Professor or Associate Professor - Pharmacology

University of Oslo

Full-time job
Abroad (Norway)

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

The Institute of Clinical Medicine (Klinmed) is one of three institutes under the Faculty. Klinmed is responsible for the Faculty's educational and research activities at Oslo University Hospital and Akershus University Hospital. With about 800 employees spread over approximately 425 man-labour years, Klinmed is the university's largest institute. Our activities follow the clinical activity at the hospitals and are spread across a number of geographical areas.

Professor or Associate Professor - Pharmacology
UiO ref. nr 2017/1158

The Institute of Clinical Medicine offers a full time position as Professor (SKO 1013) or Associate Professor (SKO 1011) in Medicine (Pharmacology) at the Department of Pharmacology, University of Oslo.

We invite applicants with ambitions for research and teaching in Pharmacology. The research section at the Department of Pharmacology has currently three research groups focusing on cardiac pharmacology, neuropharmacology and pharmacotherapy including comparative effectiveness and new targets. The section has access to well-equipped research facilities for in vitro, ex vivo and in vivo pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacology constitutes a large pharmacology environment, which also includes Section of Clinical Pharmacology at the Oslo University Hospital. The co-localization with clinical and research departments at Oslo University Hospital and Institute of Basic Medical Sciences also offers great opportunities for collaborative and translational research activities.

The successful applicant is expected to strengthen the field of pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine, either by establishing a new strong research group on a separate topic, or by initiating activities which complement existing research at the department. She or he should be an active researcher with a strong publication record, an extensive experience in research and supervision, and a proven ability to attract external funding. Applicants are expected to undertake research relevant to pharmacology and contribute actively to collaborative projects.


The applicant should hold a PhD or equivalent and be an active researcher in pharmacology or a closely related discipline. It is considered an advantage if the applicant has an educational background in pharmacology such as (but not limited to) medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine or odontology. Ability to teach medical students broadly within the major fields of pharmacology is needed, and considerable teaching experience is an advantage. An educational background in medicine is particularly advantageous since the curriculum to a considerable extent is clinically oriented. High ambitions and quality of teaching, research and communication are expected.

For Rules for Appointments to Professorships and Associate Professorships please see:

We offer


  • A cover letter (one-page statement of motivation and research interests)
  • Curriculum Vitae (summarizing education, positions, academic work and scientific publications, language qualifications)
  • A complete list of publications
  • A separate list of your 10 most important publications - i.e. the 10 publications which you would like the adjudicating committee to give the main emphasis in their assessment (please submit these 10 papers in full text format)
  • Description of educational and pedagogic qualifications
  • Description of qualifications of administration/leadership
  • Description of qualifications in communication
  • List of documents that are attached
  • Other qualifications
  • Description of PhD-candidate supervision, including the PhD-students name, point of time of disputation and whether the applicant were main or co-supervisor

More information on assessment and weighting of qualifications is found at

Applicants, who at the time of appointment cannot provide documentary evidence of basic teaching competence, must acquire such competence in the course of a period of two years.

Special requirements

  • Applicants who are not competent in Norwegian, Swedish or Danish must acquire such competence within two years subsequent to their appointment, and must be competent in English in the interim period.

  • As a main rule, interviews will be held and references collected, and the applicants will normally be required to give a trial lecture.
  • The University of Oslo wishes to appoint more women and people from ethnic minorities to permanent academic positions and strongly encourage such candidates to apply.
  • The University of Oslo has an intellectual property agreement that applies to all employees, with the aim of securing rights to research results.

For further information please contact: Professor Finn Olav Levy, email

For questions regarding online application please contact adviser Maria Nesteby, email ; Telephone: +47 22844686

Applications must be delivered in Jobbnorge. Applications sent by email will not be accepted.

Application deadline 15 June 2017

Full-time job
Abroad (Norway)
Medicine & Health
Natural Sciences
Medico & Health Services
Natural Sciences
Research & Development

Ad created on 08 May 2017, last update on 08 May 2017

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