Full Professor (W2) in Systems medicine with focus on organ interaction

RWTH Aachen
Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine
Germany NRW Aachen


We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of systems medicine with focus on organ interaction. The professorship will be located at the Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine (JRC) and should focus on the modelling and simulation of the interaction of organs and their regulation in the context of clinically relevant questions.

Candidates are expected to have a visible research agenda and outstanding expertise in the development and establishment of systems medical analyses in the field of organ interactions. A special focus should be the development of multi-scale models by integrating heterogeneous data structures. In addition to diagnostic and clinical parameters, omics data in particular should be used to investigate organ interactions.

Future cooperation in the form of interdisciplinary and scientific cooperation with the institutes of the Medical Faculty and the clinics of the University Hospital RWTH Aachen is as important as cooperation with the Helmholtz Institute for Biomedical Engineering, and the engineering and scientific disciplines of RWTH Aachen University. In addition, the cooperation in the main research areas of the faculty and the associated research networks (e.g. SFB TRR 57, SFB TRR 219, IRTG 2150, GRK 2375, GRK 2416, PAK 961, JARA-BRAIN, IZKF AACHEN) belongs to the requirements.

In addition, an active commitment in the new medical student’s curriculum of the Medical Faculty (“Modellstudiengang Medizin Aachen”), in the master program “Biomedical Engineering” as well as in the development of planned new courses of study in the field of Computational Life Sciences is also expected. Active participation in the further development of the JRC and in interdisciplinary research clusters in the computational sciences (e.g. CSDS) is also desired.


A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching and a teaching portfolio. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:
Dekan der Medizinischen Fakultät der RWTH Aachen
Univ.-Prof. Dr. S. Uhlig
Pauwelsstraße 30
52074 Aachen

In addition, please complete the applicant’s questionnaire and the teaching portfolio that can be found under www.ukaachen.de/fuer-bewerber/stellenmarkt.html
You can also send your application via email to dekanat@ukaachen.de. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.

The deadline for applications is 14.03.2019.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.