The successful candidate offers excellent leadership qualities, is highly recognized and connected within the global scientific community. He/She brings the ambition to establish the Cori Institute as a world leading research center for computational metabolism research.
The Founding Executive Director will shape the scientific vision and strategic direction of the Cori Institute, establish a unique and globally competitive research program and play a major role in recruiting faculty and staff, envisioning an institute of 8-12 junior research groups in the ultimate expansion state. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in conceptualization of the new research building in close proximity to Graz University, which will become the home of the Cori Institute. The Director’s position includes an internationally competitive salary, a substantial annual research budget (personnel, consumables, investments) as well as access to the research infrastructure of the University of Graz, Medical University Graz and the Graz University of Technology, a vibrant research environment. Apart from the Cori Institute’s state-of-the-art research platforms and infrastructures that will be established, various scientific facilities of the cooperating Universities will provide a wide range of cutting-edge technologies, instrumentation, and techniques.
While the function as director of the Cori Institute is subject to evaluation and renewal every 5 years, the successful candidate will be recruited with tenure and receive an appropriately sized team as well as annually reoccurring resources for his/her own research program. Close collaboration in teaching and research with the cooperating universities is intended, an association or even joint appointment possible.
Candidates hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have made seminal contributions in the field of molecular and computational metabolism relevant for cardio-metabolic, infectious and/or malignant diseases. He/She ideally combines background and expertise from biomedical and mathematical research areas. He/She is expected to conduct ground-breaking research that, ultimately, leads to benefits for society. Furthermore, the successful candidate already enjoys an outstanding international reputation among his/her colleagues. Key performance indicators for Cori Institute PIs will include peer-reviewed publication record and third-party funding from public and private sources, academic honors and awards, as well as translational impact and entrepreneurial successes. Core resources comprise scientific and technical support for stem cell research, transgenic and infection animal models, advanced microscopy, MS-based -omics technologies, flow cytometry and cell sorting, next generation sequencing, and preclinical imaging, phenotyping and access to high performance computing and big data analytics.