Clinical Professor in Medical Gastroenterology (combined position) – University of Southern Denmark (SDU) – Odense

A combined position as clinical professor (50%) and as consultant (50%) is vacant at the Department of Regional Health Research (IRS), The position is for a 5-year period with the possibility of extension.

The academic position
The clinical professor will be appointed at the Department of Regional Health Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU. The position will be within Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology and focus areas could include, yet are not limited to, inflammatory bowel diseases. Trans-sectional research and collaboration is expected.

Areas of responsibility
The clinical professor will be Head of Research and will be responsible for the development of research within the joint research group for medical gastroenterology and hepatology. The clinical professor will also be responsible for developing new strategies for collaboration with other key stakeholders in these areas.

Additionally, the clinical professor will be expected to teach and mentor postdocs, PhD-students, and undergraduate students, as well as to maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Participation in assessment work is part of the position. Moreover, profiling the research area in the public eye will be an important task. The professor will be expected to participate in the teaching and instruction on
Research activity, network and collaboration
The clinical professor is expected to increase research activity at the research unit
The research unit is affiliated with the clinical departments for surgical and medical gastroenterology. The main focus areas are diagnostics, treatment and assessment of prognostic factors related to colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease and chronic liver disorders. For the latter, with a particular focus on cirrhosis and liver complications in connection with obesity.

The clinical position
The clinician will be appointed as consultant at the Department of Gastroenterology, Hospital of South West Jutland. The consultant must fulfil the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

Qualifications
The successful applicant has a PhD or equivalent post-graduate research qualification and must be qualified as a consultant in Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and research within the field of Internal Medicine: Gastroenterology and Hepatology. 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. Danish language skills are not required initially, however, should be mastered within the first 2 years of employment.

Employers
The Hospital of South West Jutland has received acknowledgement of high-quality research and education and is part of
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 the University of Southern Denmark, the Region of Southern Denmark, the Region of 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.

SDU and the hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark hold a strong tradition of close collaboration.

Reference
The clinical professor will refer to the department management at the Department of Gastroenterology in matters concerning the clinical part of the job, and to the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research in matters regarding the professorship.

Contact information
Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained from the Head of the Department of Regional Health Research, SDU, Rikke Leth-Larsen,
Further information concerning the position as consultant is available from Chief Medical Officer at the Hospital of South West Jutland Anna-Marie Bloch Münster,
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