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Consultancy in paediatric neurology or senior researcher combined with a clinical professorship in Paediatrics with special focus on Cerebral Palsy and Early Brain Damage

A clinical position as consultant of paediatrics or senior researcher at the Department of Paediatrics at Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet is open for appointment from as soon as possible.

The position is combined with a 5-year externally funded position as clinical professor of Paediatrics with special focus on Cerebral Palsy and Early Brain Damage at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.

With this new position the Department of Paediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital 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 clinical position.

The advertisement for the professorship is available from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen https://jobportal.ku.dk/videnskabelige-stillinger/?show=152538



ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Department of Paediatrics at Rigshospitalet is a tertiary referral center covering a wide range of paediatric subspecialties. The Department of Paediatrics is part of a large teaching hospital, and there is close cooperation with a full range of academic clinical departments for clinical care as well as research. From 2025, all activities in children will move to a new children’s hospital, which is currently under construction on the hospital site.



Clinical functions and focus areas of the department

Paediatric Neurology at Rigshospitalet has a special focus on complicated epilepsy including the national programme for epilepsy surgery, neuromuscular conditions, neuropaediatric critical care and complicated cerebral palsy, including diagnosis and management of complex movement disorders in cerebral palsy. Paediatric neurology has a close cooperation with foetal medicine, neonatology, adult neurology, neurophysiology, neurosurgery, orthopaedics and clinical genetics. The neuropaediatric team includes physicians, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, neuropaediatric nurses, neuropsychologists and social workers.

With this new position, the Department of Paediatrics wishes to strengthen its profile in cerebral palsy and early brain damage in children in order to establish a national centre at the new children’s hospital, BørneRiget from 2025. The professor will have a major role in establishing this centre. It is expected that the professor will contribute and initiate development of new standards for diagnosis, follow-up and management of children with early brain damage and cerebral palsy.



Research and teaching

With the new position as clinical professor of paediatrics, the Department of Paediatrics wishes to strengthen leadership in clinical research and teaching. The consultant will play a major role in evaluating and establishing methods for early diagnosis and intervention in early brain damage. Additionally, it is expected that the professor initiates and supports projects in other areas of cerebral palsy research. From 2025, a dedicated MRI scanner for research in early brain damage will be established at BørneRiget.

The professor may participate in pre- and postgraduate medical training, and training in rehabilitation. It is encouraged that the professor will take active part in the follow-up programme of cerebral palsy, CPOP, and collaborate with the Danish Cerebral Palsy Registry.



Qualifications

Applicants must be board-certified specialist in Paediatrics or Physiotherapy.

The applicant should have a broad knowledge of early brain damage and cerebral palsy and a track record of clinical research in these areas. The applicant should have an ambition of contributing to the development of clinical care to the benefit of children.



Conditions

In order to be considered, the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and to the hospital (the clinical position) 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 or senior researchers at Copenhagen University Hospital 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 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 Department of Paediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet. The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a fulltime secretary position from Department of Paediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the head of the Department of Paediatrics, Copenhagen University Hospital Rigshospitalet.



Application procedure

The application must include the following:

  • Curriculum Vitae and a complete list of publications
  • Copy of the authorization certificate for specialist in cerebral palsy and early brain damage in children.
  • 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 https://sundhedsstyrelsen.dk/en/news/2013/the-seven-roles-of-physicians.

For applicants with a foreign license also a copy of the authorization certificate for specialist in cerebral palsy and early brain damage in children.

The closing date for applications is 23.59 p.m. CET, Sunday, 18 October 2020.

Interviews for this position are likely to be held on 15 January 2021.

Further information:

For further information please contact tel. tel. + 45 3545 1349, or email: Karen.Vitting.Andersen@regionh.dk

Information on Terms of employment for the Capital Region: https://www.regionh.dk/english/job/Pages/default.aspx

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