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Clinical Professor and Head of Research at the Danish Centre for Clinical Artificial Intelligence (combined position)

A combined position as clinical professor and head of research at the Danish Centre for Clinical Artificial Intelligence (CAI-X), Odense University Hospital (OUH) and at the University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and as a consultant in clinical genetics or as molecular geneticist/engineer with expertise in genetics at the Department of Clinical Genetics, Odense University Hospital is vacant as soon as possible for a five-year period with possibility of extension.  

Centre for Clinical Artificial Intelligence (CAI-X)

CAI-X is a centre for research and innovation in the field of clinical Artificial Intelligence (AI) established by SDU and OUH. CAI-X aims to improve quality in healthcare through intelligent use of data and technology. The centre sets the framework for efficient and fruitful cooperation between the clinical staff, researchers, engineers, and businesses to develop and implement AI solutions for the benefit of both patients and staff at the hospital. Read more about CAI-X at

CAI-X is rooted in the Department of Clinical Development at OUH and at the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute at SDU.

Department of Clinical Development

The Department of Clinical Development is one of five staff functions at OUH, which supports the clinical departments in the OUH principle of putting the patient first. The innovation unit works with strategic innovation, and we use new technology to improve treatment, methods, and workflows at the hospital.

Read more about OUH here 

The Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute

The Maersk McKinney Moller Institute (MMMI) is part of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Southern Denmark. MMMI is an internationally recognized research department, which has maintained a leading position in robotics for more than two decades.

Read more about the Maersk Mc-Kinney Moller Institute here

Obligations as professor and Head of Research

Your primary responsibility in CAI-X is the clinical research and support of the long-term aim of being a world-leading centre in the field of clinical artificial intelligence.

Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Develop the research strategy for CAI-X in cooperation with the Head of Technical Research and to carry out and implement the strategy
  • Develop and run the research committee together with the Head of Technical Research
  • Fundraise with researchers from SDU and OUH and with the consultants from the Department of Clinical Development and the clinical staff in the projects in the centre
  • Matchmake and proactive scout of new research projects and activities
  • Ensure coherence and coordination with the internal research and innovation centres Centre for Innovative Medical Technology (CIMT) and the Centre for Clinical Robotics (CCR).

 We expect you to

  • conduct research at a high international level
  • contribute to the development of a strong international AI research environment at OUH
  • cooperate with both clinical and technical researchers, health professionals and consultants at both SDU and OUH
  • ensure progress in tasks and services for the clinical departments and other primary stakeholders and partners
  • support development, test, assessment and implementation of AI technologies at OUH
  • promote CAI-X to co-workers, patients, peers and in public debate
  • teach and supervise students at both graduate and PhD level.

 The Department of Clinical Genetics

The Department of Clinical Genetics offers genetic counselling of patient and families with hereditary diseases and genetic testing for various diseases and provides service related to 12 of the 15 highly specialised disease groups defined by the Danish Health Authority in Clinical Genetics. The department collaborates with clinicians in most specialities and participates in numerous multidisciplinary teams for optimal diagnosis and treatment of patients with genetic diseases.

The clinical laboratory is ISO 15189 certified and provides high quality and up to date diagnostics of genetic disorders. The laboratory is equipped with the latest technologies to perform various diagnostic services, including non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT), chromosome microarray (pre- and postnatal), classic chromosome analysis, FISH, Sanger sequencing, NGS panel analysis and exome/genome analysis. More than 5500 genetic analyses are performed each year and, approximately 3000 patients were counselled at the department in 2020. Together with the Department of Clinical Genetics at Sygehus Lillebælt, the department serves citizens from the entire Region of Southern Denmark.

As a consultant or molecular geneticist (with expertise in clinical genetics), we offer you:

  • a position at a university hospital with all medical specialties working together
  • a position where you can set new goals for personal and professional achievements in a supportive academic environment
  • a position in a fast-moving field with the opportunity to influence both the development and the culture of our department together with engaged colleagues.
  • the possibility of specializing and (for molecular geneticists) to become a Clinical Laboratory Geneticist

Obligations as a consultant

As a clinical consultant at the Department of Clinical Genetics, you will be involved in the genetic counselling clinic and our laboratory service.

As a consultant, your job will be to:

  • take part in the clinical tasks and development at the department
  • be part of the genetic counselling clinic (focused on areas of expertise)
  • take part in, and work for, productive collaboration with clinicians at OUH, hospitals in the region, nationally and internationally
  • be part of the laboratory team of clinicians
  • to be involved with, and responsible for, the clinical interpretations of test results
  • take part in teaching at all levels, including supervision of doctors in training for specialization in Clinical Genetics

Obligations as molecular geneticist/ Engineer

As a molecular geneticist at the department, you will be involved in the cytogenetic and molecular genetic analysis in our laboratory. You will work together with technicians, doctors, and other staff, and you will be involved in the analysis, interpretation, and report of test results on both pre- and postnatal patient samples. When defining your areas of work, your previous expertise, interest, and skills will be considered.

As a molecular geneticist/engineer, your job will be to:

  • develop and manage a portfolio of methods, technical equipment, and clinical tests
  • interpret and report test results for disorders and genes within a portfolio
  • communicate effectively with clinicians, colleagues, and laboratory staff
  • implement new methods and technologies in the laboratory
  • validate and write guidelines for analysis and interpretation of results
  • take part in teaching at all levels
  • develop a research profile in concordance with the goals and vision of the department

Your physical place of work will be Odense University Hospital based in Odense, and you will regularly need to visit the University of Southern Denmark.

Further information  

Further information can be obtained from the Head of Innovation at OUH Tessa Lind Gjødesen, or from Consultant and Professor Lillian Bomme Ousager, Department of Genetics, OUH

Application deadline and interviews  

The deadline for application is May 30, 2021. Job interviews are expected to be held on October 8, 2021

Salary and terms of employment

The successful applicant for the clinical professor position will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Danish 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):

• a motivation letter
• 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 Physicians" 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.

Applications may be shortlisted. 

References will be obtained for the applicant who is the first choice for the position - 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.

Gender equality, health, safety and emergency management are given high priority at SDU and at the Department of Clinical Research.

Living and working in Denmark

Foreign applicants will be offered Danish language training as part of the employment. International Staff Office (ISO) at SDU provides a variety of services for new employees, guests and people who consider applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Among other things, the staff answers questions concerning salarytaxationhousing and accompanying family. For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU”. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

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

Read the Guideline for applicants



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Deadline 2021-May-30

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