Tenure Track Professorship Position in Ex vivo Organ Treatment and Repair

Medical University of Innsbruck - Innsbruck, T

Innsbruck, TVollzeit, Befristet

The Medical University of Innsbruck, located in the heart of the Austrian Alps, is the largest and most important medical research and education facility in the West of Austria. We currently teach and train over 3,000 students in 6 Bachelor, Master and Doctoral Programs, most of them in Medicine. A dedicated staff of more than 2,100 employees covers all relevant fields from basic research to the clinical sciences.

We offer qualified candidates a competitive package according to the Austrian University Law (UG) § 99 (5) and agreements based on rules laid down in a general contract for employees of Austrian Universities (`Universitätskollektivvertrag´) as announced in: Mitteilungsblatt der Medizinischen Universität Innsbruck vom 12.06.2019, Studienjahr 2018/2019, 45. Stk., Nr. 177. More details in English are available upon request.

The Medical University of Innsbruck seeks excellent candidates to start a new research group in Ex vivo Organ Treatment and Repair. The position is open at the Department of Viceral Transplantation and Toraxic Surgery, which offer excellent opportunities for the development of clinical and translational research interests within a highly collaborative and multidisciplinary program.

The current position (full-time employment) commences with a 6-year contract based on a mutually accorded qualification agreement. If the qualification goals are met following a positive evaluation, the contract can be extended indefinitely with the job title of `associate professor´.

Additional Information Benefits
  • competitive start-up package and salary including a guaranteed annual base funding
  • A varied and largely independent job,
  • in a highly attractive work and social environment,
  • in a most livable city.
  • a dynamic research environment
  • numerous options for continuous education and career development
  • excellent support through our service oriented administration including but not limited to child care support and an inhouse pension fund
  • support for acquiring third-party funds
  • dual career consultations

Assistant professors hold independent group leader positions with an initial contract of six years, at the end of which they are reviewed by international peers. If the evaluation is positive, an assistant professor is promoted to a tenured professor.

Selection process

Interested candidates are invited to send their complete application in German or English (pdf documents) to [email protected]

Any applications received by June 30, 2020 will be considered.

Non-EU citizens have to fulfill the relevant Austrian legal requirements regarding residence and work permits.

Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel expenses with reference to this tender.

The Medical University of Innsbruck is an equal opportunity employer. We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity and encourage minorities/women/individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Additional comments

In case of inconsistencies between the German and the English versions of this tender, the legally binding version is the German one.

Requirements Offer Requirements
  • MD, preferably MD/PhD, with a qualification as a specialist in Surgery
  • fulfilling the requirements of being listed in the Austrian Medical Chamber´s register of medical specialists
  • excellent publication record
  • potential to head an independent research group
  • educational skills – ideally in all curricular levels – including the supervision and support of junior colleagues
  • commitment for interdisciplinary, translational research
  • German language skills at least at the level of B2
  • experiences in acquiring and managing extramural funding

Specific Requirements
  • innovative research in Ex vivo Organ Treatment and Repair with a special focus on the monitoring of the effects of machine-perfusion on the conservation, conditioning, treatment, and repair of organs
  • leading an experimental research group in Ex vivo Organ Treatment and Repair
  • academic teaching, as well as the commitment to actively participate in the improvement of medical curricula
  • participation in patient care in cooperation with the University Hospital Innsbruck
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