Tenure Track Position according to § 99 (5) Universities Act for Genome Informatics

Updated: 5 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2023

11 May 2023
Job Information

Medical University of Innsbruck
Research Field

Medical sciences » Medicine
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

31 May 2023 - 00:00 (Europe/Vienna)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Tenure Track Position according to § 99 (5) Universities Act
for Genome Informatics

at the Institute of Genetic Epidemiology 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.

Your profile


  • 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 and the willingness to engage in the teaching of the discipline and its development
  • willingness to participate in interdisciplinary and translationally oriented research
  • experience in the analysis of genetic data especially genotype imputation, genome-wide association studies and polygenic risk scores
  • profound knowledge in the development and implementation of new analysis methods, databases and web services in the field of genetics
  • deep technical understanding in the areas of high-performance computing (HPC), big data analysis and cloud computing

Your main task:

  • teaching and supervising students
  • the establishment and leading of a research group in the field of Genome Informatics
  • acquisition and management of nationally and internationally funded research projects
  • application and development of innovative analysis methods in the field of genotype imputation with a focus on polygenic risk scores
  • development of tools for data visualization and analysis to establish and strengthen polygenic risk scores application on campus using HPC 

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 will become permanent with the job title of `associate professor´.

A salary based on group B1 (or A2 after fulfilment 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: https://www.i-med.ac.at/karriere/laufbahn.html ) must be sent digitally (as pdf files) in German or English to the following e-mail address: laufbahnprofessur@i-med.ac.at

Deadline for submissions is 31 May 2023

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: www.i-med.ac.at  

For detailed information and all documents in support of an application please see: https://www.i-med.ac.at/karriere/laufbahn.html



Univ.-Prof. Dr. W. Wolfgang Fleischhacker


Research Field
Medical sciences » Medicine
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

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Medical University of Innsbruck

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Innrain 52
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