Clinical Professor in General Surgery

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A combined position as clinical professor (50%) and as consultant (50%) is vacant at the Department of Regional Health Research (IRS), Faculty of Health SciencesUniversity of Southern Denmark (SDU) and at the Department of SurgeryHospital of South West Jutland respectively.
The position is for a 5-year period with possibility of extension.

The academic position
The clinical professor will be appointed at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health SciencesSDU. The position will be within general surgery, and focus areas could include, yet are not limited to

1) gastrointestinal surgery, specially optimizing surgical treatment of colon cancer by improving preoperative detailed staging and planning,
2) optimizing the use of information from resections, clinical and pathological, for further treatment,
3) integrating different specialties in to a treatment strategy. Trans-sectional research and collaboration is expected.

Areas of responsibility
The clinical professor will be responsible for developing research in the surgical specialties. The clinical professor will also be responsible for developing new strategies for collaboration with other key stakeholders in the areas of medical technical engineering and public healthcare.

Additionally, the clinical professor should teach and mentor postdocs, PhD-students, and undergraduate students, as well as maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Participation in assessment work is part of the position. Moreover, profiling this research area in the public eye will be an important task. From the year 2022, the professor will be expected to participate in the teaching and instruction on the new master’s programme in Medicine in Esbjerg.

Research activity, network and collaboration
The clinical professor will be expected to increase research activity at the research unit and to expand collaboration with other researchers at the hospitals in the region of Southern Denmark, at SDU, in the rest of Denmark and abroad.

The clinical position
The clinician will be appointed as consultant at the Department of Surgery, Hospital of South West Jutland. The consultant must fulfil the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of surgery.

The successful applicant has a PhD or equivalent post-graduate research qualifications and must be qualified as a consultant in general surgery.

Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and in research within the field of general surgery.

The preferred candidate has demonstrated skills and scientific achievements within this area, is able to motivate, supervise and has proven research management skills, good collaborations abilities and has visions of how to further strengthen the Research Unit of Medical and Surgical Gastroenterology/ Hepatology. Danish language skills are not required initially, however, should be mastered within the first 2 years of employment.

The Hospital of South West Jutland has received acknowledgement of high-quality research and education and is part of the University Hospital of Southern Denmark. The Hospital of South West Jutland is located in Esbjerg and Grindsted respectively. The hospital treats patients in almost all specialties, both medically and surgically. For more information, please see Key FiguresStrategic Plan, and Research Strategy.

The Department of Regional Health Research supports research in relation to the person as a whole, the good life and the more common diseases, makes out a platform for scientists and educators and builds a bridge between University of Southern Denmark, Region of Southern DenmarkRegion Zealand, the hospitals in the two regions and the patient. The department focuses on the continuity of patient care across sectors, hospitals and specialist fields

The clinical professor will refer to Executive Consultant Christina Tinghus in matters concerning the clinical part of the job, and to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, Rikke Leth-Larsen in matters regarding the professorship.

Contact information
Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained by e-mail to Coordinative Head of Research, IRS – Hospital of South West Jutland, Torben Knudsen email: +45 2162 7219, or to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen email: +45 3082 7801.

Further information concerning the position as consultant is available from the Executive Consultant at the Department of Surgery, Hospital of South West Jutland Christina Tinghus email:

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Application deadline: October 18, 2020

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