• Post Doc
  • Wien

Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria

Postdoctoral Scientist Position

We a looking for a motivated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow who is interested in developing a measles-virus based broad-spectrum Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, in collaboration with Michael Mühlebach at the Paul-Ehrlich Institute in Germany. In addition, we are interested in the patho-biology and early events of human HPV infection. The experimental strategies used include molecular, cell biology and immunological tools, gene-transduction, ultracentrifugation, high-resolution microscopy, bio-imaging and mouse genetic tools.


  • Schellenbacher et al PMID: 23752042
  • Huber et al PMID: 25790098
  • Hörner et al PMID: 33257540


• A PhD degree (or equivalent) in life sciences with an excellent productivity record

• Track record in molecular and/or cellular biology or immunology

• Experience in working with mouse models and/or viruses would be advantageous

• Strong motivation to engage in the project and to work independently

• Complete immunizations including COVID-19 and seasonal influenza


Being part of an Austrian Science Fund (FWF) research project in an international research group that develops an experimental broad-spectrum HPV vaccine to combat cervical and other HPV-induced cancers, at the Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria, embedded in a stimulating interdisciplinary research environment with access to state-of-the-art technology.


The monthly gross salary will be in accordance with the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) rates: (https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/) (gross 3.945,90; 14x).

The postdoctoral fellow position is for 3 years with a possibility to extend for additional 12 months.


Electronic applications must include the following documents in a single PDF file:

1. Academic curriculum vitae of no more than 2 -3 pages

2. List of peer-reviewed publications

3. At least two names of academic references

4. Motivation letter explaining why you wish to start / continue a career in the field (max. 1 page)

Applications (subject heading “Application for Postdoc-Position”) or questions about the open position should be e-mailed to: reinhard.kirnbauer@meduniwien.ac.at

The call is open from October 18, 2021 until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be invited for Zoom interviews and/or personal interviews. Starting date is spring of 2022. An early date for application is preferred and encouraged.

Um sich für diesen Job zu bewerben, sende deine Unterlagen per E-Mail an reinhard.kirnbauer@meduniwien.ac.at