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Professor of Biochemistry

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

(Patho)Physiology of Energy and Lipid Metabolism


4 May 2021

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The Institute of Molecular Biosciences (IMB) is an internationally renowned research center. The IMB performs basic research on an internationally highly competitive level and offers several bachelor’s and master’s programs in the field of molecular biosciences. The research-base of these curricula is strongly emphasised. Research core areas at the IMB include lipid and energy metabolism, ageing, infection biology, biophysics and structural biology.The IMB assumes a leading role in the university’s Field of Excellence “BioHealth”. It is also a member of the strategic inter-university cooperative programs NAWI Graz and BioTechMed-Graz, which link the fields of natural sciences at the University of Graz, Graz University of Technology and the Medical University of Graz.

At the Institute of Molecular Biosciences at the Natural Science Faculty, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a

Professor of Biochemistry

(40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 98 of the Universities Act (UG); permanent employment according to the Salaried Employees Act (AngG); expected starting date October 1st 2022)

The professorship is dedicated to the area of molecular and cellular biochemistry, with a focus on the (patho)physiology of energy and lipid metabolism in animal models (preferably in mice). The professorship is thematically and organisationally embedded in the area Biochemistry 2 at the Institute for Molecular Biosciences (IMB). The appointed professor is expected to establish and lead an independent research group that is to be primarily sustained by external funding. The job holder’s research profile should match, complement and expand the research activities in the field of Molecular Biosciences at the IMB and in Graz (e.g. SFB Lipid Hydrolysis, doctoral program Molecular Metabolism).

An active participation within the university's Field of Excellence “BioHealth,” as well as in the inter-university research networks NAWI Graz and BioTechMed-Graz, is expected. Furthermore, the job holder is expected to collaborate with the future Austrian Academy of Sciences Institute CORI (Institute of Experimental and Computational Metabolism). A strong commitment to teaching is also expected through the development and implementation of university courses and the supervision of master and doctoral theses.

Employment requirements:

• Austrian or equivalent foreign higher education degree corresponding with the position (doctorate/PhD)

• Habilitation or equivalent qualification in a field matching the profile of the position to be filled

• Outstanding academic qualifications in research and teaching in the relevant discipline and for the profile of the professorship (commensurate with stage of academic career)

• Success in attracting subject-specific project grants, particularly where competitively awarded third-party funds are concerned

• Skills in higher education didactics and online teaching

• Skills in the supervision and guidance of early career researchers

• Professional experience abroad during academic career

• Management and leadership experience

• Gender mainstreaming skills

• Excellent command of English and experience with scientific publishing in English

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, aiming for academic excellence and integrity in research and teaching. He/she will have demonstrated ability to collaborate constructively in a responsible manner and inspire colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented context.

We offer a diverse, challenging, team-oriented working environment and a high degree of personal responsibility. Working hours are flexible and there are many options for further education and personal development.


Salary scheme of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (Universitäten-KV): A1

Minimum salary

The minimum remuneration as stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement is EUR 74.503,80 gross per year. Salary subject to negotiation.

Application deadline: May 5th 2021

Reference number: BV/1/98 ex 2020/21

Planned dates of the applicant’s presentation: 17 November 2021 to 19 November 2021

The University of Graz is committed to increasing the proportion of female employees, especially in leadership roles. We therefore encourage qualified female colleagues in particular to apply for this position. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Please submit your application documents (in English) in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at before the stated deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:

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