As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long-tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.
Recently, the Faculty of Physics established a new Chair for Experimental Physics – Medical Physics. In this context, the Faculty of Physics invites applications for a
Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Experimental Physics - Experimental oncological imaging
commencing as soon as possible.
This professorship, which is supported by the DFG Cluster of Excellence "Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics" (MAP), will be associated with the Chair of Experimental Physics – Medical Physics (Prof. K. Parodi). The successful applicant is expected to contribute to novel developments in oncological biomedical imaging for improvements in tumor diagnostics, biological characterization and therapeutic precision with an emphasis on pre-clinical applications at the Laboratory for Extreme Photonics (LEX) and the Center for Advanced Laser Application (CALA), where novel sources of laser-accelerated ion beams are currently being developed. To this aim, a focus on innovative imaging techniques and a broad range of expertise in detector instrumentation, image reconstruction and data processing will be of advantage. For the establishment of his/her own research group, the professor will be given access to central resources and experimental and clinical infrastructures, including laboratory space. Involvement in the MAP Cluster of Excellence and close cooperation with the LMU Faculty of Medicine, where a small animal irradiation device with cone beam imaging has recently been installed, is strongly supported. The successful candidate will contribute to the Medical Physics teaching portfolio, especially within the newly established Medical Physics Specialization Curriculum in the LMU Master of Science program in Physics.
LMU Munich seeks the appointment of a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university and a doctoral degree. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.
The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.
Under the terms of the "LMU Academic Career Program", in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.
LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.
LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Prof. Dr. Ralf
Bender, Dekanat der Fakultät für Physik, Schellingstrasse 4, D- 80799 Munich, Germany, no later than June 30, 2015.