Senior Group Leader

Senior Group Leader

Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant Biology

Vienna, Austria

The Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI) is looking for a Senior Group Leader. The appointment is for 5 years, renewable indefinitely. The position is similar to Associate or Full Professor, but comes with a substantial yearly research budget as well as access to state-of-the-art facilities, and has no teaching obligation.

The goal of the GMI is to advance basic research in plant biology, broadly interpreted, and we welcome all relevant applications. Our main criterion is scientific excellence.

The GMI is part of the Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s leading life-sciences research locations, with over 1,700 researchers from at least 70 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.

Please send your cv, a letter of motivation, and a brief description of your research program (no more than two pages) to

Informal inquiries can be directed to the Scientific Director, Dr. Magnus Nordborg (, or to any other GMI group leader.

Review of applications for the present search will begin Feb 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.


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Senior Group Leader