University Medicine Greifswald

W2 Professorship of Medical Biometry

University Medicine Greifswald

Greifswald, Germany

Within the framework of the Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses (national programme for the promotion of young scientists), University Medicine Greifswald, a partially incorporated entity of the University of Greifswald with legal capacity, invites applications for a

W2 Professorship of Medical Biometry

with Tenure Track at the Institute for Community Medicine, subject to budgetary regulations, and for the initial period of 5 years. This advertisement is aimed at early-career researchers. It is intended that the position holder will become the head of an independent section of the Institute (successor for Prof. Thomas Kohlmann).

We are looking for an internationally recognised expert, who is able to represent the full scope of the field of medical biometry in both research and teaching.

The candidate should have an excellent academic track record, proven by publications and the successful raising of external funding. Appointment requirements include competencies and experience in quantitative methods, biometrical planning and analysis of analytical, hypotheses-testing epidemiological studies and clinical trials. The key fields of activity shall be longitudinal analyses of prospective population-based and clinical cohorts that are either already in place (SHIP, SNiP, GANI_MED) or in planning, e.g. as part of UMG’s clinical information system (KAS+) for supporting research. Further priorities are the application and adaptation/further development of innovative study designs and the planning of the biometrical sample size and evaluation of clinical studies for all phases. We expect teaching aptitude, openness for interdisciplinary approaches, willingness to play an active role in the development of our key fields of research – Community Medicine and Molecular Medicine, and to get involved in the establishment of UMG’s Coordination Centre for Clinical studies; as well as collaboration with other faculties.

University Medicine Greifswald supports and demands family-friendly leadership.

Applicants must fulfil the requirements for a university professor according to § 58 of the Landeshochschulgesetz – LHG M-V (State Higher Education Law): in addition to general employment regulations, a successfully completed university degree, extensive teaching experience, doctorate and habilitation or other equivalent academic achievements in the field of biometry. Furthermore, the applicant will be expected to have successful experience in the raising of external funding, be part of a strong research network, and willing to teach in English.

Appointment of temporary W2 professors with agreed tenure-track status shall be made in accordance with § 58 in conjunction with § 61(1) LHG M-V.
The intended permanent appointment of the professorship shall be made after completion of an evaluation procedure in consideration of the University of Greifswald’s Tenure Track Statute and pursuant to the University’s Professorial Appointment Guidelines.

This advertisement is directed at all persons, irrespective of gender.

University Medicine Greifswald would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Thus, applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable.
Severely disabled applicants with the same professional and personal qualifications will also be given preference.

Application costs will not be reimbursed by University Medicine Greifswald.

Applications must be accompanied by a Curriculum Vitae (CV) detailing the academic career, list of scholarly publications, list of externally raised funds, list of courses taught, academic certificates, appointments and teaching experience, selection of 5 original publications; and submitted by the 24 January 2020 in electronic form via [de] (Offene Professuren), addressed to: Universitätsmedizin Greifswald – KdöR, komm. Wissenschaftlicher Vorstand/Dekan, Fleischmannstraße 8, 17475 Greifswald. Applications via post or email cannot be considered. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact

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