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895271 Clinical Research Associate Professor of Urology (Fixed-term, 5 years)

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
University of Copenhagen

The University seeks to appoint a clinical research associate professor of Urology (Fixed-term, 5 years) to the Department of Clinical Medicine to commence from as soon as possible.

The clinical research associate professorship is combined with a clinical position at Zealand University Hospital, Department of Urology.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the clinical research associate professorship and the clinical position. In order to be considered the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the clinical research associate professorship) and to the hospital (the clinical position) cf. the simultaneously advertised clinical position. This also applies to applicants who are already employed at the Hospital. The advertisement for the clinical position is available from 

Information on the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen can be found at:

Job description
The clinical research associate professors’ duties will primarily consist of:
•    Research, including publication/academic dissemination
•    Research-based teaching, including associated examination
•    Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
•    Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
•    Academic assessments

The division between the different tasks may vary over the 5-year period of employment. Teaching obligations are equivalent to a previous external clinical associate professorship rate B.

Any current employment as clinical associate professor (rate A, B or rate C) will expire if the applicant is employed as a clinical research associate professor.

Required qualifications
The qualification requirement for the clinical research associate professor is a master’s degree in medicine, specialist status as well as further teaching and research qualifications, for example PhD or doctorate and subsequently documented scientific production on an international level. In addition, there will be an emphasis on experience with scientific guidance, research administration and international research collaboration. Follow this link for further information including information on qualification criteria on which the assessment is based.

The clinical research associate professors are also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
A clinical research associate professor is paid in accordance with "Aftale af 29. november 2012 mellem Styrelsen for Universiteter og Internationalisering, Yngre Læger og Foreningen af Speciallæger om kliniske lektorer ved universiteter":

For the clinical research associate professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of DKK 48.220,70 (1 Apr. 2012 level).

For further information please contact the Head of Department of Clinical Medicine, Professor Lars Bo Nielsen (until 1 April 2017) or Constituted Head of Department of Clinical Medicine Professor Jesper Hastrup Svendsen (from 1 April 2017)

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: (International Staff Mobility).


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:
1.    Application, including reasons for applying for this position
2.    Research and teaching experience form (download here:
3.    Curriculum vitae (max 2 pages) Guidelines:
4.    List of publications Guidelines:
5.    Research plan (max 3 pages)
6.    Teaching plan
7.    A PDF file containing exhibits 1-6
8.    Publications to be considered in the assessment (max 5)

Application procedure
After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.
The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted. The closing date for applications is 23.59pm, Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Interviews for this position will most likely be held at 31 August 2017.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


Professor Jesper Hastrup Svendsen


Ansøgningsfrist: 18-04-2017
Ansættelsesform: Tidsbegrænset periode
Ansættelsesdato: 01-10-2017
Afdeling/Sted: Department of Clinical Medicine

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