Senior Consultant in Pathology Anatomy and Cytology

at Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet
Combined with Clinical Professorship

at Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen


In the coming years, the Department of Pathology at the Diagnostic Centre of Rigshospitalet will intensify its focus on the balance between efficiency in diagnostics on the one hand and resources allocated to research and development on the other side. With this new position the department wishes to strengthen the department’s current clinical research activities and to promote inspiring pre- and postgraduate education in pathological anatomy and cytology in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.


Job Description

The Department of Pathology participates in several national and international research and development projects with the main objective to identify and investigate new diagnostic, prognostic, predictive and therapeutic conditions which affect patient care and treatment.

In considering 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 Pathological Anatomy and Cytology.

The professor’s 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
  • Responsibility for promotion of the academic development of Pathological Anatomy and Cytology.

The position is open for appointment as soon as possible.           



It is a requirement that the applicant is accepted for appointment of both the professorship and the consultancy.

This also applies to for example the applicants who are already employed as a consultant at Rigshospitalet.

The successful applicant should 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.


Where and How to Apply

In order to be considered the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and to the Hospital (the consultancy)

The closing date for applications is August 24, 2019.


Further Information

For further information please contact tel. + 45 2639 5316, or e-mail:

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