Ph.D. Student (f/m/d) "Digital Medicine"

Fraunhofer MEVIS is a world leading research and development center driving the digital transformation of medicine. We pursue a patient-centered approach tailored to clinical processes to solve important questions in precision diagnosis and therapy. We conduct both publicly funded R&D projects as well as industry funded contract R&D and product development.

As part of a cooperation with the Leibniz Institute for Prevention Research and Epidemiology BIPS and the University of Bremen, you will work in the interdisciplinary project The Intelligent Digital Guideline Editor (IDEAL). Challenging tasks around the topic of digital medical guidelines are waiting for you. The goal of the project is to make the adaptation of guidelines to new medical evidence more efficient and dynamic.

What we expect from you

  • an above-average master's degree (scientific university degree) in computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering or a related discipline
  • experience in object-oriented programming in Python
  • experience in software development with Qt or Angular
  • willingness to learn medical contexts and technical terms as well as formal models (PROforma)
  • high motivation to work scientifically both independently and in an interdisciplinary team with the goal of obtaining a doctoral degree
  • good English language skills; good German language skills will be advantageous

What you can expect from us

You will work in a young interdisciplinary institute with flat hierarchies and a variety of training and development opportunities. You can freely arrange your working hours within the framework of our trust-based working hours model and work from home if required.

The weekly working time is 39 hours. The full-time position with half pay allows 50% of your working time for your doctorate and 50% for the collaboration in the research project as a research assistant.
The position is initially limited to 3 years.
The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft attaches great importance to the professional equality of all genders.

Fraunhofer MEVIS bears the "family logo" of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft - a confirmation that we as an institute offer outstanding opportunities for a good work-life-balance. For example, we support our employees with flexible work options and their arrangement in terms of time and place, part-time work, childcare options (including taking care in emergencies), support in the area of homecare/eldercare, and the organization of parental leave and return to work after parental leave.

The employment of severely disabled people is also an important concern for us. If they are equally suitable, people with a severe disability are given preferential consideration.

Fraunhofer is Europe’s largest application-oriented research organization. Our research efforts are geared entirely to people’s needs: health, security, communication, energy and the environment. As a result, the work undertaken by our researchers and developers has a significant impact on people’s lives. We are creative. We shape technology. We design products. We improve methods and techniques. We open up new vistas.

In case of questions regarding this position, please contact:
Dr. Max Westphal

Job Reference: MEVIS-2021-27 Closing Date: .