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IMBA – the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna – is one of Europe’s leading life sciences institutes. Together with the research institutions IMP, GMI and MFPL, IMBA is part of the Vienna BioCenter, a vibrant research campus home to 1400 scientists and 700 students from over 40 different countries.


We are looking for outstanding faculty candidates who aim to pursue an ambitious and innovative research program in any area of molecular, cellular, or developmental biology. IMBA’s current focus areas are in RNA biology, cellular and chromosomal dynamics, and stem cell biology (note that IMBA has a separate call for group leaders in the stem cell area).



The recruitment package includes a competitive salary, four fully funded positions (two PhD students, one postdoctoral researcher, one technician), and generous consumables and investment budgets. Research groups enjoy free access to a broad portfolio of outstanding scientific core facilities, including a mouse house, Drosophila facility, microscopy, cytometry, mass spectrometry, a scientific workshop, bioinformatics, and stem cell and genome engineering facilities. Successful candidates will be offered an initial contract of five years, which is foreseen to be extended to eight years, subject to external review. IMBA is committed to achieving gender balance and strongly encourages applications from women. Appointment will be based on merit alone.  



Foremost, you will build up your research group in one of Europe’s most vibrant life science centers. As an IMBA group leader you will be part of a dynamic and collegial faculty that is embedded in the multidisciplinary environment of the Vienna BioCenter. The recruitment of students via the highly competitive Vienna BioCenter PhD program and Summer School ensure access to great students while our symposia, seminars and lecture series on campus attract outstanding international speakers. IMBA provides a very supportive and family friendly environment with the availability of subsidized child care facilities available at the Vienna BioCenter. Beyond that, Vienna is a multicultural capital city, consistently ranking amongst the top three cities worldwide for the quality of living. 



Applications should be submitted electronically by December 15, 2018.

In your online application, you will be asked to include a cover letter, a CV including your publication list, and a concise summary of past achievements and future research plans (the latter not exceeding three pages). When registering, you will be asked to name three referees who will submit a reference letter online.

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