspecialties.
  • Work in a dynamic, friendly and highly competent environment
Regarding the part-time position at University of Oslo
The academic position is a Professor (SKO 1013) or Associate Professor (SKO 1011) (50 % position). The basis for evaluation of the applicants by the assessment committee will include her/his scientific, other professional, educational and publishing qualifications, qualifications related to management and administration, and personal qualifications. As part of the ranking process of qualified applicants, the full scope of these qualifications will be explicitly assessed. Particular weight will be given to qualifications that are central to the announcement and the description of the position. Scientific qualifications will carry more weight than other qualifications.

According to the regulations at the Faculty of Medicine, the person appointed will lead and initiate research, supervise researchers, participate in teaching students and research fellows and undertake duties in connection with examinations, as well as undertaking administrative tasks as required by the prevailing regulations. For complete job description with qualification requirements and basis of evaluation on the academic position please see:
Qualification requirements
  • The successful applicant is expected to have extensive research experience in cardiology.
  • She/he should lead or be able to establish a research group, to direct research activities in novel and innovative ways, and to initiate and conduct research projects in collaboration with other divisions/departments in the hospital.
  • The applicant must have experience in teaching to medical students, and formal teaching qualifications are desirable.
  • The successful applicant should have interpersonal skills, the ability to create an attractive and dynamic research environment, and ambitions relative to teaching accomplishments. As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected.
How to apply
The application must include:
  • cover letter (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
  • CV (complete list of education, positions, pedagogical experience, administrative experience, project acquisition and coordination experience, and other qualifying activities)
  • a 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).
  • PhD Diploma
  • List of reference persons: 2-3 references (name, relation to candidate, e-mail and phone number)
  • An educational portfolio, providing a total and systematic presentation of the applicant`s educational and teaching qualifications
  • Description and documentation of qualifications regarding dissemination, administration, management and foreign language skills
  • Description and documentation of qualifications regarding research planning and research management
  • 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 mainor co-supervisor for each candidate
  • Other relevant qualification
Please note that all documents should be in English.

In the evaluation of the qualified candidates the full range of these criteria will be explicitly addressed and assessed. Interviews will be part of the appointment process, along with a trial lecture.

Please scan and send the documents as PDF files

See guidelines for designing the application, information for applicants, rules for appointments to Associate/Adjunct Professorships as well as rules concerning pedagogical skills:

Enquiries about the application process related to the part-time position should be directed to Tone Iren Tverfjell, Human Resources Advisor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, phone number +47 22855769
Head of Department of Cardiology and Professor Thor Edvardsen Phone number: + 47 40204447  E-mail:

Head of Division and professor Bjørn Bendz Phone number: + 47 23070000 E-mail:

Head of Research and professor Theis Tønnessen Phone number: +47 22118080 E-mail:
Automatisk varsling av relevante stillinger eller personlig bistand i jakten på din neste jobb.
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Oslo universitetssykehus HF
Navn: Bjørn Bendz
Tittel: Head of division and Professor
Telefon: +47 23070000
Navn: Thor Edvardsen
Tittel: Head of department and Professor
Telefon: +47 40204447
Navn: Theis Tønnessen
Tittel: Head of research and Professor
Telefon: +47 22118080
Sognsvannsveien 20
0372 OSLO