Become a Starting Principal Investigator at CeMM in Vienna

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The time is ripe for brand new approaches to the phenomenon of human aging and the ambition of healthy lifespan expansion. Access to large deep phenotypic and genomic datasets and new powerful imaging, molecular and computational approaches call for initiatives in an area that for a long time has been captive of single mechanistic theories. At CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences we propose a completely fresh look with great intellectual rigor matched with unconventional perspectives. Two new hires on the subject will join a faculty already working on molecular-medical aspects of epigenetic regulation, metabolism, genomic integrity, inflammation, innovative pharmacology, patient-derived organoids and more.

One of the new faculty members, Andre Rendeiro will employ computational approaches to understand aging from a molecular, cellular and tissue level to the individual and population scale. CeMM now seeks a complementary, highly professional and passionate scientist to research the biology of aging from a cellular and molecular perspective, including the connection between aging and the onset of age-related diseases. We are most interested in applicants with demonstrated experience in applying molecular and cell biological approaches to exciting pathophysiological topics, including inflammaging, senescence, stem cell exhaustion, proteostasis, immunoaging, metabolic and mitochondrial dysfunction, and any interesting intersection/combination. We are expecting the MD and/or PhD scientist to develop an own strong research program in aging research, with the long-term goal of developing strategies for intervention in the expansion of the healthy lifespan of humans.

Whom we are looking for

We are looking for MD and/or PhD scientists at their first independent appointment to apply their expertise close to a clinical setting. Required are scientific quality and originality, a successful track record of scientific achievements and experience in new approaches to deep phenotyping human pathophysiology. Inclination for leadership, a knack for creativity, an irrepressible curiosity, a collaborative and interdisciplinary mindset as well as willingness to exercise kindness as collaborative research-supportive behavior are important ingredients to complete the profile of our new faculty member.

We offer

    • an initial 5-years contract with mid-term review by our CeMM Scientific Advisory Board
    • a starting package including a fully equipped laboratory, your Principal Investigator salary, 1 PhD Student, 1 Technical Assistant, an additional budget of EUR 25.000/year for consumables, facility services and travel expenses, and support in the successful securement of additional funds to recruit additional team members
    • full commitment to help you train, develop, win ERC grants and ultimately be successful in securing attractive permanent positions; CeMM PIs were able to acquire all sorts of ERC Grants (Starting, Consolidator, Advanced, Synergy, and PoC) within the last 10 years, and several other prestigious and well-funded grants and awards
    •  the unique opportunity to become part of the CeMM Faculty and join our strong network of committed Faculty members. Benefit from lively scientific exchange, extend your network, collaborate and explore new possibilities in science and beyond
    • a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and pension insurance
    • an international, family-friendly working environment with an open and inclusive culture
    • access to CeMM facility services (sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, chemical screening)
    • access to top administrative and scientific support (HR, TTO, PR, grant service, finance, purchasing, cafeteria, etc.)

CeMM is an equal opportunity employer, and its strong intellectual environment stems from the international nature of its employees. We believe that diversity and different cultural backgrounds are a clear advantage to successful research, collaborations, and the day-to-day business. The official language at CeMM is English, and >45 different nationalities are represented at the institute. CeMM has been work package leader in a H2020 funded gender equality project called LIBRA and harbors a mix of different talents, backgrounds, competences, and interests.

The mission of CeMM, the Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences is to achieve maximum scientific innovation in molecular medicine to improve healthcare. 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. The five CeMM principles are: create innovative technology; explore biological roots of disease; push opportunities into medical application; empower talents; and multiply impact by sharing. The research of CeMM is based on post-genomic technologies and focuses on societally important diseases, such as immune disorders and infections, cancer, metabolic disorders and aging. CeMM is part of EU-LIFE an alliance of 14 top research centers in life sciences to support and strengthen European research excellence. Giulio Superti-Furga is Scientific Director of CeMM since 2005.

Application details

Applications should be written in English and contain

    • Curriculum Vitae with full publication list (and ORCID number)
    • list of up to 5 most important papers with a short comment on why and what your contribution has been (each max. 100 words)
    • funding track record or funding plans
    • names and addresses of three references
    • summary of research interests and objectives including how you could profit from and interact with the CeMM environment (max. 3 pages)

Please send your application files to, indicating the Reference-Code in the subject line: CeMM PI Aging

Deadline: 31 March 2022

Potential Starting Date: June 2022

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