Full Professor (W2) in Disease modelling with focus on phase transitions between phenotypes

RWTH Aachen
Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine
Germany Aachen


We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of disease modelling with focus on phase transitions between phenotypes. The professorship will be located at the Joint Research Center for Computational Biomedicine (JRC).

The candidate is expected to have a visible research agenda and outstanding expertise in the development and establishment of “phase transition” models in systems medicine. The focus should be on the analysis and modelling of mechanisms of disease progression. The models concerned should reflect a differentiated mathematical representation of the phase progression (e.g. progress, chronification or malignant transformation) of the respective diseases.

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, collaboration in the research foci 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, IZKF AACHEN) as well as collaboration in the further development of the JRC and in interdisciplinary research clusters in the computational sciences (e.g. CSDS) are part of the requirements. Dedicated cooperation in the medical student’s curriculum of the Medical Faculty (“Modellstudiengang Medizin Aachen”), in the master program “Biomedical Engineering” and future courses in this field is also expected.


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
D-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.