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We invite interested candidates to visit us for a period of 3-5 days to get to know us and for us to get to know you. During your visit, we offer an introduction to the department and the way we work at Odense University Hospital (OUH), including specific job opportunities. Accommodation during your stay will be covered. Upon employment, passing a three-month full-time Danish language training is required before being allowed to do clinical work/work in the clinic. This will be followed by a few months part-time language course outside office hours. We offer our assistance with housing, education and/or employment if you bring a spouse. Go to to learn more about Odense.

 Specialized medical doctor in pulmonology

Join us as a pulmonologist. Especially, we are looking for candidates with a special interest in asthma diagnostics and treatment. Research is considered as part of the position including with employment as a postdoctoral researcher, associate professor, or clinical professor. The Department of Respiratory Medicine aspires to be the best in our field and we therefore encourage all interested candidates with a passion for working with the respiratory system and contributing to education and training of doctors to apply for the position. We offer the right candidate the opportunity to set the direction and influence the agenda within their area of interest. The Department of Respiratory Medicine is the university department for pulmonology in Region Syddanmark (Southern Region of Denmark, population of 1.22 million inhabitants).

The Department of Respiratory Medicine focuses specifically on research, education on all levels of the speciality, and development of highly specialized functions within the field of pulmonology. Currently we are responsible for the highly specialized functions in pulmonology in Region Syddanmark and the focal point in Region Syddanmark for diagnosing and treating lung cancer, severe asthma, tuberculosis and complex pleurapulmonary infections. South Denmark Center for Interstitial Lung Diseases (SCILS) is part of the Department of Respiratory Medicine and serves as a tertiary referral center for rare and interstitial lung diseases, lung transplantation, pulmonary mycoses and other opportunistic infections. Diagnosis and treatment is handled in a close interdisciplinary cooperation with other departments with including several monthly MDDs, but also the highly specialised PUlmo-REuma clinic (PURE), which is managed by SCILS in collaboration with rheumatologists. Furthermore, SCILS acts as an European reference center for interstitial lung diseases by being member of the European Reference Network LUNG with monthly participation in international MDDs.

The department also runs Center for Lung Cancer (CFL), which follows international standards for invasive diagnostics and uses ENB, EBUS, rEBUS, EUS-b, medical thoracoscopy and advanced thoracic ultrasound. The OUH Simulationcenter (SimC) is used for all types of medical training for young doctors and specialists (and development of specialized medical functions and YL). The Department of Respiratory Medicine has close relationship with the Department of Occupational Medicine regarding airway challenge tests using provocative chambers for diagnosing labor related allergies, and the Center for Exercise induced Dyspnea has close collaboration with the Department for Otolaryngology on e.g., performance of continuous laryngoscopy exercise test Overall, offering clinical and research career opportunities alongside an inspiring work environment is a top priority at the Department of Respiratory Medicine. This has resulted in a high number of applicants for open positions. The Odense Respiratory Research Unit (ODIN) is rapidly growing with an emphasis on clinical research that benefits patients, society and health personnel. During the past ten years, ODIN has undergone a huge transformation, resulting in twice as many clinical researchers and five times as many peer reviewed publications. As part of a further integration of clinical work and research, the specialists of the Department of Respiratory Medicine are expected to actively contribute to perform research at the department. To support careers in research on a senior level, the Department of Respiratory Medicine prioritizes offering its employees the opportunity to combine clinical work and setting aside time and resources for research. Our primary objective is to become the best Department of Respiratory Medicine on a national level in clinical work as well as in research. To learn more about the research strategy of the Department of Respiratory Medicine, click here: Respiratory Medicine - OUH - English


 Functions in the ambulatory for asthma and complex shortness of breath

 Education and management (supervision) of doctors in training

 Duty on call in Respiratory Medicine, being available from home

 Supporting a strong work environment


 Medical doctor specialized in pulmonology with documented qualifications and interest in asthma

 Documented research experience and/or a strong interest in a career in research  Strong written and oral communication skills

 Ability to work closely with colleagues across disciplines

 Interest and possibly experience with continuously improving working processes

 Driven by the opportunity to work with education and doctors in training

 Strong sense of responsibility, taking ownership and delivering on the task

 Open-minded, seeking knowledge and caring towards people How to apply Send your application, including your resume with information about previous employment, clinical experience, educational background, including scientific qualifications no later than December 20, 2021 to Please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Respiratory Medicine if you have any questions at:

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