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Oslo University Hospital (OUH) is Norway’s largest hospital with over 20 000 employees and a budget of 20 billion NOK. It is a local hospital for parts of Oslo's population. It has a regional function for the inhabitants in the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, and, it has a large number of national functions. The Hospital is responsible for the majority of medical research and education of health personnel in Norway.

The University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway's largest research and educational institution with 28 000 students and 7 000 employees. Professional breadth and internationally recognized research environments make UiO an important contributor to society. The Faculty of Medicine works for progressive education, research, and dissemination to the best interests of patients and society. It is organized into three institutes, one of which is the Institute of Clinical Medicine, and has 1 500 employees and about 2 000 students.

A permanent position as Senior Consultant (100 % position) is available at the Unit of Rheumatology. This unit is part of the Department of Rheumatology, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases within the Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Diseases and Transplantation, Oslo University Hospital.

The position is affiliated with a part time position (20 %) as Professor (SKO 1013) or Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in Medicine (Rheumatology) at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO).

It is required that the position holder attends to both positions.

Regarding the full-time senior consultant position at OUH:
The Unit of Rheumatology is responsible for management of children, adolescents and adults with rheumatic diseases. In children and adolescents, the Unit has local and regional responsibilities for the whole specter of rheumatic diseases. In adults, the Unit is more specialized, and has local and regional functions for patients with systemic connective tissue diseases and systemic vasculitis. The Unit hosts two national functions, a national network for childhood and adolescent rheumatology (NAKBUR) and a national unit for stem cell therapy in systemic sclerosis.

At the Unit, there are 13 permanent senior consultant positions and 6 positions for residents in training. The Unit is set up with a 24/7 on call service where all the Consultants participate.

The Unit organizes the Senior Consultants in two teams, the juvenile rheumatology team, and the adult rheumatology team. The Consultants affiliated with the juvenile team are responsible for management of children and adolescents, organized through a four-bed ward, a day treatment unit and an outpatient clinic. The Consultants affiliated with the adult team have similar responsibilities for the adults, and staffs a ward with 12 beds (shared with the Unit of clinical immunology and infectious diseases), a day ward and an outpatient clinic.

The Unit aims for close integration of clinical activities and research across all patient age groups and has an expressed ambition of carrying out clinically oriented research at international level. Crucial to fulfill this ambition is the permanent research staff, which includes two part-time Professor positions from UiO and a part-time research position from OUH. The Unit hosts research registries and biobanks for juvenile and adult rheumatology and is set up with three active research groups with a total of >20 externally funded researchers. The group organization reflects strategic focus on three research areas: juvenile rheumatology, adults with systemic disorders and epidemiology across all age groups. 

Short description of work tasks for the senior consultant positions
  • Contribute to routine clinical activities in the juvenile rheumatology team and participate in all aspects of treatment and follow-up of children and adolescents with rheumatic diseases.
  • Contribute to improve the standard of care for children and adolescents with rheumatic disease with the ambition to position the Unit at a high international level in clinical management of these patient groups.
  • Contribute to better integration of clinical activities and research.
  • Participate in the Unit’s on call system for consultants.
  • Contribute to continuing medical education by taking on teaching tasks at the Unit, at the Hospital and, when indicated, at relevant external meetings.
  • Contribute to educational activities organized by the Unit for the benefit of patients, relatives, and the public.
  • Contribute to quality improvement activities.
Qualification requirements – education and relevant personal
  • The applicant must possess a Norwegian specialist accreditation in rheumatology.
  • The applicant should have extensive experience with the patient groups described above.
  • The applicant must have relevant research experience and a strong motivation to contribute to ongoing and future research activities related to the relevant patient populations and the Unit’s research strategy.
  • Documented language skills in Norwegian or a compatible Scandinavian language is required.
    Applicants must be able to teach and communicate with patients in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish.
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.
  • Salary level for the position will be negotiated according to standard protocols.
Regarding the part-time academic position at UiO:
For complete job description with required qualifications and basis of evaluation on the academic position please see the attached document:

Applications for the academic part-time position must include:
  • Cover letter and CV
  • 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).
  • 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 candidatet, Application procedures - Faculty of Medicine (
  • Description of qualifications regarding administration, leadership, teaching and foreign language skills
  • Other relevant qualifications
Please scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 2 MB / file).
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 consultant position should be directed to Head of the Rheumatology Unit, Helena Andersson,, +4799223230

For more information about the Adjunct / Associate professor position, please contact Head of Research at the Unit: Øyvind Molberg,,+4799158005.

For enquiries about the application process related to the part-time position, please contact the Human Resources Advisor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine: Andreas Hessen Solheim,, +4722859243.
Oslo University Hospital is a workplace with great diversity. We believe this is essential to perform the tasks required of us. Therefore, we pursue diversity among our job applicants and encourage everyone to apply regardless of who you are and what background you have.
Automatisk varsling av relevante stillinger eller personlig bistand i jakten på din neste jobb.
Oslo universitetssykehus HF
Navn: Anna Helena Andersson
Tittel: Head of Unit
Telefon: +4799223230
Navn: Øyvind Molberg
Tittel: Head of Research
Telefon: +4799158005
Division of Surgery, Inflammatory Diseases and Transplantation, Department of Rheumatology, Dermatology and Infectious Diseases, Unit of Clinical Immunology and Infectious Diseases, Oslo University Hospital OUH
Kirkeveien 166
0455 Oslo
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