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Linz Clinician Scientist Program.

Clinician Scientist Program (CSP) and the Advanced Clinician Scientist Program (ACSP)

Medical advancements require physicians who do research.

The innovative Linz Clinician Scientist Program aims to give physicians at the Kepler University Hospital sufficient time and space to conduct scientific research by a paid exemption from the clinical routine. The junior research and qualification program will support on the one hand physicians at the beginning of their scientific career and on the other hand research experienced and graduated physicians.

These programs allow scientific as well as clinical careers. At the same time, a significant contribution to a competitive medical research at the Kepler University Hospital and the Medical Faculty of the JKU Linz will be achieved.

For more information please see the information brochures that can be found in the download area.

! NEW The ACSP will be offered as a new version with a program length of four years and a research exemption of 12 hours per week by 2022.

The next program will begin on the 1st of October 2022.

The call starts on the 29th of November 2021 and ends on the 21th of January 2022.

We kindly ask for your registration on time!

Information admission procedure

The participation in the CSP or ACSP requires a positive completion of the admission procedure. The submitted research sketch as well as the curriculum vitae will be evaluated by three reviewers on the basis of defined criteria and audited by a nominated selection committee.

Key Facts

Information and Application for the Program

Program Begins

October 1, 2022

Application Period

November 29, 2021 to January 21, 2022

Submission via E-mail



Heike Kraus-Füreder, BSc MSc

Office Hours

by appointment

Frequently asked questions

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