158208 Clinical Professor of Clinical Microbiology wsfo. Molecular Diagnostics and Infection Surveillance (fixed-term, 5 years)

Clinical Professor of Clinical Microbiology with special focus on Molecular Diagnostics and Infection Surveillance (Fixed-Term, 5 Years)
Department of Clinical Medicine

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
 University of Copenhagen


The University seeks to appoint a clinical professor of Clinical Microbiology with special focus on Molecular Diagnostics and Infection Surveillance to commence as soon as possible. The externally funded professorship is combined with a consultancy at Zealand University Hospital, Department of Clinical Microbiology in the Zealand Region.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the professorship and the consultancy. In order to be considered for the position, the applicant must send two applications: one to the Faculty (the professorship) and one to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the consultancy. This also applies to applicants who are already employed as consultants at the Hospital. The advertisement for the consultancy is available at:


Both the professorship and the consultancy will be financed by Zealand University Hospital.

Find information on the department at: http://ikm.ku.dk.

Job description
In the consideration of applications for the professorship, the main emphasis will be on the applicant's ability to document a high level of original scientific work at an international level within the area of Clinical Microbiology.

The professor’s responsibilities will primarily consist of:

  • Research in the field of Clinical Microbiology, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Development of a new and growing research environment
  • Research-based teaching within the topic of clinical microbiology in the Diagnostic Sciences Course as well as the Course in Clinical Medicine, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of PhD students and other researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

A clinical professor at Zealand University Hospital becomes part of a fellowship of professors and other researchers who work to bring research in the forefront for novel treatments to benefit the patients the Region serves.

Required qualifications
Six overall criteria apply for professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Find information about each criterion here: https://employment.ku.dk/faculty/criteria-for-recognising-merit.

Furthermore, each applicant must be able to:

  • Document a high degree of original academic production at an international level, including considerable contributions to the development of the academic discipline
  • Manage research and other management functions, e.g. engage in the university’s external academic activities, as well as knowledge and technology transfer
  • Provide research-based teaching

The professor is also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment
The position is a fixed-term position limited to a period of five years.

For the professorship the appointee will receive a pensionable annual salary of 199,527.05 DKK (1 April 2023 level)

The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.

For further information please contact Head of Department Jesper Hastrup Svendsen, jesper.hastrup.svendsen@regionh.dk, http://www.sund.ku.dk.

Foreign applicants may find this link useful: http://www.ism.ku.dk (International Staff Mobility).

The application must be submitted in English and must include the following documents:

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 https://jobportal.ku.dk/.

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 23.59 p.m. CET, Sunday, 8 October 2023.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on Thursday, 21 Marts 2024.


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.


Application deadline: 08-10-2023
Employment start: Start as soon as possible
Department/Location: Regional Department of Clinical Microbiology at Zealand University Hospital

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