Clinical Research Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery

The University seeks to appoint a clinical research associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery to the Department of Clinical Medicine to commence from as soon as possible.

The clinical research associate professorship is combined with a clinical position at Zealand University Hospital, Department of Orthioaedic Surgery.

It is a requirement for appointment that the applicant is accepted for both the clinical research associate professorship and the clinical position. In order to be considered the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the clinical research associate professorship) and to the hospital (the clinical position) cf. the simultaneously advertised clinical position. This also applies to applicants who are already employed at the Hospital. Applicants should only apply for a clinical position at one of the hospitals. The advertisement for the clinical position is available from

Information on the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Copenhagen can be found at:

Job description

The clinical research associate professors’ duties will primarily consist of:

  • Research, including publication/academic dissemination
  • Research-based teaching, including associated examination
  • Research leadership, including guidance and supervision of researchers
  • Obligation to share knowledge with the rest of society, including participation in public debate
  • Academic assessments

The division between the different tasks may vary over the 5-year period of employment. Teaching obligations are equivalent to a previous external clinical associate professorship rate B.

Any current employment as clinical associate professor (rate A, B or rate C) will expire if the applicant is employed as a clinical research associate professor.

Required qualifications

The qualification requirement for the clinical research associate professor is a master’s degree in medicine, specialist status as well as further teaching and research qualifications, for example PhD or doctorate and subsequently documented scientific production on an international level. In addition, there will be an emphasis on experience with scientific guidance, research administration and international research collaboration.

The clinical research associate professors are also required to possess good interpersonal and communicative skills.

Terms of employment

A clinical research associate professor is paid in accordance with Aftale af 29. november 2012 mellem Styrelsen for Universiteter og Internationalisering, Yngre Læger og Foreningen af Speciallæger om kliniske lektorer ved universiteter under Ministeriet for Forskning, Innovation og Videregående Uddannelser (Uddannelsesministeriet)

Salary and other terms and conditions of appointment of an associate professor are set in accordance with the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (Danish Confederation of Professional Associations) or other relevant professional organisations. The position is covered by the Job Structure for Academic Staff at Universities 2020.


For further information please contact Deputy Head of Department of Clinical Medicine, Professor Ruth Frikke-Schmidt

Foreign applicants may find these links useful: (International Staff Mobility) and


The application must be submitted in English and must include the following:

Please note: “Documentation of funding/budget” – (not mandatory) – upload a blank document.

Application procedure

After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Appointments Committee.  All applicants are then immediately notified whether their application has been passed for assessment. The Dean then appoints an expert assessment committee in order to make an assessment of the selected applicants for the specific post. Selected applicants are notified of the composition of the committee and each applicant has the opportunity to comment on the part of the assessment that relates to the applicant him/herself. You can read about the recruitment process at

Please note that the applicant will be contacted if the assessment committee requires further documentation.

The applicant will be assessed according to the Ministerial Order no. 242 of 13 March 2012 on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.

The University of Copenhagen encourages all interested applicants to apply for this position.

Please submit the application with the required attachments. Only online applications will be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 23.59pm, Sunday 29 Janury 2023.

Interviews for this position will most likely be held in the month of April 2023.

Part of the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), and among Europe’s top-ranking universities, the University of Copenhagen promotes research and teaching of the highest international standard. Rich in tradition and modern in outlook, the University gives students and staff the opportunity to cultivate their talent in an ambitious and informal environment. An effective organisation – with good working conditions and a collaborative work culture – creates the ideal framework for a successful academic career.


  • Application deadline: 29-01-2023
  • Employment start: 01-06-2023
  • Department/Location: Zealand University Hospital, Department of Orthioaedic Surgery