Jobbet "Senior researcher position combined with a clinical professorship in Anaesthesiology with special focus on Nursing in Pain and Palliative Medicine" er udløbet

Region Hovedstaden

Region Hovedstaden

valdemar hansens vej, 2600 Glostrup

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A clinical position as senior researcher of Anaesthesiology with special focus on Nursing in Pain and Palliative Medicine at the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology at Rigshospitalet Copenhagen University Hospital is open for appointment from as soon as possible.


The position is combined with a 5-year externally funded position as clinical professor in Anaesthesiology with special focus on Nursing in Pain and Palliative Medicine at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen.


With this new position the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology, Rigshospitalet Copenhagen University Hospital, wishes to strengthen the leadership in clinical research and teaching in chronic pain management and palliative medicine in collaboration with the University of Copenhagen.


It is a requirement that the applicant is accepted for appointment of both the professorship and the senior researcher position.




Department of Neuroanaesthesiology has three main subsections: The Multidisciplinary Pain Center, Anaesthesia, Daysurgery and Recovery Respiratory Center East (respiratory support). Further, the position includes close cooperation with the Section of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology, Centre for Cancer and Organ diseases.


Clinical functions and focus areas of the department

The Multidisciplinary Pain Center evaluates and treats patients suffering from long-term/chronic non-cancer pain. Moreover, the collaboration with the Section of Palliative Medicine involves multidisciplinary approach to assessment and treatment of symptoms in patients with life-threatening diseases (e.g. cancer pain management).


Clinical functions and focus areas for the position

The position bridges two collaborating departments with a common focus on development and enhancement of evidence-based care practice within pain and palliation, besides a specific focus on management of cancer pain at the Section of Palliative Medicine, Department of Oncology and a specific focus on management of chronic non-cancer pain, Department of Neuroanaesthesiology.


Our strategic aim with the present senior researcher position is to strengthen nursing research within management of chronic non-cancer and cancer pain and associated symptomatology (physical, psychological, social and existential). We expect incorporation of the following methodologies within the research program:  Clinical reported Outcomes (CRO) and Patient Reported Outcome measures (PROMs), development of systematic reviews, validation of assessment instruments, clinical studies, epidemiology of chronic pain and analgesic consumption in the general population. We wish to initiate studies of prevalence as well as risk factors and potential consequences associated with chronic pain and analgesic use, and to produce data to support health care policies.  The rising opioid consumptions requires analysis of consequences for patients with chronic non-cancer pain as well as cancer pain including analysis of side effects and long-term consequences.

Palliative care in cancer and non-cancer organ failure populations include the identification of the needs of patients and relatives in order to develop treatment/care plans that are tailored to them and that aim to improve outcomes by identifying and managing symptoms quickly. It should consist of assessment and intervention studies, with the objective to obtain evidence allowing us to improve local services and support health care policies in general.


Research and teaching

With the new position as senior researcher and clinical professor of Anaesthesiology with special focus on Nursing in Pain and Palliative Medicine the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology wishes to strengthen leadership in clinical research and teaching.



Applicants must be a bachelor in nursing, master and PhD in the area of health care science.


Conditions: In order to be considered, the applicant must send an application to both the Faculty (the professorship) and to the hospital (the clinical research position) for 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 senior researchers at Rigshospitalet.


Salary and conditions of employment as senior researcher are as agreed between the Danish Regions and the respective union (e.g. Danish Nurses Organization, Danish Association of Masters and PhDs) 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, supervision, evaluation tasks and communication with the public) in agreement with the Head of Department of Clinical Medicine at the University of Copenhagen. The remaining time will be allocated for clinical research work in agreement with the head of the Department of Neuroanaesthesiology and Oncology. The clinical professor will receive secretarial or technical support equivalent to 50 % of a fulltime secretary position from the department of Neuroanaesthesiology. Additional support and details on the working conditions must be negotiated with the head of the department of Neuroanaesthesiology, Rigshospital.


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 in nursing
  • Communicator
  • Collaborator
  • Manager/administrator/organizer
  • Health advocate
  • Scholar/researcher/teacher
  • Professional

For applicants with a foreign license also a copy of translated diplomas.


The closing date for applications is January 14, 2021



Rigshospitalet and The University of Copenhagen wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.


Further information:

For further information please contact Department of Neuroanaesthesiology, Rigshospitalet:


Rune Vedelsdal, Head of Clinic - contact tel. +45 4025466 or email


Rikke Skjøde Baes, Head nurse - contact tel. +45 61617785 or email


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


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