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READVERTISEMENT Clinical professor in diabetes (combined position)

A combined position as clinical professor in diabetes with function as program leader and as consultant in endocrinology is vacant at the Department of Clinical Research/ and at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southern Denmark, and at the Steno Diabetes Centre Odense or at another clinical diabetes unit at one of the Steno Partner hospitals, respectively.

The two combined posts are considered as one entity.

Allocation of time between the clinical professorship and the consultancy is 50/50%.

The Steno Diabetes Center Odense (SDCO) has been created in a collaboration between the Region of Southern Denmark and the Novo Nordisk Foundation and is located at Odense University Hospital.

The new professor will refer to the Head of Research at SDCO (Professor Kurt Højlund) and will be part of the SDCO's research council team.

The new professor must have a strong record in the field of clinical diabetes research with special focus on clinical intervention trials. The professor will be expected to initiate large-scale clinical trials in the area of obesity and Type 2 diabetes, in relation to e.g. clinical testing of organization, prevention, pharmacology, bariatric surgery etc. The professor and consultant must be a specialist in endocrinology and highly qualified within the field of diabetes.

SDCO comprises an array of research programs each run by a program leader, and this position will include such program leadership. Program leaders refer to the Professor/Head of Research. Initially, at least two positions as PhD students and/or post-docs will be made available for the professor.

The new professor must ensure that SDCO attracts substantial research funding from external sources in relation to the research program in question.

A full description of the position can be obtained by e-mail to recruitment consultant Elisabeth Lohmann Andersen at

Further information can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, professor Kirsten Kyvik, e-mail or from the Medical Director at Odense University Hospital, Kim Brixen, e-mail:, or from the Head of Research at SDCO, professor Kurt Højlund, e-mail: 

The successful applicant for the clinical professor position will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

Applications will be assessed by an expert committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the link "Apply online". Only online applications will be accepted. Attached files must be Adobe PDF or Word format. Each field in the application form can contain up to max. 10 Mb.

Only applications written in English will be accepted for evaluation.

The application must contain (as pdf.- or docx.-files):

• an application
• a detailed CV
• degree certificates (inclusive of Ph.D.-diploma)
• a complete and numbered list of publications
• 10 scientific peer-reviewed publications considered by the candidate as most important for this position. Please notice that one pdf.- or docx.-file must be attached for each publication.
• a teaching portfolio detailing the candidate’s prior teaching experience, teaching skills, and teaching philosophy
• as to the post as consultant: information on the applicant’s own skills as concerns "the seven roles of the physician" inclusive of supporting evidence.
• a research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work. 

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed.

References will be obtained for the applicant who is the first choice for the position. References will be obtained from the applicant’s most recent employer, and from previous employers as required.

Applicants selected for interview must expect to undergo a personality test specifically targeted work related matters.

Further particulars concerning the application - please see the link below.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further details:

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Deadline 2019-May-19

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Health Sciences by completing the application form


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