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Full professorship (W3) in "Medical Image Processing"



Ihre Aufgaben:

The position is available at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in cooperation with the Faculty of Medicine at the Heidelberg University.

We are looking for an outstanding personality, representing the field in research and teaching. The professorship is part of the research program Imaging and Radiation Oncology. Main focus of the position are image-based diagnostic procedures, including the development and translation of innovative image computing methods based on current imaging techniques.

Close cooperation with other departments within the research program Imaging and Radiooncology at the DKFZ and the establishment and maintenance of clinical cooperation with the University Hospital Heidelberg and the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) are strongly encouraged. The professorship aims to further develop the interdisciplinary cooperation among the partners of the German Cancer Consortium (DKTK). Experience in working within larger research consortia as well as in developing software infrastructure for the integration of research results into the clinical workflow is highly relevant. The successful candidate should have a high-profile oeuvre in the following areas: Innovative oncologic imaging techniques, modeling of the anatomy and of tissue structure and function, machine learning, computer-aided cancer diagnosis and group studies.

The candidate should bring a strong willingness to contribute to existing research networks or to establish new collaborations on a national and international level.

Further qualifications should include an excellent publication record and international research experience. Relevant experience in acquiring and carrying out third-party-funded projects and supervising scientific work in the field of image processing are also expected. Documented evidence of teaching ability and independent teaching experience are required.

Ihr Profil:

Prerequisites for application are a university degree, as well as a Habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professorship or equivalent qualifications. Further conditions of employment are set down in §§ 47 and 48, section 2, of the Baden-Württemberg federal-state law on higher education (Landeshochschulgesetz).

The Heidelberg University and DKFZ are committed to increasing the percentage of female scientists and encourage female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications, including curriculum vitae incl. copies of diplomas and degrees, list of publications, and a research concept, should be sent in printed version to Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Herzog, Dean Medical Faculty of the Heidelberg University, Im Neuenheimer Feld 672, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, as well as by referring to the identification number of the online application tool to Prof. Dr. Michael Baumann, Scientific Director, German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany, not later than November 30, 2017. Please follow the guide-lines of the Medical Faculty at

Wir bieten:

  • Interessanten, vielseitigen Arbeitsplatz
  • Internationales Umfeld
  • Vergütung nach TV-L
  • Möglichkeiten zur Teilzeitarbeit
  • Flexible Arbeitszeiten
  • Gute Fort- und Weiterbildung




November 30, 2017

Weitere Informationen:

The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

To apply for a position please use our online application portal (

We ask for your understanding that we cannot return application documents that are sent to us by post (Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum, Personalabteilung, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg) and that we do not accept applications submitted via email. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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