as of April 1, 2024
full-time; initially limited for 3 years according to WissZeitVG Drittmittel
Your salary will be based on TV-L

» Your tasks

  • Development of computational methods and processing pipelines dedicated to the project
  • Application of existing and development of new analytical and ML solutions
  • Data visualization and communication
  • Work in close collaboration with our medical collaboration partners
  • Managing the project in terms of data organization, analysis, and deadlines
  • Collaboration with our medical informatics partners who will establish data management platform

» Your Profile

  • PhD degree in computer science, physics, bioinformatics, or a related field
  • Excellence in programming (python)
  • Proven experience with deep learning
  • Experience with computation on cluster architectures
  • Great communication skills, capacity of working in a team and in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Capacity of independently managing a project involving multiple collaboration partners


Applications should include CV, cover letter, and contact to 2 references.

» Our Offer

  • Opportunity to apply and develop cutting-edge machine learning and computational technologies to resolve timely medical and scientific problems
  • Collaborative, and international multi-disciplinary working environment where colloquial and working language is English
  • Development and networking through participation in workshop and conferences both ML and biology or medicine

» Your future with us

Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future - the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 60 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 12,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

» Your future in detail

Our group is working on data-intensive problems in biomedicine by combining machine learning, statistical and other computational methods. Image data and deep learning solutions represent key focus of our research. Embedded in the thriving biomedical campus in Cologne, we are involved in scientific collaborations with partners across medical disciplines and address questions ranging from histopathology of cancer to behavioral changes in neurodegenerative diseases.

As a part of a newly established collaboration with the Eye Hospital in Cologne we will analyze large datasets of diagnostic and experimental images of the eye, its lymphatic and immunoregulatory composition. Cologne Eye Hospital is one of Germany’s largest in terms of treated patients and scientific output and is generating large volumes of image data of the organ.

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate who will take the lead in this project. The role will involve development of image analysis methods for quantifying information in large image datasets depicting eye morphology and its change in disease. Besides data analysis, the postdoctoral scholar will be responsible for communication with the medical and experimental collaboration partners as well as the medical informatics partners who will establish data management platform for this project.

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.

Prof. Dr. Katarzyna Bozek
Application deadline: 17.03.2024
Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00004363
50937 Köln