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Clinical professor in Nuclear Medicine & Neuroscience 962231

A position as clinical professor in Clinical Physiology & Nuclear Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital and affiliated to the Department of Clinical Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at Aarhus University is vacant from 1st of July or by agreement. The position requires concurrent employment as consultant at the Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET Centre, Aarhus University Hospital, and candidates without such position must also apply for the announced position as consultant at the department. For further details, see the following link.

The Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET Centre, AUH, is a university hospital department with teaching- and research obligations at Aarhus University, Faculty of Health Sciences. The department includes 3 sections, two currently located on Nørrebrogade, and one at Skejby Hospital. Within 1-2 years the department will be fused and moved to the new Skejby Hospital. The department is among the largest Nuclear Medicine departments in Denmark and carries out clinical diagnostic examinations and therapies in collaboration with clinical departments in Central Region Denmark. The department has at its disposal 5 PET/CT cameras, 1 brain-dedicated research PET scanner, 4 SPECT/CT cameras, a rodent PET/MRI system, 2 cyclotrons, radiochemistry and laboratory facilities for tissue and fluid studies and autoradiography.

In 2016, more than 10.000 PET/CT examinations were performed, and in addition 1.000 PET and SPECT studies of patients with brain diseases. The department has a longstanding tradition for interdisciplinary research in neurological disorders, oncology, nephro-urology, endocrinology, hepatology and inflammation. In addition, the work- and research environment is highly multi-disciplinary with close collaboration with the resident radiochemists, physicist and computer engineers. The department endeavors to perform basic-, translational-, and clinical research in accordance with our motto from molecule to man.

The department wishes to recruit a candidate, who is a qualified and registered specialist in Clinical Physiology and Nuclear Medicine. The applicant must have expertise within neurology and neuroscience, including an independent research profile at high international level. In addition, experience as a research leader and with teaching is expected.

The department has close collaboration with departments of neurology and neurosurgery concerning diagnostic procedures of patients with neurodegenerative brain disorders and brain tumors. It is expected that the number of clinical examinations of brain disorders will significantly expand in the coming years as new PET tracers become available. In addition, introduction of PET/MR scanners, which are particularly relevant for diagnostics of brain disorders, requires a high level of expertise within advanced MR and PET analyses. The clinical professor will be responsible for implementing and developing these areas in clinical diagnostics and for research.

The clinical professor is, along with the other professors at the department, responsible for pre- and post-graduate teaching of medical students and doctors. It is expected that the clinical professor has documented clinical and research experience at a high level, is ambitious and has clear and visible skills of communication and leadership.

The position as clinical professor will hold a split post consisting of 50% clinical work and 50% university related academic work and research. The functions are described in the agreement between Aarhus University and Central Denmark Region: “Aftale om professorer ved hospitalerne i Aarhus Universitetshospital – ansættelsesforhold, ansvar og opgaver”. It is also mandatory that applicants display proficiency in the “seven roles of physicians” (

In making the appointment, emphasis will be placed on the extent, quality and originality of the applicant’s body of international scientific publications, including contributions to further developing the subject area in question. Moreover, an assessment will be made of the applicant’s research management abilities

Additional information
Additional information about the clinical professor position and the concurrent consultant position can be obtained from chief physician, professor Jørgen Frøkiær (phone: + 45 78 45 62 00)

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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