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Assistant Professor for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science in Radiation Oncology

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WorkplaceBern, Bern region, Switzerland
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The Medical Faculty of the University of Bern and the University Hospital (Inselspital) in Bern, Switzerland, invite applications for an

Assistant Professor for Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science in Radiation Oncology

(limited to 4 years with option to extend)

The University Hospital for Radio-Oncology, together with its alliance partners, is one of the largest providers of radiotherapy in Switzerland and a central cross-sectional service provider of the University Cancer Center Inselspital UCI. In addition to highly specialised services, the clinic covers a wide range of basic radio-oncology care. The clinic runs comprehensive research programs in the fields of medical physics, innovation and technology, radiobiology, clinical research and data science.

To strengthen the portfolio of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Data Science, a new professorship for "AI and Data Science in Radiation Oncology" is being created in close collaboration with the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and the Center for Artificial Intelligence in Medicine CAIM.


The future position holder will have an excellent track record in AI modelling and data science with applications in the field of oncology, preferably radiation oncology. Experience in the field of oncological imaging is an advantage. Great emphasis is placed on successfully completed translational projects, ideally to the point of clinical application. Work on the importance of data quality and robustness of AI models is an advantage.

Applicants should have a PhD in computer science, computational science or other related fields, with at least 5 years of experience as a postdoctoral researcher (Advanced PostDoc, or Senior Researcher level). Furthermore, you should have an independent research profile, including the establishment of an internationally competitive research group and the competitive acquisition of external funding.

The professorship is expected to be highly active in promoting young researchers and teaching. In addition to scientific excellence, strong communication skills are indispensable for the successful accomplishment of the range of tasks. The position is limited to 4 years. An evaluation will then be carried out and there may be an option for an extension.

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The University of Bern aims to increase the proportion of women in professorships and therefore strongly encourages female applicants to apply.
The University of Bern has various offers in the area of compatibility of work and family / partnership. These include childcare services, offers for partners and the possibility of job sharing (https://www.vereinbarkeit.unibe.ch).

Job sharing applications are welcome. In the case of a job sharing application, both candidates should apply together and submit a collaborative concept outlining their proposed working arrangement.

For further information, please contact the President of the Election Committee, Prof. Marcel Egger, Executive Director, Institute of Physiology, University of Bern, e-mail: marcel.eggerunibe.ch.

Applications must be submitted solely electronically no later than March 11, 2024 to the Dean’s Office of the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern by this link:

For applicants who are shortlisted, a symposium will be held on April 25, 2024. Please keep this date free.

Further information regarding required documentation can be found under:

or under: https://we.tl/t-­TvUazlc7kW

The Dean’s Office, University of Bern, Faculty of Medicine, Murtenstrasse 11, CH-3008 Bern


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