Job advertisement: Associate or Full Professorship in Medical Informatics

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin and Berlin Institute of Health (BIH) jointly invite applica-tions for the following position commencing as soon as possible: Associate or Full Professorship in Medical Informatics (Salary group: W2/W3 BBesG); Reference number: Prof. 516/2018

The tenured appointment will be with a salary according to the W2 or W3 level depending on the standing, qualification and personal experience of the selected candidate. The appointment comes with a tenure-package for an independent research group ("Resources") which will be negotiated during the recruitment and is subject to regular evaluation every five years.

The professorship will be part of the rapidly evolving ‘Digital Medicine’ Platform at BIH and Charité. Together with the recent strategic recruitments within this area, the E-Health and Intraoperability unit, and other relevant players, the successful candidate will be actively involved in the further development of this platform.

The successful candidate should establish collaborations with the Institute of Medical Informatics (Director: Prof. Dr. Thomas Tolxdorff) and other related research areas and groups, e.g., epidemiology, bioinformatics and biometrics. We expect that the successful candidate will strengthen the contribution of the Charité and the BIH to the Medical Informatics Initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). 

Charité and BIH seek to fill this position with an outstanding, internationally recognized scientist with an excellent track record in at least one area of the following areas of medical informatics, e.g.: clinical data management and ontologies, medical signal and imaging processing, personalized medicine, information security and distributed systems. The successful candidate should have a strong interest to applied research as well as the translation of newly developed methods and technologies into medical practice.

An excellent publication record demonstrating the quality of the research and a strong funding record are expected, as well as experience with respect to the initiation of interdisciplinary collaborative research projects. The successful candidate will be engaged in teaching activities (2 hours per week) at Charité, BIH, and MDC, supervise Master and Doctoral candidates, and participate in academic self-organization.

Qualifications: as per § 100 Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG) junior professorship or postdoctoral thesis (Habilitation), or equivalent scientific achievement and teaching qualification. Completed university degree as well as doctorate (Ph.D and/or M.D.) with significant post-doctoral experience.

Charité and BIH are committed to increasing the proportion of women among the scientific staff, therefore we strongly encourage women to apply. Women will be given preference over equally qualified men (within the framework of the legal possibilities). Candidates with immigrant background who fulfill the necessary requirements are explicitly encouraged to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference.

Written applications according to the format specified on should be submitted by 30 June 2018 at Please submit, as part the requested short concept of the professorship, a proposal of about 2-3 pages outlining the plan for your future in Berlin. This should include ideas or future research and how these will tie in with the existing entities at the BIH and the Charité.