The Medical Faculty of Ulm University, the Department of General and Visceral Surgery (Head: Professor Dr. Christoph Michalski). invites applications for a position of a

W1-/W3- Tenure-Track-Professor for Computational Translational Oncology (f/m/d)

The professorship is to strengthen and expand the research focus in visceral medicine and visceral oncology in close cooperation with the Clinic for Internal Medicine I (Medical Director Prof. Dr. Thomas Seufferlein) and the Institute for Medical Systems Biology (Director Prof. Dr. Hans Kestler).

The focus of research will generally be on analysis and evaluation of multidimensional, longitudinal data ("Multi-Omics Data Integration") and specifically on single cell analyses in various biological models of pancreatic carcinoma and other solid visceral tumours and different cell compartments. Comparisons with single cells from human material should allow translation to develop early surgical oncology studies for prognosis prediction. In addition to integrating complex data sets across subject collectives, more accurate, cell type-specific prediction models for surgical oncology diseases will be developed.
The professorship is located at the interface between basic research and clinical research and, due to its location in visceral oncology, is central to research projects of the clinics for general and visceral surgery, internal medicine I, nuclear medicine, radiology and radiotherapy; in addition, a connection to the Institute for Medical Systems Biology is planned, both in research and teaching.

Close cooperation with the clinical study centres of the Clinics for General and Visceral Surgery, as well as the Clinic for Internal Medicine I, is expected. The "wet lab" and translational research components of the professorship are located in the laboratories of these clinics.

We expect a significant interest in clinical and translational issues in the field of visceral medicine and visceral oncology, as well as participation in current and planned research networks, in projects of the Comprehensive Cancer Center Ulm (CCCU) and the establishment of an interdisciplinary working group.

In addition to research work, participation in academic self-administration and student teaching is expected.

The position is a temporary civil servant or an employee, usually for a limited period of 6 years.

If the candidate proves his/her worth, he/she will be appointed to a permanent W3 professorship. The requirements for subsequent appointment to the W3 professorship are based on the statutes of the University of Ulm on quality assurance in the appointment and evaluation of tenure-track professors of 21.11.2018 and the subject-specific requirements specified for this professorship ( Computational Translational Oncology).

In addition to the general requirements under civil service law, recruitment requirements include a completed university degree with a special focus on bioinformatics issues, in the field of bioinformatics, biotechnology, computer science, mathematics, electrical engineering or engineering sciences, pedagogical aptitude, special aptitude for scientific work, which is usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate (§51 II LHG).

In addition to the usual information, the following details are also required for the application: complete list of publications, externally funded projects from the last five years, teaching activities with details of type and scope including teaching evaluation, research concept.

Employment requirements are completed university studies as well as teaching aptitude, a doctoral degree and further pertinent scientific achievements (§ 47 LHG).

We look forward to your application via our online application portal:

Your contact for further information: Prof. Dr. Christoph Michalski, Tel. +49 731 500-53500
Application deadline: 28.02.2022

Employment takes place through the administration department of the Ulm University Medical Center which acts in the name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The University Um aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore encourages qualified female candidates to submit their application.