Ulm University is a young research university with a focus on natural
sciences, medicine and technology. Located in an economically strong region,
the University with its more than 10,000 students offers a dynamic work
environment with attractive networking and development prospects.
The Medical Faculty of Ulm University, Department of General and Visceral
Surgery (Head: Professor Dr. Christoph Michalski) invites applications for a
position fo a
W1/W3-Tenure-Track-Professor for Computational Translational Oncology
The University is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and
teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for
Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential
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 radio-therapy; 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
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 evaluation is positive, appointment to a tenured W3 professorship will
be offered. Requirements for a later transition to a W3 professorship are
defined in the Ulm University Statute on Quality Assurance in Appointing and
Evaluating Tenure-Track Professors of 21 November 2018 (www. uni-
ulm.de//Satzungeng21112018Tenure-Track) and the subject-specific
prerequisites for this professorship (www. uni-ulm.de/evaluation-criteria-
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).
Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!
> Reference no.: 21142
> Application deadline: 31.01.2022
Your contact for further information:
Prof. Dr. Christoph Michalski, Tel. +49 731 500-53500
The fowllowing additional information is required as part of the application:
complete list of publications, third-party funded projects in past five years,
teaching activites specifying type, scope and including evaluation, research
and teaching concept.
We look forward to your application via our online application portal