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Consultancy in Internal Medicine: Respiratory Medicine combined with a clinical professorship in Internal Medicine: Respiratory Medicine

A permanent clinical position as consultant of Respiratory Medicine, Division for lung transplantation, at the Heart Center at Rigshospitalet is open for appointment from as soon as possible.

The position is combined with a permanent position as clinical professor of Respiratory Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

With this new position the Heart Center at Rigshospitalet wishes to strengthen the leadership in clinical research and teaching in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.

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



The Heart Center, Rigshospitalet offers clinical and advanced residency programs for cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, anaesthesia, respiratory medicine, intensive care and infectious diseases. The large number and complexity of patients at the Centre provides an ideal learning environment for specialized pulmonary care. The numbers, and the outcome based on the numerous procedures used to treat different types of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases distinguishes the Centre from other institutions in Denmark.

Clinical functions and focus areas of the department

Section for lung transplantation and pulmonary medicine at Rigshospitalet is highly specialized within respiratory medicine. The department is responsible for the national Danish Lung Transplantation program. Therefore, lung transplantation is the primary focus area, with extensive pre- and post-transplant work up and evaluation. The department is also involved in orphan lung diseases, advanced treatment of emphysema (surgical and bronchoscopic) as well as pulmonary hypertension. The department performs a variety of invasive pulmonary procedures. The department has widespread interdisciplinary collaboration with many other specialties at Rigshospitalet including; radiology, pathology, cardiology, immunology, microbiology, intensive care and infectious diseases etc. but also with departments at other Danish hospitals and The Faeroe Islands.

Research and teaching are an integrated part of the daily work.

Research and teaching

With the new position as consultant in respiratory medicine and clinical professor the Centre wishes to strengthen leadership in clinical research and teaching.


Applicants must be board-certified specialist in Respiratory Medicine.


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 Rigshospitalet.

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 department. The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a full time secretary position from the Centre of cardiovascular, pulmonary and infectious diseases. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the head of the department.

Application procedure

The application must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae and a complete list of publications
  • 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.

For applicants with a foreign license also a copy of the authorization certificate for specialist recognition in Respiratory Medicine.

The closing date for applications is 23.59pm CET, Sunday, 22 November 2020.

Further information:

For further information please contact Head of department Søren Boesgaard tel. + 45 3545 2347, or email:

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

Apply for this position online here.

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