Tenure-Track Postion for Medical Engineering.

Announcement of a tenure-track position "Medical Engineering" with Ph.D. (limited to 6 years, full time 40h/week) according to the collective agreement of the employees of the universities at the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) of the Johannes Kepler University Linz

In accordance with the collective agreement for employees and the Universities Act, the Linz Institute of Technology (LIT) announces an opening for a full-time (40 h/week), six-year tenure-track position at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. The candidate must hold a Doctorate/PhD degree. This tenure-track position is announced within the scope of the funding programme of the State of Upper Austria in cooperation with FWF for a group leader of a Young Research Group in the field of Medical Engineering (For details see In particular, it is expected that applicants who will be shortlisted, in cooperation with mentors from the JKU, will play a key role in the formulation of a project proposal to the FWF within the Young Research Group. The deadline for submitting this project proposal is April 30, 2019.

The position is designed for highly qualified young scientists with a technical focus on biomedical electronics, biomedical sensor technology, imaging, biomedical mechatronics, biomechanics, theragnostics or similar research directions and offers the possibility of concluding a qualification agreement and thus - after positive evaluation - a permanent position as an associate professor (§99 Abs. 5 und 6 UG).

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Prof. Werner Baumgartner
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Employment Terms

Initially limited to a 6-year period; prospect of a permanent position (§ 99 Austrian Universities Act)

Application Deadline

March 20, 2019

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Candidates are expected to develop methods that reflect the vision of an interface between biomedical and electronic/mechanical worlds. Candidates should be able to demonstrate outstanding scientific achievements and extensive experience in teaching. The successful candidate has a relevant PhD degree that should be no less than 2 and no more than 8 years old and has already worked at various scientific institutions in Austria and abroad. Please see the detailed job profile in the info box, further information can be obtained from Prof. Werner Baumgartner.

The minimum annual salary under the collective agreement is EUR 51,955.40 gross per year. Once the qualification agreement has been signed, the minimum annual gross salary will be EUR 61,441.80 (amounts of 2018).

In accordance with the women's promotion plan, women are highly encouraged to apply. Women with the same level of qualifications are given preferential treatment. Disabled applicants with appropriate qualifications will be given special consideration.

If you are interested in this interesting and challenging task, we look forward to receiving your application, which has to be sent to the Rector of Johannes Kepler University Linz by March 20, 2019 at the latest, in compliance with the six-week application deadline. The application must be submitted in English in electronic form to

The following documents have to be attached to your application:

  • Letter of application, including in particular your motivation and suitability for the application
  • Scientific curriculum vitae (on max. 3 pages), in particular with:
    • Presentation of previous teaching and lecturing activities
    • Presentation of previous research projects and co-operations
    • Presentation of previous relevant activities in practice
    • Services for the scientific community and the public.
  • Complete list of publications, as well as a separate list of the 5 to 10 most important publications.
  • Short description of the project of the planned Young Research Group on a maximum of 5 pages with a short presentation of:
    • State of the art / scientific context or theoretical framework
    • Hypotheses / Research Questions / Objectives
    • Approach / Methods
    • Innovative content
    • Expected costs and required infrastructure

Please submit your documents in accordance with the formatting requirements of the Application Guidelines exclusively in 11 pt. font, with 1.5 line spacing. Applicants must comply strictly with all upper limits (e.g., on the number of pages).