Consultant/staff specialist

Region Syddanmark

Ph.d. project
Greater Copenhagen

A position as consultant/staff specialist is vacant at the Department of Pathology, Odense University Hospital. We are looking for a fully qualified surgical/anatomical pathologist with special interests within one of these areas:

  • Gastrointestinal tract pathology including pancreas and liver
  • Nephro-urological pathology including male reproductive organs
  • Gynaecopathology including perinatal pathology but excluding cervical cancer screening
  • Dermatopathology

Odense University Hospital (OUH) is a large teaching hospital (about 1000 beds) with all medical specialities represented in one place. OUH is the main hospital in the Region of Southern Denmark, and we have a close collaboration with the University of Southern Denmark. Please visit our website for further information:

The Department of Pathology is one of four departments of pathology within Region of Southern Denmark. In total the department has a little more than 140 employees, comprising phy­si­cians, molecular biologists, laboratory technicians, medical secretaries and autopsy assistants. Currently the medical staff is comprised of 1 head of dept and professor., 2 professors, 16 consul­tants, 7 staff specialists and 9 junior doctors who work together within the following specialist groups:

  • Upper Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Lower Gastrointestinal pathology
  • Gynaecological and perinatal pathology
  • Nephro-urological and cardiovascular pathology
  • Respiratory tract and head-and-neck-pathology
  • Breast pathology
  • Dermatopatology
  • Haematological and lymph node pathology
  • Neuromuscular and soft tissue pathology

The department operates interdisciplinary laboratories in the areas of onco­logi­cal cytology, flow cytometry, molecular pathology and electron microscopy. In Denmark, hospital services are defined at three levels. Main functions will be available at all or most hospitals. Regional functions will be available at one or more hospitals in the region while highly specialized functions are typically avai­lable at 1-3 hospitals only.

Main functions: The department provides pathology service for Odense University Hospital as well as for general practitioners, practicing specialists and dentists on the island of Funen, i.e. up to 0.5 million citizens.

Regional functions: The department provides regional functions within the following areas for citi­zens in Region of Southern Denmark plus part of Region Zealand, i.e. up to 1.5 million citizens:

  • Nephropathology
  • Haematopathology
  • Interstitiel pulmonary diseases
  • Hepatological diseases
  • Inflammatory and degenerative muscular diseases
  • Perinatal autopsy pathology

Highly specialized functions: The department provides highly specialized functions within the following areas for citizens in Region of Southern Denmark, i.e. up to 1.2 million citizens.

  • Metabolic bone diseases
  • Medical heart diseases
  • Malignant childhood tumours
  • Complex oral tumors
  • Cerebral neoplasias, degenerative/metabolic diseases and malformations

Teaching: The department teaches medical students and science students at University of Southern Denmark as well as students in bioanalysis. Formal teaching is provi­ded by the 3 professors and 7 associate professors, however, all staffs participate in education of students.

Research: During recent years, the Research Unit of Pathology has expanded significantly. The Research Unit turns out approximately 80 peer-review papers annually. The Research Unit comprises a professor in Pathology), a pro­fessor in neuroscience, a professor of neurooncopathology (also head of research), a professor of molecular haematology (together with Depart. of haematology), an associate professor in pancreatic cancer pathology, a research secretary, 7 PhD-students and a number of Master’s students. The department aims to expand research and development further and speci­fically to cover all highly specialized treatments offered within pathology.

Job responsibilities:
The consultant’s obligations will primarily be to:

  • Participate in routine Diagnostics
  • Supervise junior doctors
  • Ensure coordination and collaboration regarding grossing, microscopy, autopsies, clinical conferences, etc.
  • Prepare and revise clinical instructions
  • Participate in appropriate developmental and quality assurance work
  • Participate in appropriate cancer working groups (Multi Disciplinary Teams)
  • Participate in the development of new initiatives in the department, including early warning, medical technology assessment, equipment applications, etc.
  • Contribute to optimization of documentation and registration
  • Contribute to continued development of cooperation with clinical departments and primary care.
  • Applicants are expected to contribute to research activities

Further information: At you can find further information on working and living in Denmark. If you have questions, you are welcome to contact International Recruitment Manager Maria Jensen, +45 51836867 or Head of Department, professor Niels Marcussen, +45 65414800

Application: Please send CV in english language Remember to explain your motivation for your application and please

include a list of tasks you have done in your sub specialities (figures) and other details regarding your work experience.

Latest application date: 10th March 2018

Application deadline 10 March 2018

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