Clinical Professor in Clinical Biochemistry (combined position)
University of Southern Denmark, IRS-Center Lillebælt, Department of Regional Health Research

Clinical Professor in Clinical Biochemistry (combined position)


IRS-Center Lillebælt, Department of Regional Health Research, invites applications for a position as clinical professor in clinical biochemistry (50%) and as consultant in clinical biochemistry (50%) at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology, Lillebælt Hospital. The posts are considered as one entity. The clinical professorship is limited to a five-year period with possibility of extension.


Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU, is a virtual organisation consisting of a clinical department with collaborative researchers positioned at all the regional hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark and in the Region of Zealand. Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Immunology focuses on the development and the validation of new biomarkers contributing to translational and clinical research. At Lillebælt Hospital, the patient perspective is given a high priority. Hence, an applicant with research interest in how clinical biochemistry can contribute to this field, will be preferred.


Clinical professor and Head of Research

The potential candidate will be expected to develop a research profile in cooperation with other specialists in the department.  Additionally, the applicant will be expected to cooperate with professors and associate professors from other departments. Especially in relation to translational and clinical research, the applicant will be expected to master a high level of scientific cooperation, nationally as well as internationally. The applicant will be expected to assume the position as head of research with reference to the Head of Department. The applicant will be expected to represent the field in public, and by agreement to undertake ad hoc tasks for public authorities. This may include clarification reports or health services research ordered and paid by for example the Danish Health Authority or the Region of Southern Denmark. 


Research supervision and teaching

The position involves teaching at the faculty's pre- and postgraduate programs of study, including the PhD programs and supervision of PhD students. The tasks will be within the Health Sciences PhD program and the scope of teaching will be agreed in connection with the appointment. The applicant will be expected to have teaching qualifications as a clinical associate professor or equivalent. Additionally, the applicant will be expected to prioritize research in how clinical biochemistry can contribute to the patient perspective. 


Consultant and clinical biochemist

The applicant must be a specialist in clinical biochemistry and will be expected to be highly qualified in evidence-based clinical biochemistry in addition to the field of development, validation and implementation of new biomarkers contributing to translational and clinical research.   Moreover, the applicant must document both ongoing international education as well as a national and international research network. The applicant will be expected to play a leading role in evidence-based clinical biochemistry in cooperation with other consultants within own speciality and from other clinical specialties and departments at Lillebælt Hospital. In addition, the applicant will be expected to focus on the patient perspective and on how clinical biochemistry can contribute to this field. 


Expectations and qualifications

Potential applicants will be expected to have

  • Results in clinical biochemistry research as documented by a list of publications 

  • A documented dynamic upward research curve 

  • A documented ability to raise funds 

  • A documented capability of interdisciplinary and intersectoral collaboration 

  • Academic degree (PhD or DMSc) 

  • Experience as research supervisor 

Documented leadership experience will be an advantage. Tasks regarding management and administration will be expected to account for approximately 10% of the university working hours. 


Further information concerning the position as clinical professor can be obtained from Rikke Leth-Larsen, Head of the Department of Regional Health Research ( +45 3082 7801) or Kim Houlind, Center Director, Center of Research Lillebaelt Hospital, Department of Regional Health Research ( 2499 4525). 

Information concerning the position as consultant can be attained from Mads Koch Hansen, Medical Director, Lillebælt Hospital ( / +45 4035 8201).


The successful applicant for the clinical professor position will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the 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.  It is a requirement that the applicant is accepted for appointment of both the professorship and the consultancy.    


Applications – including the required attachments – must be sent via the below-mentioned 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 at the university. 

The application must contain (as pdf- or docx-files):

  • An application

  • A detailed CV   

  • PhD degree or equivalent certificates (i.e.: DMSc- or PhD-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

  •  A research plan detailing the candidate’s ideas and plans for her/his future research work  

  • As to the post as consultant: information on the applicant’s own skills as concerns "the seven roles of the physician" inclusive of supporting evidence

Incomplete applications with regard to the above-mentioned requirements will not be assessed. 

References will be obtained for the applicant who is the first choice for the position. References will be obtained from the applicant’s most recent employer, and from previous employers as required. 


Further particulars concerning the application - please see the link below.   


Living and working in Denmark

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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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