Independent Junior Group Leader

Job Details
Closing Date: 2019-05-31
Institution: Medical University of Vienna
Keyword Names: Cancer/Oncology, Academic/Research
Line 1: Medical University of Vienna
City: Vienna
Country: Austria

Job Description

Independent Junior Group Leader (x2)

Translational Oncology, Institute of Cancer Research Vienna, Austria

The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR) at the Medical University of Vienna is a vibrant research institution that is embedded in the Comprehensive Cancer Center Vienna.

The ICR is planning to strengthen the translation of basic science research into clinical applications and is seeking for  two Junior Group Leaders (tenure-track positions) in the area of Translational Oncology with a preferred focus on tumor immunity, metastasis research and computational biology.

We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated individuals with a PhD and/or MD degree and a successfully completed post-doctoral training in a relevant area of cancer biology or molecular oncology. Applicants must provide a record of scientific excellence through high-profile publications and acquisition of competitive funding/fellowships. The successful candidate is expected to develop a strong and exciting research program, to catalyze the clinical translation of cancer biology concepts and contribute to common activities of the research focus. The new research group will benefit from the attractive interdisciplinary environment and the close cooperation with the Comprehensive Cancer Center and the various associated clinical departments of the General Hospital.

Applications should include a motivation letter, full CV, list of publications, a brief description of past achievements and future research plan in the field of translational oncology (max. 3-4 pages), names and addresses of three referees.

The full time positions are limited to 6 years with tenure-track possibility after successful evaluation. We offer an internationally competitive salary and start-up package, a fully equipped laboratory and access to all cutting-edge methods and technology in biomedical research. The successful candidate is expected to raise financial support from national and international third-party funds such as the FWF, EC, ERC.

As one of the leading medical research centers in Europe, the Medical University of Vienna is the largest medical organization in Austria and provides the largest hospital in Europe, the Vienna General Hospital (AKH) with its medical staff. The Medical University of Vienna occupies an impressive 25th place in the international "Medical Technology" category, thereby improving its ranking by four places relative to 2017. The Medical University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and is striving to increase the proportion of women in leading positions and therefore explicitly requests qualified women to apply.

Informal enquires and applications should be submitted electronically to the head of the Institute at the following address by 31 May 2019: