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Tenure track position at the laboratories for inner ear research and/or experimental oncology within the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at the Medical University of Innsbruck

Tenure Track Position according to § 99 (5) Universities Act for Tissue Engineering and Cell Communication at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology of the Medical University of Innsbruck (full-time position)

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 3,600 students in seven Bachelor-, Master- and Doctoral Programs, most of them in medicine. A dedicated staff of more than 2,200 employees covers all relevant fields from basic research to clinical sciences.

We offer qualified candidates a position according to the § 99 (5) Austrian Federal Act on the Organisation of Universities and their Studies (Universities Act 2002 – UG) 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.

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  • PhD or comparable qualification
  • excellent research and publication activity
  • potential to head an independent scientific research group
  • experience in the conception, acquisition and management of third-party funded research projects
  • teaching experience as well as the willingness to get involved in the further development of medical studies
  • willingness to participate in interdisciplinary and translationally oriented research
  • german language skills, minimum level B2 according to the European reference framework
  • experience in 2D and 3D cell culture methods
  • molecular and cell biological background knowledge
  • experience in histological work, microscopic imaging, immunohistochemical and in situ hybridization techniques
  • willingness to work with animal models, experience in animal work is very welcomed
  • cooperativeness with other working groups at the ENT clinic and interest in translational work

Your main task:

  • teaching and supervising students
  • the establishment of a research group in the field of cell and tissue culture models for cancer research in ENT and inner ear biology
  • acquisition and management of nationally and internationally funded research projects
  • work with animal and human material, establish disease models in ear-nose-throat cancer and experimental otology
  • biobanking, maintaining sample registers, maintaining our in-house databank

We offer:

  • a competitive start-up package including guaranteed annual base funding
  • a varied and largely independent job

in a highly attractive work and social environment in a most liveable city

  • a dynamic research environment
  • numerous further education and development opportunities
  • support through central service facilities
  • various attractive additional company benefits (including but not limited to excellent support through our service-oriented administration, childcare support, dual career consultation, and an inhouse pension fund in addition to the statutory social insurance)

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´.

A salary based on group B1 (or A2 after fullfilment of a qualification agreement based on a positive evaluation) of the collective contract (`Universitätskollektivvertrag´) for Austrian university employees.


The complete application documents (see Application Guidelines under: must be sent digitally (as pdf files) in German or English to the following e-mail address:

Deadline for submissions is 02.10.2024

Non-EU citizens must fulfil 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. 

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

Further information about the Medical University of Innsbruck can be found on: 

For detailed information and all documents in support of an application please see:


Univ.-Prof. Dr. W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker



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