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Full Professorship (W3) for Complex Data Processing in Epidemiology
Published(229 days ago)
The Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University Heidelberg invites applications for a
Full Professorship W 3 (m/f/d) for Complex Data Processing in Epidemiology
The Medical Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University is searching to fill the position of this full Professor (W 3) position to strengthen the Faculty´s emphasis on Digital Health.
The Professorship represents the subject in its entire breadth in research and teaching and is entrusted with the management of the Department of Complex Data Processing in Epidemiology at the Heinrich-Lanz-Center for Digital Health (HLZ) of the Medical Faculty Mannheim. The appointment will be based on the structural and development plan of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg, which also provides HLZ with an institutional connection to the Central Institute for Mental Health and on the continued strengthening of cooperation with the German Cancer Research Center Heidelberg (DKFZ).
The focus of the Professorship lies in the establishment of a successful cooperation between the Medical Faculty Mannheim and DKFZ in the merging of biomedical data processing and epidemiology. To further develop epidemiological research in the field of clinically and translationally oriented university medicine, the candidate should have extensive experience in the design, development, integration and operation of federated IT infrastructures, data management architectures and data analysis platforms in healthcare. Project experience in the development of interoperable methods and IT solutions for medical research is a core requirement. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of heterogeneous multicenter data from both clinical care and specialty disease-related documentation systems and/or scientific data sources with special regard on privacy-compliant management. Accordingly, a sound background and interest in the processing and analysis of complex and large amounts of data (big data) is required. Knowledge and experience in handling biomedical context data from biobank samples are desirable.
As a department of the HLZ, the "W3 Professorship for complex Data Processing in Epidemiology" will be intensively involved in the main research areas of the Faculty. Strengthening the close cooperation with the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science and the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) is welcomed. A cooperation with the Heidelberg University Computer Center (URZ) in the development of university data management is desired.
The W3 Professorship should be adequately involved in teaching medical informatics within the Mannheim Reformed Medical Curriculum (MaReCuM) for Medical students and in associated masters courses. In addition, participation in the Bachelor's degree program "Medical Informatics" and in the Master's degree program "Computer Science" with a focus on "Medical Informatics" is desirable, which are operated by the University of Applied Science, Mannheim jointly or with the support by the Medical Faculty.
Prerequisites for the application are a university degree, the doctorate and the habilitation according to § 47 Abs. 2 Landeshochschulgesetz of Baden Württemberg, a successfully evaluated junior Professorship or a comparable scientific qualification. Beyond the technical and professional expertise, we expect a distinctive didactic competence, team spirit and leadership capabilities, willingness to further develop the MaReCuM model study program and a commitment in academic self-government.
The position is a permanent (tenured) W 3-Professorship as an employee.
Heidelberg University has a policy of equal opportunity excluding any form of discrimination. It hereby seeks to increase the number of female scientific faculty members and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply for the position. The university is committed to providing a family-friendly workplace and offers support for dual-career couples. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
Applications including documents, CV, teaching experience or a teaching portfolio, list of publications structured by original articles, book chapters, review articles; possibly reprints,
specification of current and past external funding, list of teaching courses within academic curricula, as well as certificates (please follow the applicants' guidelines for the full CV
and fill in both the applicants' forms found on our webpage at www.umm.uni-heidelberg.de/karriere/berufung) should be sent by e-mail not later than 4 weeks after publication of this announcement to the Dean of the Medicine Faculty Mannheim of Heidelberg University, Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt, Dean´s Office Bldg. 24, University Medicine Mannheim,
Theodor-Kutzer-Ufer 1-3, 68135 Mannheim, Germany.