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Reference number: 22.20-3.1

The Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of Heinrich Heine University (HHU) Düsseldorf and the Research Centre Jülich invite applications for a join

Associate (W2) Professorship in Big Data Analytics for Microscopic Images

We are looking for a candidate who has acquired extensive knowledge in large-scale processing, 3D reconstruction and analysis of microscopic images, preferably from the field of neuroscience, using modern computer vision and machine learning methods, and who can demonstrate an independent contribution in this field and represent this area in research and teaching at a high level. The focus should be on establishing robust deep learning methods with minimal supervision in a high-throughput environment that couples data acquisition, distributed data management, and parallelization with a scalable computing infrastructure. Consequently, we also expect relevant expertise in neuroinformatics and experience in interacting with stakeholders of computing infrastructures. Candidates are expected to work in an international collaborative environment. They must have an internationally recognised research profile, a proven track record in high-level publications, and demonstrable success in the acquisition and management of third-party funding.

A strong commitment to academic teaching is expected with proven teaching experience in the areas of computer science, image analysis, computer vision, machine learning, deep learning and related subjects.

Applicants will be hired in accordance with the general prere-quisites pertaining to service law of section 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia University Act (Hochschulgesetz NRW) which require an aptitude for teaching, exceptional competence in research, and additional scientific achievements.

Applications from women are expressly welcome. Women of equal aptitude, ability and professional competence will receive particular consideration, unless there are compelling reason for choosing another applicant.

Heinrich Heine University lives the principle of „excellence through diversity“. HHU has signed the „Charta der Vielfalt (diversity)“ and successfully participated in the audit „Shaping Diversity“ of the Stifterverband. HHU is certified as family-friend-ly and aims to promote its employees‘ diversity.

Applications from suitably qualified severely disabled persons or disabled persons regarded as being of equal status according to Book IX of the German Social Legal Code (SGB – Sozialgesetzbuch) are encouraged.

At Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, appointments may also be part-time, provided there are no overriding administrative reasons in individual cases for requiring full-time employment.

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf offers a Dual Career Service and is a member of the Rhineland Dual Career Network (Dual Career Netzwerk Rheinland). Further information can be obtained at

Applicants should submit (1) a personal statement, (2) a curriculum vitae that includes lists of all scientific publications and of competitively acquired third-party funding (incl. grants), and (3) a short statement of research and teaching interests in digital format. Applications should be sent, as a single PDF file, citing reference number 22.20-3.1, to the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences ( The closing date for applications is 02.12.2020.