Tenure Track Assistant Professorship in Computational Cardiovascular Mechanics

Medical University of Graz



We are looking for an excellent scientist / researcher with a high potential for developing an internationally recognized research agenda in the field of Computational Cardiovascular Mechanics Research. The successful candidate is expected to conduct research and teaching in the field of biomechanics and hemodynamics of the cardiovascular system. The position will be affiliated with the Computational Cardiology Laboratory, headed by Prof. Plank, which specializes in the development and translation of multiphysics models of total heart function into clinical applications. The new position will complement established electro-mechanical modelling activities and lead the further advancement of mechano-fluidic modelling activities.

The initial appointment will be for 6 years. After positive evaluation, the candidate is tenured on an Associate Professor level. Tenure evaluation may be initiated immediately upon outstanding past achievements and advanced career stage of the successful candidate.


Core Duties and Responsibilities

 Conducting cutting-edge scientific research in the field of computational biomechanics and hemodynamics with a particular research focus on modelling patho-physiological mechanisms in the cardiovascular system

 Management and leadership of an international multidisciplinary team

 Teaching in the curricula and supervising PhD students as well as mentoring and promotion of young researchers

 Taking the lead in third party funded research projects

 Establishing and maintaining networks and collaborations with national and international partner institutions

 Giving lectures and seminars, attending conferences, establishing research collaborations, hosting visitors, as well as organisation of conferences in the field

 Supporting scientific and public outreach in own research area (public lectures, media, etc.)


Successful candidates must have the following qualifications

 PhD or equivalent doctoral degree in engineering (mechanical-, biomedical) or applied mathematics with significant experience in computational modelling of cardiac and/or vascular mechanics and hemodynamics

 Ability to integrate synergistically in terms of both research and methods development within the Computational Cardiology Laboratory

 Successful track record with publications in leading journals

 Successful record of peer-review research grants or other third party funding

 Committed to excellence and previous experience in graduate teaching and in supervising PhD students and training of post-doctoral fellows

 High level of proficiency in both written and spoken English

 Sufficient knowledge of German (oral and written)


Soft Skills

 Willingness to cooperate, open-mindedness and ability to work in teams

 Systematic and analytical working methods, excellent organisational skills

 Communication and social skills  Outstanding level of motivation



Statutory information: the minimum remuneration is based on the collective agreement (KV § 49.2) that has been signed by all Austrian Universities. The minimum salary as stated in the collective agreement and according to the classification scheme is EUR 4.498,40 gross/month (14 x per year). A higher salary based on qualification and experience as well as the possibility of an immediate tenure evaluation is part of the appointment negotiation.

The Medical University of Graz invites all applicants to submit their application via (email) to rektor@medunigraz.at by no later than July 24, 2019.


Application Document:

Applications should be submitted in a single PDF document named “LastName_FirstName.pdf” and include:

1. Signed Cover sheet and Table of contents

2. Motivation letter

3. Academic Curriculum vitae

4. List of publications Complete list of all journals cited in PubMed or Web of Science; Provide the PubMed Id (PMID) and/or Digital Object Identifier (DOI) for each paper; Provide links to five key publications for download (if not available by open access: full text electronic version in appendix);

5. List of third party funding Complete list of acquired third-party funded projects as PI (role, subject, duration, funding agency, funding volume, grant number/identifier)

6. Teaching statement (including summary of previous experience in teaching and training of young scientists)

7. Draft of approx. three pages outlining projects and goals in the field of research and internal collaboration options within the Medical University of Graz

Appendices to application document (in a single PDF or ZIP file named "LastName_FirstName_Appendices.pdf/zip"):

a. Five key publications as electronic full text version (if not publicly available via open access)

b. Teaching evaluations (if available, compiled into a single PDF file)

c. Copies of certificates of academic degrees (mandatory, compiled into a single PDF file)

Information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation can be found at Privacy policy of Medical University of Graz

Job interviews will take place on August 26, 2019 at the Medical University of Graz.

If further information is needed, contact: rektor@medunigraz.at.

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