Senior Consultant combined with Adjunct Professor/ Associate Professor (20 %) in medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) Orthopaedic Department, Lovisenberg Diaconal hospital/Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Oslo

Ansøgningsfrist: 23/05/2021 Lovisenberg Diaconal Sykehus

Lovisenberg Diakonale Sykehus

Lovisenberg Diaconal Sykehus AS (LDS) is a hospital for approximately 200,000 inhabitants in Oslo in the field of internal medicine and mental health care. Furthermore the hospital has extensive elective surgery activity with 9000 operations per year in the field of orthopaedic, ENT and General surgery. The hospital is owned by the diaconal foundations Diakonova and Diakonissehuset Lovisenberg, and has an operating agreement with South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (HSØ RHF). The hospital is based on diaconal values with non-commercial purposes. You as an employee are expected to actively contribute to our core values of quality and charity. See

The University of Oslo (UiO) is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked research and educational institution with 28 000 students and 7 000 employees. Professional breadth and internationally recognized research environments make UiO an important contributor to society. The Faculty of Medicine was established in 1814 and is Norway’s oldest medical faculty. The Faculty works for progressive education, research and dissemination for the patients’ and society’s best interests. It is organized into three basic units and has approximately 1 500 employees (about 1 000 work years) and about 2 000 students.

A permanent position as Senior Consultant (Orthopaedic Surgery) is available at Orthopaedic Department, Surgical Clinic, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital. The position is affiliated with a part time position as Adjunct Professor/Associate Professor (20 % position) in Medicine (Orthopaedic Surgery) at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo (UiO). It is required that the position holder attends to both positions. The professorship is externally funded by LDS for 5 years.

Orthopaedic department, LDS performs elective orthopaedic surgery with established priorities in prosthetic surgery and arthroscopic surgery. In addition to large volume of operations, the department has a clear research profile and more than 50% of superiors have a PhD. There is also continuous education of PhD candidates in cooperation with UiO or other university environments. Based on broad and interdisciplinary competence, as well as large volumes in the treatment of patients with frequently occurring Orthopaedic disorders, the department has good conditions for conducting teaching with high relevance and quality for medical students.

Over the past 15 years, the Orthopaedic Department has built up an internal quality database that provides unique opportunity for prospective monitoring of clinical and patient-reported treatment outcomes as well as adverse events and complications related to surgical treatment. Such established routines for systematic data collection and quality control provide good opportunities for patient-related clinical research. Researchers at the department have a close cooperation with the Research Department at Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital and Department for Quality, Analysis and Research at the Surgical Clinic.

The Orthopaedic Department has established research collaborations with Orthopaedic environments both nationally and internationally and has initiated or participated in several clinical trials. Ongoing research has thematically emphasis on knee/hip prosthetic surgery as well as shoulder surgery.

Regarding the full-time clinical position at LDS:

Whoever is hired in the chief medical position must be an approved specialist in Orthopaedic surgery. In addition, the MD must document broad clinical expertise in prosthetic surgery (knee and/or hip surgery) or shoulder surgery. Research experience is also assumed in at least one of these disciplines. Good Norwegian knowledge and good oral and written communication skills are required. Personal suitability and cooperation characteristics will be emphasized.

Regarding the part-time academic position at UiO:

For complete job description with qualification requirements and basis of evaluation on the academic position please see:

Applications for the academic part-time position must include:  

  • Cover letter and CV
  • Complete list of publications
  • Separate list of 10 most relevant publications to be evaluated specifically for the position (please send these publications attached in full text versions).
  • Overview of experience in supervising PhD candidates, including names of the candidates, period of supervision, information on institutions and dates for the presentation of the theses, as well as specific information regarding experience as main- or co-supervisor for each candidate,—phd-candidate-supervision.odt
  • Description of  qualifications regarding administration, leadership, teaching and foreign language skills
  • Other relevant qualifications

Please scan and send the documents as PDF-files (maximum 2 MB / file).

See guidelines for designing the application, information for applicants, rules for appointments to Associate/Adjunct Professorships as well as rules concerning pedagogical skills: Application procedures – Faculty of Medicine (

Contact information:

• Head of Surgical Clinic Lars Vasli, tel +47 906 96 352

• Research Director Anners Lerdal, tel + 47 950 33 144

• Enquiries about the application process related to the part-time position should be directed to Senior Advisor Human Resources at the Institute of Clinical Medicine, Heidi Falch Ecklund,, tel +47 907 30 348.