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Professor for Methods Research in Evidence Synthesis (m/f/d)

The University of Krems is a distinguished institution that specializes in providing academic continuing education. As a public university, it employs its expertise in teaching and research to address pertinent societal issues and tailors its study programs accordingly. With a diverse post-graduate student community of 8,000 individuals from 85 countries, the University of Krems combines its extensive experience in university-based continuing education with innovative approaches to provide exceptional quality in research and teaching on a global scale. The picturesque Campus Krems, situated in the world heritage region of Wachau, is just 60 km from Vienna and offers a highly desirable location that adds to the university's appeal.

The Department for Evidence-based Medicine and Evaluation at the University of Krems hosts Cochrane Austria and is a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-based Medicine. It is currently looking for a postdoctoral researcher for a position as an:

Professor for Methods Research in Evidence Synthesis (m/f/d)
according to §99 UG (Austrian Universities Act)

Minimum 20 hrs./week                                                                      Advertisement No. SB23-0146

General job description and profile:

The responsibilities of the university professor encompass the representation of and advocacy for the field of Evidence Synthesis in research and teaching. This includes assuming management and leadership roles within the department and expanding the array of courses available. The future position holder should conduct leading-edge empirical research, with the results being integrated into the ongoing PhD program.

Your Tasks:

  • Conducting original research in the field of evidence synthesis, which may involve designing and conducting systematic reviews, rapid reviews, and related methods research.
  • Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals and presenting research at conferences.
  • Securing research grants and funding to support research initiatives.
  • Developing and delivering courses related to evidence-based medicine, clinical epidemiology, and research methods to undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Active involvement in the PhD program Applied Evidence Synthesis for Health Research.
  • Mentoring and advising junior faculty and students at various levels, including PhD candidates, and guiding them in their research projects.
  • Participating in academic committees and contributing to institutional governance.
  • Supervising research staff, postdoctoral researchers, and graduate students working on research projects.
  • Collaborating with methods groups within Cochrane.

To be considered for the position, the following selection criteria must be met:

  • A doctoral degree and habilitation or equivalent qualifications in a health-related field such as biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, nursing science, or medicine.
  • Established scientific track record, including publications and presentations in the field of evidence synthesis and related methodological research.
  • Experience in teaching courses at a university level.
  • Experience in supervising graduate and undergraduate students in their academic theses
  • Demonstrated ability to secure research grants.
  • Leadership experience.
  • Ability to lead research teams.
  • Excellent English skills equivalent to C1 proficiency.

Desirable scientific expertise includes:

  • International research experience.
  • Participation in international organizations or networks related to evidence-based medicine and evidence synthesis (e.g., Cochrane, Campbell, Joanna Briggs Institute).
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and establishing research and teaching partnerships with both national and international partners.
  • Expertise in conducting outreach activities and knowledge translation for a general audience.
  • Competence in gender equality and diversity

The University of Krems sees high innovation potential in the diversity of its employees and commits to diversity as a guiding principle. At the same time, it aims to increase the proportion of female employees and explicitly invites qualified women to apply. Women will be given priority in case of equal qualifications.

Individuals with disabilities who fulfil the necessary qualifications are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

The professor will be appointed limited to 5 years according to the appointment procedure laid down in section §99 UG.

The remuneration for this Professorship will be EUR 6,362.50 € gross per month, , on a full-time basis (according to the collective agreement of the universities §49 VwGr. A1). A willingness to negotiate higher salary exists for candidates with corresponding qualifications and professional experience. The successful candidate may work part-time, with a minimum 20 hours per week.

Please include the application abstract with your application, available in the advertisement at Professorships - University for Continuing Education Krems (donau-uni.ac.at) along with the necessary documents to demonstrate compliance with the selection criteria.

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Cover letter
  • Ideas for shaping the professorship
  • List of projects
  • List of publications
  • Evaluations of teaching activities

We look forward to receiving your application via mail to bewerbung@donau-uni.ac.at by May 15th, 2024.

If you have further questions, please contact: karin.mewald@donau-uni.ac.at.

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Professor for Methods Research in Evidence Synthesis (m/f/d)

Krems an der Donau
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Veröffentlicht am 26.03.2024

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