University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Professor or Clinical Professor in Evidence-Based Medicine id 19/39526

University of Southern Denmark (SDU)

Odense M, Denmark

The Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine (CEBMO) at OPEN, Odense University Hospital and the Department of Clinical Research, University of Southern Denmark, invite applications for a position as professor or clinical professor in evidence-based medicine and clinical research methodology to be filled as soon as possible. The professorship will be combined with a position as consultant at OPEN.

CEBMO was established based on the existing (research) collaborations between SDU and OUH, including OPEN at OUH. Moreover, CEBMO was initiated to address both the national and regional focus on medical evidence, as it is expressed in the Government’s health policy proposal “The sooner – the better”, where concepts such as evidence, quality and documented effect of treatment are common. At regional level, it is seen in the changed management paradigm focusing on “best possible treatment” rather than “most possible treatment”, which precisely requires a targeted use of evidence-based treatments.

Organization of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine Odense
The Centre is established as a research unit, which is partly affiliated with the Department of Clinical Research, SDU and partly with OPEN, OUH. Furthermore the Centre collaborates with the Research and Analysis Section at University Library of Southern Denmark (SDUB).
The professor/clinical professor will be Head of Research at the research unit and will, in research questions, refer to the Head of Department of Clinical Research, SDU. In operational and financial matters, the Professor/Clinical Professor will refer to the Head of OPEN. The decision-making competences regarding the Centre’s goals, direction and activities, are placed with the Head of the Centre and the Head of OPEN. An Advisory Board is established in relation to CEBMO.

Research tasks
The professor/clinical professor will be expected to participate in the further scientific and teaching development of the fields both nationally and internationally:

  • To expand the contribution of research in EBM and clinical research methodologyTo establish and operate a service function with supervision of master students, PhD students and senior researchers in relation to systematic reviews and meta-analyses.To contribute to undergraduate teaching in EBMTo contribute to PhD courses in, for example, systematic reviews, meta-analysis and responsible conduct of researchTo contribute to the dissemination of research, EBM and clinical research methodology.

Expectations of qualifications
The candidate must be a medical doctor. He/she must have an academic degree within the field of medical research and a vast experience in the field at an international level. Further, the successful candidate will be expected to have
  • a PhD degree in relevant research area for the professorshipresearch experience documented by international peer-reviewed journal articles within the fields of researcha documented record of leadership, teaching experience and teaching skillsa documented record as supervisor for pregraduat students and phd-studentsa documented record of achieved external funding within the last 5 yearsa clear and ambitious research plan
Documented experience as Head of Research, head of large research projects, head of teaching and other administrative jobs will be an advantage. The applicant will be expected to be qualified in academic teaching as associate professor or equivalent.
The full job description can be obtained by e-mail to recruitment coordinator Elisabeth Lohmann Andersen at

Further information can be obtained from the Head of OPEN, ass professor Lone Kjeld Petersen, e-mail , or from the Head of the Department of Clinical Research, professor Kirsten Ohm Kyvik, email
The successful applicant 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.
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.
The applicant must submit the following documents in order to be considered for the position:
  • A motivation letter A detailed CV Degree certificates (including PhD-diploma) (combined as one single PDF-file)As to the post as consultant: Information on the applicant’s own skills as concerns “The seven roles of physicians” inclusive of supporting evidenceA 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. 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.
Danish is not required initially however, must be mastered within the first two years of employment. In cooperation with the language centre “Lærdansk”, SDU offers spezialised language courses.
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 – from the applicant’s most recent employer, and from previous employers as required.

Applicants selected for interview must expect to undergo a personality test specifically targeted work-related matters.
Further particulars concerning the application – please see the link below.

Living and working in Denmark
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For further information on what it is like working at SDU, please read “10 good reasons why you should choose SDU”. Additional information about working in Denmark can be found at Work in Denmark.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

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Deadline 2020-Feb-09

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