Clinical Professor in Cardiac Surgery (combined position)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 26 Feb 2023

A combined position as a clinical professor (50%) and as a consultant (50%) is vacant at the Department of Clinical Research , Faculty of Health Sciences , University of Southern Denmark (SDU) and at the Department of Cardiac, Lung, and Vascular Surgery, Odense University Hospital (OUH) respectively.

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 Clinical Research, Faculty of Health Sciences, SDU. The position will be within cardiac surgery, and focus areas could include, yet are not limited to, translational research regarding optimizing the patients’ flow throughout their cardiac surgical procedure, including preoperative, perioperative and postoperative optimization. Trans-sectional research and collaboration will be expected.

Areas of responsibility

The clinical professor will be responsible for developing new strategies for collaboration with other key stakeholders in the areas of cardiac disease.

Additionally, the clinical professor must teach and mentor postdocs, PhD students, and undergraduate students scientifically, as well as maintain and develop national and international contacts and secure funding. Participation in assessment work is part of the position. Moreover, profiling this research area in the public eye will be an important task.

Research activity, network and collaboration

The clinical professor will be expected to increase research activity at the research unit and to expand collaboration with other researchers at hospitals in the Region of Southern Denmark, at SDU, in the rest of Denmark and abroad.

The clinical position

The consultant will be appointed as a consultant at the Department of Cardiac, Lung, and Vascular Surgery, OUH. The consultant must fulfil the requirements and responsibilities of a consultant in a department of cardiac surgery, expected to have the ability to perform a wide range of cardiac surgical interventions, including valve sparring techniques.


The successful applicant has a PhD or equivalent post-graduate research qualification and must be qualified as a consultant in cardiac surgery. Additionally, the applicant must have substantial skills in both clinical aspects and research within the field of cardiac surgery. The preferred candidate has demonstrated skills and scientific achievements within this area, can motivate, supervise and has proven research management skills and good collaboration abilities and has visions of how to further strengthen the Research Unit of Cardiac, Lung and Vascular Surgery, OUH.

Danish is not required initially but must be mastered at proficiency level C1 , at the Common European Framework of References for Languages within the first 2 years of employment.


OUH is one of Denmark’s largest hospitals and the only one having all medical specialties collected under one roof. The hospital comprises units in Odense, Svendborg and Nyborg that shares the same board of directors. In total, the staff comprises about 11,000 people. (See Key Figures .)

A new university hospital is currently in the planning stage to be finished in 2024. The new hospital will be located adjacent to the current main campus of the University of Southern Denmark. This co-location of the two institutions is unique in Europe and will facilitate the cooperation between the clinical departments and faculties of the University of Southern Denmark.

Further information:

The Department of Clinical Research comprises >45 research units based on departments at Odense University Hospital and Mental Health Services in the Region of Southern Denmark. (For more information about the department’s research, please see SDU’s Research Portal .)

However, the department’s staff teach in all the programmes offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences, primarily in medicine. (Read more about the department and its key figures here .)

Professor Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, MD, PhD, MPM, heads the department.


The clinical professor will refer to chief consultant Erik Jakobsen in matters concerning the clinical part of the job and to the Head of the Department of Clinical Research Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, in matters regarding the professorship.

Contact information

Further information concerning the professorship can be obtained by e-mail to the Head of Research at the Research Unit of Cardiac, Lung and Vascular Surgery, OUH, Professor Jes S. Lindholt, , +45 24641214, or to the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, SDU, Kirsten Ohm Kyvik ( +45 6011 3046).

Further information concerning the consultant position is available from the Head of the department of Cardiac, Lung and Vascular Surgery, OUH, Erik Jakobsen, , 21491139.

Interviews are expected to be held on June 9. 2023

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Application deadline
February 26, 2023

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