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Senior Group Leader

Gregor Mendel Institut of Molecular Plant Biology
Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The GMI offers internationally competitive packages, including a substantial yearly research budget.
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Life Science
Job Type
Principal Investigator
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

The Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI) is recruiting a Senior Group Leader. The GMI is a research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, devoted to fundamental research that helps us understand how plants and other autotrophic organisms function. We believe in enabling scientists at all levels to pursue curiosity-driven research in an intellectually stimulating, diverse, and collaborative environment. Key to our success is minimal hierarchy and bureaucracy, outstanding facilities, and core funding.

Senior Group Leaders have 5-year appointments, renewable indefinitely. Candidates are expected to have an outstanding track record leading a research group, and be willing to contribute leadership and vision for the institute. All group leaders enjoy complete intellectual freedom to pursue whatever questions fascinate them, and generous core funding at the ERC level. There are no teaching obligations, but there are teaching opportunities.

The GMI is part of the Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s leading life-sciences research locations, with its own PhD and Postdoc programs, and a suite of core facilities, employing over 2,000 scientists from over 80 countries, organized into a broad spectrum of research institutes, universities, and companies.  The campus is located near the center of Vienna, one of the world’s most liveable cities. The working language is English, and the environment is family-friendly, with subsidized on-campus child-care facilities.

To apply, please send

  • your CV
  • letter of motivation
  • brief description of your research program (no more than two pages)

to For full consideration, apply by May 15, 2024. Informal inquiries can be directed to any GMI group leader.

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