Vienna Research Group Leader in the field of „Computational Biosciences“



Applications are being invited for outstanding early-career scientists (2-8 years post PhD), interested in building up their first independent research group in the field of "Life Sciences – Computational Biosciences" at the University of Vienna.
The aim of this announcement is to source exceptional candidates, who, once selected, will then go on to submit an application together with experienced scientists at the University of Vienna, to the current call for young investigators by the Vienna Science and Technology Fund (WWTF):
In case of a successful funding decision, the research group will be financed for 6 to 8 years, with up to 1.6 million EUR being provided by the WWTF, supplemented by an additional contribution from the University itself. After a successful interim evaluation, the University of Vienna will offer the group leader a tenure-track position.



Applicants should have exceptional promise, or a proven record of research achievement, within the area  of  computational  methods  in  the  life  sciences. They should also provide strong evidence of their potential to make a significant contribution to substantial state-of-the-art scientific research questions in this particular research field. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply.


Application procedure:

Interested Postdoc candidates should contact their possible host scientists at the University of Vienna. Applications, including a CV and a short statement of the intended research project, should be sent to the respective host scientist no later than
April 30th, 2020.


For further information please contact:
Mag. Allison O'Reilly
Tel.: +43 1-4277-18270

Research Services and Career Development
University of Vienna


Computational Biosciences
The call is open for projects that develop and apply novel computational methods to further the understanding of living systems. An application of computational methods in the field of life sciences is therefore a prerequisite of the current call. The project must address fundamental biological questions with the aim to develop new computational methods, algorithms, tools, concepts or models. This includes, but is not limited to, mining, integration and processing  of  large  biological  datasets,  the  development  of  mathematical  methods  for  modelling  biological  systems,  large scale analysis as well as the development of predictive and simulation algorithms. Projects merely applying existing tools or methods are not within the scope of this call.


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