Tenure-track position in evolutionary genomics at the Vienna BioCenter


A tenure-track junior position (equivalent to Assistant Professor) in population genetics and evolutionary genomics is available at the Vienna BioCenter. The position is a joint hire between the Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Max F. Perutz Laboratories at the University of Vienna. We are primarily targeting junior scientists (i.e., Junior Group Leader or Assistant Professor), but exceptional applications at a more senior level will be considered. Although we are particularly interested in building strength in computational and genome-enabled biology, we welcome all applications focusing on basic research with relevance to evolutionary biology. Our main criterion is scientific excellence and we favor research with potential for high impact. Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program at the highest level. The position comes with an internationally competitive start-up package, including a substantial research budget and access to state-of-the-art facilities.

We are part of the Vienna BioCenter, a research cluster with 1,700 researchers from over 60 countries, located near the center of Vienna, one of the world’s most livable cities. The working language on campus is English, and the environment is family-friendly, with subsidized on-campus child-care facilities.

Please send your application, including a curriculum vitae, a brief description of your proposed research (no more than four pages), and contact details for at least three referees to Ms. Mariola Glawischnig (joint_recruitment [AT] gmi.oeaw.ac [DOT] at).

Informal inquiries can be directed to Dr. Magnus Nordborg (magnus.nordborg [AT] gmi.oeaw.ac [DOT] at), Scientific Director of the GMI, or Dr. Joachim Hermisson (joachim.hermisson [AT] univie.ac [DOT] at), Professor of Mathematics and Biosciences at the University of Vienna.

Review of applications for the present search will begin Dec 31st, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.