The position will be located at the Max Perutz Labs, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna with the mission to catalyze fundamental discoveries in Mechanistic Biomedicine. The Max Perutz Labs provide access to state-of-the-art facilities and are located at the Vienna BioCenter, a leading center for the molecular life sciences in Europe.
Doctoral degree/PhD and at least two years post-doctoral experience at a university or other research institution; as a general rule, applicants must have gained research experience outside the University of Vienna for a total of at least two years during or after their doctoral studies.
Outstanding achievements and potential in research, excellent publication record, international reputation.
Experience in designing and participating in research projects, ability to lead research groups, willingness to acquire third-party funding.
Potential for successfully acquiring an ERC Starting Grant or an ERC Consolidator Grant (depending on career level) or comparable renowned funding within the qualification period.
Enthusiasm for excellent teaching, teaching experience at universities or a teaching concept. Candidates are expected to be willing to teach students at all levels (bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level), to supervise academic theses and to promote junior colleagues.
The University of Vienna expects the successful candidate to acquire, within three years, proficiency in German sufficient for teaching in bachelor’s programmes and for participation in university committees.
the opportunity to obtain a permanent position and eventual promotion to full professor. The successful candidate is hired as “Assistant professor” for a maximum duration of six years. If the candidate meets the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, the assistant professor is promoted to tenured “associate professor”, i.e. obtains a permanent position. If the conditions are not met, the employment will end upon expiry of the contract. Associate professors can be promoted to “full professor” through a university-internal competitive procedure.
at least a salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff: section 49, job group A2
in addition to the statutory social insurance, the University of Vienna offers a pension scheme to its employees.
a dynamic research environment.
attractive working conditions in a city with a high quality of life.
a wide range of support services offered by central service institutions.
The University of Vienna is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at). The University strives to increase the share of women in professorial positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
1. Cover Sheet and Table of Contents
2. Letter of motivation
3. Academic curriculum vitae
key terms that best describe your own research interests
education, degrees (incl. information about the PhD granting institution and the exact date DD.MM.YYYY when the PhD was conferred)
applicable parental leave, family or other care times, …
scientific or scholarly “esteem factors” (e.g. experiences as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)
previous and current cooperation partners
complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as principal investigator (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume), and, if applicable, of inventions/patents
list of most important scientific talks (max. 10)
list of courses taught
list of theses supervised
4. List of publications
link to own ORCID iD record
if common in your field of research provide information about indexation in data bases such as SCIE, SSCI, AHCI, citations resp. book reviews received or other indicators of scientific quality/international visibility (best paper award, etc.)
5. Research statement
explain your previous research achievements (max. 2 pages) and future research plans (max. 4 pages)
name the three most important publications with an explanation of their relevance for this tenure track professorship
describe your publication strategy
6. Teaching statement
explain your teaching and supervision concept, including a description of the previous and planned priorities in academic teaching and supervision (max. 2 pages)
Appendices to application document (in a single PDF or ZIP file named “LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip”):
Three key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available)
Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)
Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)
The application deadline is 10 January 2022.