Training and promotion of young scientists at the MUI

One of the most important functions that a University fulfils is to provide young scientits with the core competencies that will help them to become succesful researchers.

At the MUI we put special emphasis on supporting our young researchers in every stage of their scientific careers.


Graduate students

The existence of several FWF- funded graduate programs enables a fast transition to doctoral studies for outstanding students interested in pursuing a career in science.

Additionally, the Medical University of Innsbruck offers several other Ph. D. programs as well as a clinical Ph. D. program, which aim at equipping graduate students with the knowledge and skills needed for the advancement of biomedical sciences.

Grants, scholarships and prizes and other useful links for graduate students can be found here.


Post-doctoral researches

At the MUI, young post-docs have the opportunity of working independently and to finance their own project ideas thanks to the MUI-START Programme that has been specially devised to help them launch their scientific careers. Ideally, MUI-START project holders should be ready to apply for external funding at the end of the funding period.

An overview about funding possibilities for young post-docs can be found here.


Tenure track positions

To promote outstanding young researchers the Medical University of Innsbruck offers tenure track positions (A 2 positions). The qualification agreement for these positions is such as to enable reaching the status and competences of an associate professor within a period of 4 to 6 years.

Requirements vary depending on the working field (theoretical or clinical), but in all cases the publication record, the teaching experience, the international research experience, and, in the theoretical field the ability to acquire external funding, are decisive.

Meet here some successful young researchers working at the MUI.