W3 Professorship - Cognition-Guided and Robot-Assisted Surgery (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Wednesday 2nd September 2020

Closing date: 11 October 2020

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) combines its three core tasks: research, higher education, and innovation within one mission. With about 9400 employees and 25000 students, KIT is one of the big institutions of research and higher education in natural sciences and engineering in Europe.

The Institute of Anthropomatics and Robotics within the Division 2 "Informatics, Economics, and Society" is seeking to fill, as soon as possible, the position of a

Professor (W3) for Cognition-Guided and Robot-Assisted Surgery

The focus of the professorship is on artificial intelligence methods for robot- and computer-assisted surgery, with the objective of developing and evaluating semi-autonomous, context-sensitive assistance systems for the operating room of the future. 

Possible research areas are machine learning for surgical robotics, data science for surgery, modelling of and learning from surgical experience, medical image processing, extraction of knowledge from medical data, and the design of innovative robots for surgery.

Teaching will include the training of students of the KIT Department of Informatics in fields such as medical robotics, machine learning, and cognitive systems. Adequate contribution to German-language teaching of basic courses, especially in the field of artificial intelligence, is expected. This requires the willingness to learn German.

The professorship contributes to the KIT Department of Informatics's focus "Robotics and Cognitive Systems". Active participation in the academic tasks of the KIT Department of Informatics and in the self-administration of the KIT in Division II is expected as well as participation in the KIT Center "Information - Systems - Technologies".

In addition, active participation in the strategic cooperation between the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the University of Heidelberg (HEiKA), in the Helmholtz Information & Data Science School for Health (HIDSS4Health), and with the Staedtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe is expected - and made possible - by the KIT. Participation in interACT (International Center for Advanced Communication Technologies) and HeKKSaGOn (German-Japanese university consortium) is desired. 

We are looking for a personality who has outstanding scientific qualifications and an excellent international reputation. Skills in the acquisition of third-party funds and the management of scientific teams are expected, as well as very good didactic skills in both basic computer science lectures and in more master courses. Experience in the development of innovations in application fields of artificial intelligence for the health care sector, e.g. with industrial cooperation partners, is an advantage.

In all other respects the employment requirements are in accordance with §47 LHG. 

KIT is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified. The KIT is certified as a family-friendly university and offers part-time employment, leaves of absence, a Dual Career Service and coaching to actively promote work-life-balance.

Applications with the required documents (curriculum vitae, degree certificates as well as a list of publications) and a perspective paper (maximum of three pages) should be sent by e-mail, preferably compiled into a single PDF document, to dekanat@informatik.kit.edu by 11.10.2020. For enquiries regarding this specific position please contact Professor Dr. Tamim Asfour, e-mail: asfour@kit.edu 

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Organization Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Location Karlsruhe
Title W3 Professorship - Cognition-Guided and Robot-Assisted Surgery
URL http://www.pse.kit.edu/downloads/stellenangebote/W3-Professorship%20for%20Cognition-Guided%20and%20Robot-Assisted%20Surgery%20IAR%2011.10.2020.pdf
Email Address asfour@kit.edu