Senior Consultant 100 % combined with Adjunct Professor / Associate Professor - Department
of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Institute of Surgical Research, Institute of Clinical Medicine
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 also 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 works for progressive education, research and dissemination for the patients’ and society’s best
interests. It is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1 500 employees (about 1 000 work years) and about
2 000 students.
A full time permanent position as Senior Consultant (Cardiothoracic Surgery) is available at the Division of Cardiovascular and
Pulmonary Diseases/ Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Oslo University Hospital.The position is affiliated with a part time
position as Adjunct Professor SKO 8013 /Associate Professor SKO 1011 (20 % position) in Medicine (Cardiothoracic Surgery) at
the Institute for Surgical Research, Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine, the Institute of Clinical Medicine,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO). It is required that the position holder attends to both positions.
The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is the largest department of Cardiothoracic surgery in Norway. The Department is responsible
for specialized regional and local services for 2,7 million people, and is responsible for transplantation of heart and lungs and
for congenital heart surgery in all Norway.
Regarding the full-time clinical position at OUH:
Oslo University Hospital has local, regional, multiregional, and national responsibilities in Cardiothoracic Surgery.
The Division of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Medicine is located at three campuses, Rikshospitalet, Aker and Ulleval
hospitals, and is currently organized with seven departments, including the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery,
localized at Ulleval and Rikshospitalet campuses. All departments are involved in patient care, teaching of medical
students and of other health care professionals, and with a focus on relevant clinical and basic research. Many of the
research groups are leading in their field and do collaborate nationally and internationally.
Applicants must hold an MD and have broad clinical experience in Cardiothoracic Surgery and research experience related
to the specialty. Interpersonal skills and the ability to create an attractive research environment will be emphasized.
Applicants who do not speak Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must aquire such skills within two years following their
appointment and must be able to teach in English in the interim period. In addition, the teaching position requires
fluency in English (see below).
Main tasks in the main position at the hospital:
Regarding the part-time academic position at UiO:
- Responsible for establishment, participation, and development of a new surgical and clinical programme within
minimally invasive and catheterbased surgery, as well as within arrhythmic surgery
- Participate in daily activities, including ward rounds, out-patient controls (in agreement with the head of the
department) as well as being on call as a senior consultant surgeon according to competence (evaluated by the head of the department).
For complete job description with qualification requirements and basis of evaluation on the academic position, please see:
Applications must include:
- An exciting, active and ambitious academic/scientific working environment
- Good opportunities for international, national and regional scientific collaboration
- Time dedicated to teaching and research
- Favorable pension arrangements
- Advantageous welfare conditions
- Salary dependent on qualifications
- A cover letter (one-page statement of motivation and research interests)
- CV (summarizing education, positions, academic work, scientific publications and language qualifications
- Describe your experience with supervision of PhD candidates (including information on institutions, dates for the
presentation of the theses, and responsibility as main- or co-supervisor for each candidate)
- Describe your teaching qualifications and evidence of pedagogical innovation
- Describe your qualifications in teaching and communication with patients and students
- Describe your qualifications in administration and/ or leadership
- Other qualifications
- A complete list of publications.
- A separate list of your 10 most important publications - i.e. the 10 publications which you would like the adjudicating
committee to give the main emphasis in their assessment (please submit these 10 papers in full text format)
- Letters of recommendation from previous employers and/or other sources
- List of all documents attached to your application
Please use the electronic system for application and scan and load up documents as PDF files.
If you have technical questions, or other enquiries about the application process related to the part-time position,
please contact the Human Resources Advisor at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Tone Iren Tverfjell, tlf. +47 22855769,
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 Human Resources Advisor
at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Tone Iren Tverfjell, tlf. +47 22855769, firstname.lastname@example.org