Clinical Professor of Surgery with Focus on Endoscopic Diagnostics Needed at Gastrounit


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A clinical position as consultant of Surgery at the Gastrounit at Copenhagen University Hospital – Amager and Hvidovre, Hvidovre is open for appointment from as soon as possible.

The position is combined with a 5-year externally funded position as clinical professor of Surgery with special focus on endoscopic diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

It is a requirement that the applicant is accepted for appointment of both the professorship and the consultancy.

The advertisement for the professorship is available from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (

About the department The Gastrounit at Copenhagen University Hospital – Amager and Hvidovre, Hvidovre supports 570,000 citizens in the southern Copenhagen area with primary and specialized surgical and gastroenterology treatment including surgical treatment of colorectal cancer. Furthermore, the unit has regional and highly specialized functions within both specialties with a focus on benign diseases.

The 500 employees in the department consisting of medical secretaries, nursing staff and doctors,

The unit has 117 beds spread over 7 bed sections, an endoscopy section, medical and surgical outpatient clinics and takes part in a central operation section.

Clinical functions and focus areas of the department Endoscopic treatment has developed rapidly over the last decade as a minimally invasive alternative to surgical treatment for several gastrointestinal disorders. Many of these are treated specifically at Amager- Hvidovre Hospital as a tertiary care function, which is why advanced endoscopic techniques such as invasive procedures by endoscopic ultrasound have already been integrated. There are obvious advantages by usage of endoscopy over surgery, but the development requires close monitoring and interventional studies to optimize outcomes for the procedures. Examples of disease entities where this development has been implemented include acute necrotizing and chronic pancreatitis, and motility disorders in the upper gastrointestinal tract. For other disorders such as hereditary polyposis disorders, endoscopy contributes to disease monitoring and cancer prevention, and invasive endoscopic treatment leads to a reduction in surgery for these patients.

The purpose of the professorship is to ensure an evidence-based and safe transition from surgery to endoscopy and likewise to ensure an effective use of endoscopic techniques for the benefit of these patients.

Research and teaching With the new position as consultant in surgery and clinical professor of Surgery with special focus on endoscopic diagnostics and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders the Gastrounit wishes to strengthen leadership in clinical research and teaching.

Qualifications Applicants must be board-certified specialist in Surgery.

Conditions In order to be considered, the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and to the hospital (the consultancy) cf. the simultaneously advertised position of the professorship.

Appointment is conditioned by the fact that the applicant obtains both positions. This also applies to the applicants who are already employed as consultants at Copenhagen University Hospital – Amager and Hvidovre.

Salary and conditions of employment as consultant are as agreed between the Danish Regions and the Danish Association of Medical Specialists and between the Capital Region/Region Zealand and University of Copenhagen.

As clinical professor at least 50 % of the working time will be allocated to academic tasks (e.g., research, teaching, evaluation tasks and communication with the public) in agreement with the Head of Department of Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. The remaining time will be allocated for clinical work in agreement with the head of the Gastrounit. The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a full-time secretary position from the Gastrounit. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the head of the Gastrounit, Copenhagen University Hospital – Amager and Hvidovre.

Application procedure The application must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae and a complete list of publications
  • Copy of the authorization certificate for specialist in Surgery
  • A description of how the applicant is qualified as
    • Clinical expert
    • Communicator
    • Collaborator
    • Manager/administrator/organizer
    • Health advocate
    • Scholar/researcher/teacher
    • Professional

For more information please refer to Sundhedsstyrelsen: The Seven Roles of Physicians.

The closing date for applications is 16.06.2024.

Further information:

For further information please contact Inge Marie Poulsen, Head of department tel. +45 21313687, or email:

Information on Terms of employment for the Capital Region:


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Hvidovre Kommune

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Fastansættelse: fuldtid


Hvidovre Hospital, Kettegård Alle , 2650 Hvidovre


Ansøgningsfrist: 16-06-2024; - ansøgningsfristen er overskredet

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