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University Professor (m/f/d) of Medical Biostatistics

University of Mainz
Mainz, Rheinland-Pfalz (DE)
Closing date
13 Mar 2024

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Employment - Hours
Full time

With approximately 8000 employees, the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) is one of the largest employers in the State of Rhineland-Palatinate. Our center treats more than 300,000 patients every year and is also a prominent institution for research and education. As a maximum care hospital, we offer numerous opportunities for personal and professional development.

We are inviting applications for the position of University Professor (m/f/d) of Medical Biostatistics (comparable to salary grade W2 LBesG)

The successful candidate will represent the entire field of Medical Biostatistics in research and teaching (including the training of young researchers and academic career development).

The position fulfills important cross-sectional tasks for the research strategy of the Mainz University Medical Center in the field of quantitative biomedicine and thus requires interdisciplinary cooperation, especially with local core research areas. It includes leadership of the division of Medical Biostatistics at the Institute of Medical Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics (IMBEI).

Therefore, applicants must demonstrate staff management and communication skills and must possess a cooperative and interdisciplinary work attitude.

The position is to be filled as soon as possible. We are looking for a researcher with extensive experience and proven expertise in the field of biostatistical methods as well as biomedical monitoring of clinical research projects.

The position’s scientific tasks include the further development of the methodology of clinical and epidemiological studies. We also expect close cooperation with clinical and epidemiological researchers as well as with the Interdisciplinary Center of Clinical Studies (IZKS) when planning, implementing, and evaluating research projects.

This includes the coordination of statistical consulting services. Accordingly, excellent research achievements in the advertised field are required, evidenced through publications and competitive third-party funding.

Furthermore, the professor will be expected to teach courses in the Medicine and Dentistry programs as well as in the master’s program Epidemiology. Participation in the Mathematics, Biology or Applied Bioinformatics programs is possible.

In addition to teaching in regular degree programs and statistical consulting for researchers, the future holder of the position must be willing to get involved in the training of young researchers as well as in academic career development, e.g. in the context of structured doctoral programs (MainzDOC; TransMed), summer schools or workshops.

Accordingly, demonstrable teaching competence as well as a habilitation or alternative qualifications according to § 49 subsection 1 no. 4 a of the Hochschulgesetz are required. All remaining conditions for employment are defined in § 49 of the Hochschulgesetz of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.

On principle, a private-law employment relationship with the University Medical Center is provided for. In the case of the successful applications of those who hold tenure for life as a civil servant, may continue to hold this position according to § 20 Abs. 2 Universitätsmedizingesetz.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University Medical Center are advocates of intensive support for students and expect instructors to maintain an active presence at the University. Since the professor will teach in German and English language degree programs, proficiency in both languages is required.

The University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz strives to increase the share of women in scientific managerial positions and therefore invites female scientists, in particular, to apply for the position. Disabled applicants with appropriate qualifications will be favored.

Furthermore, the University Medical Center Mainz is a member of the dual-career network of the Rhine-Main metropolitan region and supports partners of newly employed top talents in their job search.

Please send your application with the usual documents (cover letter, CV, degrees, and other certificates) in German or English, including proof of previous teaching experience (including teaching certificates and, if applicable, teaching evaluations), acquisition of external funding and publications to the Scientific Director of the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Wissenschaftlicher Vorstand der Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz), Univ.-Prof. Dr. U. Förstermann, email:, telephone: +49 (0) 6131/3929546 by March 13, 2024 (applications must be sent by email and, where possible, as a single PDF file).

Please also attach the completed form on research and teaching to your application. The form is available for download on our homepage or can alternatively be requested from the department of Research and Teaching.

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