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Junior Group Leader Position at IMBA - Institute of Molecular Biotechnology

IMBA- Institute of Molecular Biotechnology
Austria (AT)
IMBA offers internationally competitive packages, including a substantial yearly research budget
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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The Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) is one of Europe’s leading institutes for basic research in the life sciences. IMBA is located on the dynamic and interdisciplinary campus of the Vienna BioCenter, which is home to 2000 scientists from over 80 nationalities with English as the working language. IMBA scientists conduct curiosity-driven research across a broad spectrum of biological topics. 

IMBA invites applications for two group leader positions as part of an open search in the life sciences. Applications from researchers in areas related to germline biology, mobile genetic elements including virus biology, chromosome biology, as well as tissue-scale biology and synthetic biology are welcome, but we encourage applications from any area in the life sciences. Candidates are expected to develop and lead an independent, innovative research program that addresses fundamental questions in their proposed areas.  


IMBA offers a broad range of core facilities including an animal house, bio-optics, mass spectrometry, genome editing, flow cytometry, electron microscopy, and next generation sequencing. IMBA group leaders are fully independent positions similar to assistant professorships. We offer internationally competitive salaries and generous core funding for student, postdoc and technician positions, investments and running costs. IMBA participates in the international Vienna BioCenter PhD program and the Max Birnstiel summer school, which are amongst the most competitive graduate and undergraduate research programs in Europe.  

Vienna offers a lively and multicultural environment with a high standard of living, repeatedly ranked as the world's most livable city (Mercer and Economist rankings). Childcare facilities are available on campus. For further information, please visit our website:  


Applications should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae with a list of publications (including preprints), a brief summary of research achievements and future research plans (max. 3 pages), and the contact details of three referees. In your publication list, please explain in a few sentences the relevance of your most important publications.  


Applications should be submitted electronically by June 03, 2024.  

For further questions please contact Lea Klement (she/her) at   


IMBA is an academic research institute that conducts basic research in the areas of molecular biology and medicine. We are located in the Vienna BioCenter, a dynamic cluster of research institutes, universities and biotech companies, in the heart of Europe.

IMBA fosters creativity. All our scientists - from established, world-class experts to promising, new talents - follow their visions with the utmost financial and technical support. These resources give our scientists the freedom to develop new approaches, design innovative technologies, create novel model systems – and make groundbreaking discoveries.

IMBA especially helps our young scientists on their path towards excellence in research. Key assets of IMBA include an outstanding infrastructure, a world-renowned team of interdisciplinary scientists, and a vibrant and synergistic environment in one of the world´s top-ranked places to work and live.

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