The Institute for Medical Informatics, University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG) invites applications for an associate Professorship (W2) Medical Data Sciences, (Head of the UMG Medical Research Data Integration Center), commencing as soon as possible.

The UMG aims to advance its focal research areas neurosciences, cardiovascular medicine, and oncology by integrating approaches from both translational and systems medicine. This is achieved in part as a partner location of the health research centers German Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK) and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE). The UMG is furthermore the core partner of the HiGHmed Consortium within the National Medical Informatics Initiative of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). For the latter, the UMG is building a new Medical Research Data Integration Center (UMG-MeDIC) operated by the Institute for Medical Informatics.

The W2 professorship entails heading the Medical Research Data Integration Center (UMG-MeDIC) that has been developed since 2016. The long-term aim is for the UMG-MeDIC to be the heart of an internationally active UMG Medical Data Hub.

The professorship cooperates closely with the professorships for statistics, informatics, sensor systems, and engineering on the Göttingen Campus as well as with the scientific core facilities of the UMG – among these are the Hospital IT-Center, the Clinical Trial Unit UMG, and the UMG Biobank.

The achievements of the candidate should include research in data infrastructures and data analysis as well as in management of information infrastructures in translational medicine.

Further requirements include experience with the acquisition, implementation, and management of competitive third-party funded research projects.

A habilitation or an equivalent scientific qualification is required, as well as leadership skills and teaching experience. Further requirements for the appointment of university professors are laid out in the current version of § 25 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Lower Saxony. The UMG reserves the right of appointment.

We especially encourage applications from foreign candidates. The UMG strives to increase the number of women on its scientific staff and therefore particularly encourages qualified women to apply. In case of applicants of equal qualification, disabled people will be given preference.

The UMG plans to include the professorship within the “Program for Women Professors”, if applicable.

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