Pediatric leukemia Principal Investigator & Clinical Geneticist

Pediatric leukemia Principal Investigator & Clinical Geneticist

The Children´s Cancer Research Institute ( announces recruitment for two new positions to further develop the strong program in pediatric leukemia.

The leukemia program is embedded in the vibrant multidisciplinary environment of one of the leading pediatric hematology/oncology centers in Europe and the largest pediatric research and treatment center in Austria. Basic, translational and clinical leukemia research has a long tradition with a leading involvement of the hospital and the CCRI in BFM treatment protocols since the 1970’s, stem cell transplantation, and leukemia genetics. Together, the physically adjacent CCRI and St. Anna Children´s Hospital provide a unique and successful combination of basic and clinical research, diagnostics, clinical trial management and up-to-date clinical care.

The two positions are:

Principal Investigator: The Principal Investigator is expected to lead a competitive independent pediatric leukemia research program. The successful applicant will hold an MD and/or PhD degree and have at least five years of postdoctoral research experience. Scientific excellence of an independent research program with a potential for clinical translation and strong publication and funding track records are necessary requirements.

Clinical Geneticist: The position of a Clinical Geneticist will be a joint commitment of the St Anna Children's Hospital and CCRI. The successful applicant will hold an MD (and preferentially PhD) degree. She/he will be responsible for genetic diagnostics and counseling, and will also have the opportunity to develop an independent relevant personal research program.

We offer: Successful applicants will be offered an attractive salary, a competitive startup package, and an initial five-year contract with the perspective of extension and tenure. There is also the possibility for part-time involvement in patient care. The CCRI hosts nearly 100 investigators working in the fields of pediatric leukemia, solid tumors, immunology and stem cell transplantation. The Institute is equipped with state of the art flow cytometry, confocal microscopy, bioinformatics, zebrafish, GMP, and instrumentation core facilities, as well as a biobank and a clinical study center that leads several international and national clinical trials including the Austrian pediatric ALL study. The institute also serves as reference diagnostic center for Austrian patients with neoplastic hematologic diseases. Situated in the center of Vienna, one of Europe’s most important places for medical research and life sciences and cited as the most livable city in the world, CCRI is tightly connected to St. Anna Children´s Hospital and to the Medical University of Vienna. The Institute also has close collaborations with several outstanding basic research institutes--the Center for Molecular Medicine (CeMM), the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP). Close proximity to the St. Anna Children´s Hospital facilitates the interaction that has always been the strength of CCRI, providing an opportunity for development of experimental therapeutic approaches and investigator-initiated clinical trials.

Application: Applications including a motivation letter, synopsis of the research program, curriculum vitae, and three references shall be addressed to Caroline Schmid, e-mail: hr(at)