With approximately 7500 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 have an immediate opening for a
Full Professor for Outcomes Research in Ophthalmology
in accordance with salary grade W2 of the State Renumeration Act (Landesbesoldungsgesetz), for 5 years with tenure track
This new established professorship is based at the Department of Ophthalmology, Mainz University Medical Center (Head Prof. Dr. Norbert Pfeiffer). The aim of the professorship is to establish, for the first time in Germany, health outcome research in ophthalmology. It builds on the national center for ophthalmic health outcome research in Mainz.
The successful candidate shall represent ophthalmic outcomes research also in teaching and patient care.
The scientific tasks of this position include the analysis of patient care in ophthalmology, research into the patient perspective, health economic analyses and development of new research concepts. Thus, we require excellent scientific qualifications including internationally visible publications and previously successful funding. The position is linked to the already existing center for ophthalmic epidemiology in outcomes research and should further this to a national center for outcomes research. Thus, candidates should be willing and able to cooperate closely with structures within the University Medical Center Mainz and University of Mainz (e.g. IMBEI, IZKS, CTVB, Department of Economics), national structures (insurance companies, medical associations, German Ophthalmological Society, Medical Associations such as the Berufsverband für Augenärzte) and international partners. Thus, candidates should have an excellent visibility in outcomes research and must have been successful in building networks.
It is intended to strengthen and outcomes research orientated practices in the existing medical systems. Thus, along with research experience in outcomes research a degree in medicine and practical experience in ophthalmol-ogy are helpful.
The position involves tasks in teaching medical students and also other staff. Thus, we require candidates to have well established teaching experience and a habilitation or similar achievements according to § 49, Abs 1 Nr. 4a Higher Education Act.
All remaining conditions for employment are defined in § 49 of the German Higher Education Act of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.
The position constitutes a private law employment relationship to the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. The State of Rheinland-Palatinate, the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the University Medical Center pursue a concept of intensive support for students and expect instructors to maintain a high presence. 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.
Please send your application with the usual documents (CV, degree and other certificates) in German or English, including proof of previous teaching experience, acquisition of external funding and publications to the
Scientific Director of the University Medical Center of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
(Vorstand der Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz),
Univ.-Prof. Dr. U. Förstermann,
email: [email protected],
telephone: +49 (0) 6131/17-9693
by 11.08.2016 (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.