Assistant Professor in Molecular Biology

Posted on February 25,

The Medical University of Vienna is one of Europe’s premiere institutions for biomedical and clinical research. We are looking for a highly qualified scientist in the field of Molecular Biology with enthusiasm for inter- and multi-disciplinary research, and commitment to teaching. 

The Max Perutz Labs (, a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, are seeking a tenure track junior group leader with outstanding potential to establish an independent and internationally competitive research group. The mission of the Max Perutz Labs is to catalyze discovery in mechanistic biomedicine with an emphasis on analyzing and reconstituting biological processes from atomic to tissue and organismal scales. The successful candidate will bring ambition and creativity to tackle fundamental biological questions that have the potential to impact human health. 

Your profile: 
• Completed scientific or medical education with PhD or equivalent degree. 
• International recognition in the respective research area. 
• Successful and continuous acquisition of peer-reviewed third-party funding. 
• Educational and didactic qualifications including supervision of Masters and PhD students. 
• Diversity and gender competence. 
• International working experience 

We offer: 
The successful candidate will be offered an Assistant Professor position for a maximum duration of six years. Should the candidate meet the conditions stipulated in the qualification agreement, she/he will be promoted to tenured Associate Professor. Conditions and criteria are defined in the official career track guidelines of the university (Career scheme for the scientific University staff according to §99 Abs. 5 University Act 2002 “New qualification agreement” - 

The gross salary for this position is based on the collective agreement for university employees (§49, A2) and may be adjusted depending on previous work experience. 

The Max Perutz Labs is located at the Vienna BioCenter (VBC), a leading center for life science research in Europe. The campus is home to 1400 scientists from more than 40 nations with English as the working language. In addition to excellent core facilities and a competitive international PhD program, the campus offers on-site childcare and the city of Vienna has regularly topped international indices for its quality of life. The Max Perutz Labs at the Vienna Biocenter provides an excellent research environment in one of Europe’s prime locations for biomedical research including high-end core research facilities as well as international PhD programs ( 

The Medical University of Vienna aims to increase the proportion of women in executive positions and encourages qualified female candidates to apply. In case of equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants. 

Application documents: 
Please submit your application in English to [email protected] by April 30th, 2021 at the latest. All files should be merged into a single PDF. 

Applications should include: 
• curriculum vitae 
• list of publications 
• list of five key publications with the possibility of electronic downloading 
• summary of research and teaching activities 
• a concept of future research plans 
• three letters of reference 
• contact addresses of three referees 

Applicants are also requested to complete the form (FactSheet) posted online and to attach it to their application ( 

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About us 
The Medical University of Vienna is one of the most established medical training and research institutions in Europe. With 8,000 students, it is today the largest medical training facility in the German-speaking area. Together, 26 university departments and three clinical institutes as well as twelve basic science centres and numerous highly specialized laboratories make the Medical University of Vienna one of the most important cutting-edge research institutions in biomedicine.

Professor Markus Müller, MD