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Full Professorship (W3) in Radiology with Focus on Artificial Intelligence
University of Duisburg-Essen
We are one of the youngest universities
in Germany and think in terms of
unlimited possibilities instead of
possible limitations. Located in the
heart of the Ruhr metropolis, our 11
faculties develop ideas for the future.
We are strong in research and teaching,
we embrace diversity, promote
academic potential, and we are highly
committed to educational equality.
The Medical Faculty of the University of Duisburg-Essen is inviting
applications for a
Full Professorship in Radiology
with Focus on Artificial Intelligence
(W3 BBesO grade post, limited to 5 years)
The position is newly established and will work in concert with three additional
professorship positions (two of them within the framework of the Cancer
Research Center Cologne Essen (CCCE)), all related to the use of artificial
intelligence (AI) in medicine.
Core tasks of the applicant are (i) the analysis of clinical processes with
regard to improvement potential through AI systems (ii) the design and
implementation of corresponding systems and (iii) the seamless integration
of these systems into clinical processes. For this purpose, the applicant must
have a deep understanding of practical clinical medicine and the technical
competence to process clinical data on a large scale, to train AI systems using
classical machine learning and deep learning, and to finally integrate these
systems back into the hospital infrastructure. Special emphasis will be placed
on the suitability of such systems for routine clinical use, in particular with
regard to user interaction.
The future jobholder must have a German board certification in Radiology or
an equal qualification. In addition, good knowledge and practical experience
with standards for data exchange in healthcare (in particular DICOM, HL7,
FHIR, SNOMED-CT and LOINC) are required. Practical skills in the areas of
machine learning and deep learning are also required. Proven practical
skills in programming distributed systems, microservices and big data
architectures as well as extensive experience in dealing with relational and
non-relational database systems are desirable. Further prerequisites are
previous experience in the development and implementation of industrial
cooperations as well as intensive scientific activity that can be proven by
The future chair will also contribute to the main research focus of the
Medical Faculty and will collaborate with and contribute to ongoing and
evolving research consortia. As the University of Duisburg-Essen puts special
emphasis on the quality of academic teaching, concepts on the participation
in teaching activities with regard to the profile of the University Duisburg-
Essen should be provided. Furthermore, the future chair will possess
dedicated teaching skills and use innovative methods in teaching and
qualified post graduates qualification.
Qualifications according to § 36 Hochschulgesetz NRW are required.
Publications in peer-reviewed journals or patents, and successful experience
with third-party funding applications are mandatory.
The Medical Faculty in Essen promotes research particularly in the
following areas: Cardiovascular Disease, Oncology, Transplantation Medicine
and Translational Neuro- and Behavior Sciences, as well as the bridging
disciplines of Immunology and Infectious Diseases.
The positions will be available at the earliest.
Application deadline: 27.05.2020
The University of Duisburg-Essen aims to increase diversity among its faculty
members (see http://uni-due.de/diversity) and strives to increase the number
of women in such positions; therefore, we especially encourage women with
relevant qualifications to apply. Women with the appropriate qualifications
will receive preferential consideration. Applications from severely disabled
candidates according to § 2 Abs. 3 SGB IX are welcome.
Applications with the usual supporting documents [curriculum vitae, list of
scientific publications (see http://www.uni-due.de/imperia/md/content/medizin/formblatt_aufbau_schriftenverzeichnis.pdf)], documents on scientific
and professional career, certificate copies, information on third-party
funding, participation in academic self-administration, past teaching
experience and concepts for teaching, and 5 key publications should be
submitted by email (email@example.com) to Univ.-Prof. Dr. J. Buer,
Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät, Universitätsklinikum Essen,
Hufelandstr. 55, 45147 Essen.