Pre-ERC Postdoc Program in Cellular, Molecular and Digital Medicine
We are recruiting a group of postdocs who are eager to pursue groundbreaking biomedical research, and we will help them to establish themselves as future scientific leaders. This postdoc program is designed to prepare postdoctoral researchers for a successful ERC Starting Grant application and for an independent research career in top research organizations in Europe and around the world.
The postdoc program is based at the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna, one of Europe’s leading centers for basic biomedical research – with clinical translation in mind. Selected candidates will join one of CeMM’s research groups for 3 to 6 years, addressing ambitious research questions in areas such as cancer, immunology, chemical biology, epigenetics, metabolism, and genomic medicine. Research projects will focus on medically relevant problems, including disease mechanisms, modern therapeutics and diagnostic strategies. On top, postdocs will receive extensive career development and leadership training from the entire CeMM Faculty and additional experts in a highly collaborative and supportive environment.
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The Institute (http://www.cemm.at/)
CeMM is an international research institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and a founding member of EU-LIFE. The mission of CeMM is to achieve maximum scientific innovation in molecular medicine to improve healthcare. It has an outstanding track record of top-notch science (last few years: >10 papers in Nature/Cell/Science/NEJM, >25 papers in Nature/Cell sister journals) and medical translation. At CeMM, an international and creative team of scientists and medical doctors pursues free-minded basic life science research in a large and vibrant hospital environment of outstanding medical tradition and practice. CeMM’s research is based on post-genomic technologies and focuses on societally important diseases, such as immune disorders and infections, cancer and metabolic disorders. We operate in a unique mode of super-cooperation, connecting biology with medicine, experiments with computation, discovery with translation, and science with society and the arts. The goal of CeMM is to pioneer the science that nurtures the precise, personalized, predictive and preventive medicine of the future, and to train a modern blend of biomedical scientists to make great contributions.
A study by “The Scientist” placed CeMM among the top-5 best places to work in academia world-wide (https://www.the-scientist.com/features/best-places-to-work-academia-2012-40676). Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s best city to live. It is a United Nations city with a large English-speaking community. The official language at CeMM is English, and more than 40 different nationalities are represented at the institute. CeMM promotes equal opportunity, is work package leader in a H2020 funded gender equality project called LIBRA (https://www.eu-life.eu) and harbors a mix of different talents, backgrounds, competences, and interests.
Please apply online (by clicking on the apply now-button) with 1) a cover letter including a short summary of research interests, 2) curriculum vitae (CV), 3) academic transcripts, and 4) contact details of three referees. Applications received by 31 August 2019 will be considered. The preferred starting date is January 2020 or earlier.
Selection Process: All submitted applications are reviewed by the CeMM Faculty and selected candidates are invited to participate in a video interview. Shortlisted candidates are then invited to Vienna for a two-day event, where they will be asked to introduce themselves through a presentation followed by panel interviews with CeMM Faculty members. Faculty will propose tentative projects to the postdoc candidates, and there is extensive opportunity to meet research group members and attend an informal dinner. At the end of the selection process, candidates will be asked to submit their preference regarding which research groups they would like to work with, which may be identical or different from the original choice indicated in the cover letter.