Professorship in Computational Medicine Technische Universität Graz, Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering Austria

The Faculty for Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology invites
applications for the position of a


University Professor of
Computational Medicine


under a full-time permanent contract (§98 UG) at a new founded institute within 1.10.2020.
The Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering at Graz University of Technology is
committed to excellence in research and teaching. The research at the Faculty covers a broad spectrum of
topics that are reflected in our main research areas “Biomedical Engineering,” “Safety and Security,”
“Intelligent Systems,” and “Visual Computing.” We are proud of our outstanding applied and basic research
and encourage interdisciplinary projects. Moreover, our faculty fosters a close dialogue with industry and
encourages and supports the creation of spin-off companies.


Biomedical engineering is an internationally visible research area with a long tradition at Graz University of
Technology. It has established a complete bachelor's and master's curriculum as well as a doctoral school.
For interdisciplinary research, the Faculty is also embedded in the inter-university cooperation "BioTechMed
Graz" with the University of Graz and the Medical University of Graz. This interdisciplinary network opens
up the field for many current research topics and enables access to the latest technologies, methods and
data at the location beyond the TU's resources.


We are looking for a person with an excellent scientific track record to represent the field of Computational
Medicine in research and in teaching and complements the existing research focus of the Faculty. The new
professor should teach Computational Medicine in the bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD programs in Biomedical
Engineering and Computer Science and should be an engaged mentor for our students. The applicant
should have a research focus in theoretical and computer-based methods to identify, analyze, and compare
the mechanisms, diagnoses, and treatment of human illnesses. This includes the development of computeraided models in any area of medicine including molecular biology, oncology, morphology, and pathology,
with the aim of improved patient care.


Cooperation with the newly created professorship for Bioinformatics, within the faculty and in the field of
BioTechMed is expected.


Employment requirements:
 A relevant doctoral degree (PhD);
 A relevant habilitation (venia docendi) or an equivalent qualification;
 Excellent scientific achievements;
 Excellent didactic skills;
 Management and leadership abilities.


We also expect:
 International experience and integration in the international research community;
 Experience with acquisition and management of research grants or industrial experience;
 Experience in planning and teaching of relevant courses


Participation in teaching at bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level and active participation in academic selfadministration are expected. Excellent command of written and spoken English is required to represent the
field internationally and to teach graduate courses. If the candidate does not speak German, we expect the
willingness to learn German.


We expect the successful candidate to transfer her or his residence to the area of Graz.


Equal Opportunity Employer
Graz University of Technology aims to increase the proportion of women, in particular in management and
academic staff, and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced
ratio of men and women has been achieved at the university, preference will be given to women if applicants
are equally qualified.


Graz University of Technology actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be
discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or
ideology, age, sexual orientation (Anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant
qualifications are expressly invited to apply.


How to apply
Interested applicants are requested to submit by email a detailed application in English language including
 a resume with description of research and teaching experience (also mentioning theses
supervised);
 a teaching statement and a research statement;
 a list of publications including copies of the five most important publications;
 copies of certificates and diplomas;
 the applications form available at https://www.tugraz.at/go/professorships-vacancies


The inclusion of reference letters is not requested.


The application should be sent to the dean of the Faculty of Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering
at applications.csbme@tugraz.at.


Important Dates
The deadline for applications is November 26, 2019.


The hearings for the professorship will take place in the period of 27 January to 14 February 2020.
Candidates should be available for interviews in this period. For further question, please contact Gernot
Müller-Putz (gernot.mueller@tugraz.at).


The Dean: Roderick Bloem www.tugraz.at/go/professorships


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