The University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) pursues the consistent development of its profile-forming research foci neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine and oncology with translational and
systems-medical approaches and is closely networked on the Göttingen campus with the natural and bioscientific facilities of the university as well as the non-university facilities at the location.

At the UMG there is a

University professorship
(Salary level W2 )

to fill at the earliest possible date. The appointment of the professorship will initially be effected for a period of 5 years with the option for tenure track.

The professorship is associated with the establishment and management of a working group at the Institute of Medical Bioinformatics (Director: Prof. Dr. Tim Beißbarth). The professorship will build a
bridge from Medical Bioinformatics to the Center for Applied Computer Science, the Center for Statistics and the Data Science activities currently under development in Göttingen. An outstanding
doctorate in bioinformatics, computer science, statistics, natural sciences or a related subject with a
strong component in the quantitative analysis of biomedical data is required as well as experience in independent scientific research in the field of bioinformatics or data science after the doctorate, which is documented by relevant publications and/or third-party funding.

The successful candidate will work on the methodical development of analytical methods for biomedical high-throughput data, e.g. methods of machine learning and integrative data analysis.
Experience with Omics data or image data in biomedicine is desirable. In addition, an interest in
collaborations and applications within research alliances in the main research areas of the UMG is
expected. Methodical research in bioinformatics forms the basis for modern Systems Medicine. The
professorship should support the applications of bioinformatics in Systems Medicine through appropriate methodological research.

A positively evaluated junior professorship, habilitation or equivalent academic achievements as well
as commitment to teaching are assumed, as is the willingness to participate in academic self-administration.

Further expected are:

  • a high level of commitment to teaching
  • the readiness for interdisciplinary scientific work
  • the willingness and ability to competitively solicit third-party funded research projects

The further prerequisites for the recruitment of professors are set out in § 25 Lower Saxony
Higher Education Act (NHG) in the currently valid version. Applicants who have completed
their doctorate at the University of Göttingen can generally only be considered if they have
worked outside the UMG for at least two years after completing their doctorate. UMG has the right of appeal.

Applications from scientists from abroad are expressly welcome. The UMG aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. Severely handicapped persons will be given preferential treatment if they are suitable.

Please submit your application documents until August 25th 2019 online via the following link:

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