Scientific Director

Vienna (AT)
Competitive compensation package
January 04 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Description of the position

The Scientific Director will have a key role in shaping the scientific and medical future of the CCRI. She or he will achieve this by identifying and developing strategically important areas of research that shall translate into enhanced patient survival and quality of life, thus, pursuing the central goals of the institute and of its founders. The Scientific Director will be responsible for the overall scientific lead. She or he will coordinate and support the various research programs, individual research groups and teams working in the context of basic and translational research, clinical trials, and state-of-the-art diagnostic services in the field of pediatric oncology, hematology, and immunology.

The Institute will undergo a generation change in the next two years, offering the opportunity to hire top researchers and talents on different levels, establish strong teams and enter new areas and fields of research. The development of a pediatric oncology precision medicine program together with the hospital is one of the center´s current challenges. This will also require intensive interaction with clinical program directors and trial leaders in the hospital.

Besides having direct responsibility for the entire experimental research, the scientific administrative staff, and undergraduate programs, the Scientific Director is also expected to pursue his/her own research program along the institutional goals.

Candidate qualifications and experience:

The candidate must have earned an MD and/or PhD degree, has international experience, and has been trained by and worked within top-class internationally renowned institutions. We expect an outstanding scientific qualification in areas related to pediatric cancer research and translational medicine or closely related fields, as evidenced by his/her publication record. The successful candidate will have experience in the development and management of scientific programs, translational research, and the acquisition and management of competitive grant funded research projects. The candidate must have a track record in team building, and experience in collaborations within interinstitutional and interdisciplinary networks involving clinical and basic research groups. Experience in pediatric disease in particular in pediatric oncology, hematology, and immunology would be considered as a definite asset.

Expected qualities:

  • Genuine commitment to the translation of research in the area of pediatric oncology, hematology and immunology for patients’ benefit;
  • Successful and inspiring leadership with proven experience of managing staff and high-performing research teams;
  • Strong capabilities in identifying and developing young talents;
  • Excellent communication skills and networking ability to develop strategic partnerships within complex environments;
  • Willingness and competence to support and further enlarge existing research networks of the Institute with local public and private institutional research organizations (Medical University of Vienna, University of Vienna, CEMM, IMP, IMBA).

The equal opportunity policy of the institute encourages applications irrespective of individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, or national or ethnic origin.

How to Apply: Application is by submission of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application, addressing the role profile and person specification and including all necessary contact details. Complete applications should be sent to the E-Mail: The closing day for applications is February 11, 2018.