Jobbet "Senior consultancy in Pathological Anatomy and Cytology combined with a clincal professorship, Department of Pathology, Rigshospitalet" er udløbet

Region Hovedstaden

Region Hovedstaden

Blegdamsvej 9, 2100 København Ø

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A clinical position as senior consultant in Pathological Anatomy and Cytology at the Department of Pathology, at The Centre of Diagnostic Investigation, Rigshospitalet is open for appointment from as soon as possible.

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

With this new position the Department of Pathology at the Diagnostic Centre of the Rigshospitalet wishes to strengthen leading 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.

Clinical functions and focus areas of the department
The Pathology Department of Rigshospitalet is Denmark’s largest pathology department for expert diagnostics within all areas of surgical pathology. As surgical pathology anno 2019 is a multidisciplinary discipline, it requires doctors, lab-technicians, molecular biologists, secretaries and anatomical pathology technicians to work together to serve our patients. We are in all 180 employees, of which 37 are consultants, and receive 95,000 requests yearly.

In the coming years, the Department of Pathology will intensify its focus on the balance between efficiency in diagnostics on the one hand and resources allocated to research and development on the other side.

Biobank and Databank
Denmark collects more data on its citizens that any other country. Administrative registers in Denmark are all indexed with a unique person identifier, the so-called CPR number. As the official Danish statistics bureau, Statistics Denmark recycles a large number of these ‘administrative footprints’ to produce extremely comprehensive statistics.

The Patobank ( is Denmark’s nationwide digital databank since 1987 on pathology. The Patobank is continuously updated with data from all pathological analyses conducted by all the country's 13 pathology departments. This also includes pathology results from the screening programs for cervical, breast and colon cancer. The Patobank feeds directly into the National Health Registry of Pathology


The Patobank is used as a daily tool for diagnostics, a data source for cancer registries and quality assurance programs and finally as a source for research projects. The data contain the patients name, unique person identifier, incl. birth date, the diagnosis, both as a descriptive report and with relevant SNOMED codes referring to the organ and the diagnosis and the pathology department where the samples is archived.

Parallel to the local archives with paraffin embedded blocks, is The Danish Cancer Biobank (, a national biobank since 2010, containing fresh and frozen tissue and blood samples from patients diagnosed with certain cancer types. The samples in the biobank are verified to contain malignancy and are always, if possible, accompanied by a sample of non-malignant tissue of the same organ. All samples are checked to be representative and are reported and linked to the diagnostic counterpart of the tissue in the Patobank and the local paraffin archive. 

There is a broad consensus in the pathology community, that digitization of images is part of the future of pathology, and several initiatives have already been undertaken at the dept. of pathology of Rigshospitalet and as a result, the equipment for scanning is purchased, just as the server capacity for archiving these images. Currently, there are good opportunities for scanning, digitalizing and archiving images for research goals and several research projects focusing on automatic image analysis and software development are been worked on. The department expects ‘to go digital’ no later than 2021 after which all the departments 0.8 million diagnostic images yearly will be diagnosed and archived digitally. 

Research and teaching
The Pathology department participates in several national and international research and development projects with the main objective to identify and investigate new diagnostic, prognostic, predictive and therapeutic conditions which affect patient care and treatment. With the new position as consultant in pathological anatomy and cytology and clinical professor of pathological anatomy and cytology, the Department of Pathology wishes to strengthen the department’s current clinical research activities and to promote inspiring pre- and postgraduate education in pathological anatomy and cytology. Please find this link to an English clip on the department’s website:

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 a consultant at Rigshospitalet.

Educational requirements
Medical specialist in pathology or other relevant medical speciality
Academic degree (PhD, Doctor of Medical Science or similar)

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

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
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  • For applicants with a foreign license also a copy of the authorization certificate as board certified specialist in pathological anatomy and cytology or other relevant medical speciality.
  • The advertisement for the professorship is available from the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen (

The closing date for applications is August 24, 2019.

Further information
For further information please contact tel. + 45 2639 5316, or e-mail:


The Centre of Diagnostic Investigation comprises a collection of highly specialized departments: Clinical biochemistry, clinical immunology, clinical microbiology, clinical genetics, pathology, center of genomic medicine, diagnostic radiology, clinical physiology/nuclearmedicine and PET, clinical genetics.

The center has a staff of 1.600 and an annual turnover of 1 billion kroner. The center produces annually 10 mill. laboratory analyses and performs 650.000 image diagnostics based on 1 mill. contacts with patients and donors.

The core task is high-level research, strong educational environments, customized diagnostics and patient treatment. 32 professors and other researchers provides annually more than 500 scientific articles in international reputable journals.