The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) is one of the world’s leading basic biomedical research institutes, located at the thriving and interdisciplinary Vienna BioCenter which hosts 1900 scientists from over 70 nations. Researchers at the IMP conduct curiosity-driven research across a wide range of topics in molecular cell biology, developmental and regeneration biology, immunology and cancer research, with the aim to understand the mechanisms of life.
The IMP is continuously looking for outstanding group leaders in these areas and is particularly interested in recruiting faculty members who will study mechanistic aspects of development, regeneration, disease and gene regulation at the organismal level, by using genetic and other molecular approaches.
Group leader positions are fully independent positions, similar to assistant professorships. Successful candidates will be offered an initial contract of five years, with an anticipated extension to eight years, subject to external review. Salaries are internationally competitive and group leaders are given generous funds for student, postdoc and technician positions, investments and running costs. The IMP offers access to a broad range of excellent service facilities and participates in the Vienna BioCenter PhD Program and VBC Summer School, which are amongst the most competitive and successful graduate and undergraduate research programs in Europe.
Vienna offers a lively multicultural environment with high living standards, repeatedly ranking as the No. 1 city worldwide for the quality of living (Mercer, Economist rankings). Vienna is a safe, family-friendly city with superb public transportation and the Vienna BioCenter has its own childcare facilities.
For general information on group leader functions at the IMP, see the dedicated sections of this website. The next deadline for group leader applications will be 15 February 2021.
Applications should be submitted to Christopher Robinson via the online submission tool and include a CV with publication list, a summary of research achievements and future research plans, and the contact details of 3 referees. In your publication list please explain in a few sentences the relevance of your most important publications.