The Department of Pathology (Director: Professor Johannes Haybaeck) of the Medical Faculty of the Otto-von-Guericke University offers the position of a
Junior Professor (W1) for computational Pathology
for a three-year period. This position is available at the earliest possible date. In case of a positive evaluation, this position can be prolonged by three years.
We are seeking a (bio) computer scientist experienced in machine learning and computer vision of medical image data. He should be familiar with computer-aided collection, the processing and evaluation of large image data in pathology.
His work will focus on the automation of different processes in clinical decision making, such as the detection, segmentation and quantification of disease characteristics of large digital, histological and radiological pictures, computer-aided staining analysis, as well as automated learning and modeling of normal and diseased tissue. He is expected to actively cooperate in the planning and establishment of medical data bases, which are necessary for machine learning. Image data (pathology and radiology) are to be associated with clinical data, as well as gene and bio-data bases. The successful candidate will be involved in the education and training of students of human medicine and natural sciences in pathology.
The successful candidate should have a consolidated background in quantitative medical image analysis (preferably computational pathology and computational radiology) and should have extensive experience in machine learning/modeling of heterogeneous datasets. Experience in computational biology is an advantage for the candidate.
Prerequisite for employment is a PhD in computer science, an extensive experience in machine learning, computer vision and quantitative medical image analysis. For the modeling of large image data, the successful candidate is expected to have extensive experience in distributed computing, HPC and cluster design. The applicant will be involved in the establishment of a corresponding computer cluster. Extensive knowledge in the supervision of a biological database is an advantage for the candidate.
Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications and professional achievements will be given preference. The Otto-von-Guericke University is committed to increase the number of female members working in scientific fields and strongly encourages female scientists to apply for this position.
Applications comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of the scientific career, a structured list of publications, a list of teaching experiences, certified copies of essential certificates and documents, and selected reprints of original papers, as well as a record of research funds) should be sent within six weeks after publication of this advertisement.
Dean of the Medical Fauclty
Professor H.-J. Rothkötter
Leipziger Str. 44