Job ID: 116460

Full Professor for Systems Neurobiology

Position: Professor

Deadline: 24 October 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 October 2024

Contract Length: unlimited

City: Innsbruck

Country: Austria

Institution: Medical University of Innsbruck

Department: Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathophysiology


The Medical University of Innsbruck invites applicants to the position of a


Full Professor for Systems Neurobiology

according to § 98 Universities Act 2002

at the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathophysiology


In the heart of the Alps, in Austria, the Medical University of Innsbruck provides ideal conditions for academic achievements. Top level teaching, training and research, as well as high end medical treatment are the University’s core missions.

We advertise the position of a Professor of Systems Neurobiology according to § 98 Universities Act 2002, starting in October 2024. We offer an unlimited fulltime appointment.

The position will reinforce the University´s neuroscientific focus, ensure its continuous visibility on a worldwide scientific scale and is aligned to strengthen translational research within neuroscience.

The position will be embedded in the Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Pathophysiology (Biocenter Innsbruck), which offers a diverse research and infrastructure spectrum. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Systems Neurobiology in teaching and research. We are looking for an internationally renowned candidate who has a strong expertise in the field of systems neurobiology at the organismic level. Possible research topics include, but are not limited to the development, function/dysfunction and dynamics of neural circuits underlying behavior and/or social interactions, or sensory coding in animal model systems of neurological or psychiatric disorders.

Employment requirements:

  • MD or PhD with a doctorate relevant to the subject
  • Strong publication record
  • Expertise in state of the art techniques

  (such as optogenetics, multi-neuronal electrophysiology, CRISPR-CAS9, advanced imaging)Competence in computational approaches is welcome

  • successful acquisition of competitive third-party funding
  • teaching experience, the commitment to participate in teaching experience in leading a research group
  • leadership and management experience
  • experience in interdisciplinary research cooperation


  • representation of the area in all academic programs of the University; commitment to engage in the

  academic development of the curricula

  • excellent inter- and multidisciplinary research to strengthen the University´s neuroscience focus
  • commitment to develop personal management skills

The Medical University of Innsbruck aims to increase the proportion of women in executive positions and therefore explicitly encourages qualified female candidates to apply. In case of equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Candidates with disabilities and / or chronical diseases are encouraged to apply as well.

Please submit your application in digital form to the Medical University of Innsbruck, using the mail address: by October 24th, 2023 at the latest (deadline, 24:00 CET)

Applications must be complete according the formal requirements (see:

Applicants are informed that the Medical University of Innsbruck will not compensate for any costs that emerge in course of the recruitment process of this position.

In case of inconsistencies between the German and the English versions of this tender, the legally binding version is the German one.