We are seeking to recruit a

Physician - General Practitioner (40 h/week)

With 28,000 students and more than 5,000 employees, the University of Innsbruck is the largest and most important research and educational institution in Western Austria.

The European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening (EUTOPS) Institute (https://eutops.institute/institute) is a new research institute at the University of Innsbruck, supported by the Land Tirol and led by Professor Martin Widschwendter, who also holds a professorship at University College London, UK and a guest professorship at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Our research focus is to identify and validate epigenetic signatures for individualised prevention, risk prediction, and early detection of cancer in line with the principles of P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalised and participatory). Within this context, our work focuses on DNA methylation-based risk prediction and monitoring of cancer preventive measures in a translational setting, applying high throughput methodologies in international clinical trials and population-based samples.

The Role:

We are currently seeking to recruit a Physician/General Practitioner to join a team to support two new clinical research studies of individualized preventive healthcare. Following on a pilot study (TirolGESUND), the new prospective studies will randomly assign participants to an intervention group according to their weight and physical activity profile. In a second study, a group of participants will receive support to stop smoking.

The role is a highly exciting position within Professor Martin Widschwendter’s EUTOPS Institute research team (an interdisciplinary, international, and highly motivated team with expertise in prevention, clinical research, exercise, dietology, lifestyle change management, psychology, epigenetics, biostatistics and oncology). We highly value team members capable of working independently with a sense of self-initiative and a “can do” attitude.

The post holder will be involved in the two prevention studies which will change the landscape for preventive healthcare in our region.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Medical oversight of and key responsibility for the two studies involving smoking cessation, exercise, intermittent fasting and psychosocial resilience
  • Medical examinations of study subjects
  • Maintaining study documents (protocol, participant information sheets, informed consent forms) and documentation for the Research Ethics Committee and other regulatory agencies in accordance with relevant regulations, in collaboration with other team members
  • Data management and documentation

Your profile:


  • Doctor with completed ‘lus practicandi’
  • Experience in the practice of General Medicine
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a commitment and interest in collaboration in research
  • Excellent teamwork and project group interaction and cooperation
  • Fluent German speaker, also proficient in English
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to work independently, precisely and prioritise work to meet objectives and tight deadlines
  • Interests in preventive medicine and cancer prevention


  • Experience of clinical trials
  • Experience of preventive medicine practice

The position is available for 18 months in the first instance.

The minimum salary for this position is €4487,80/month (14 times). The remuneration increases with relevant professional experience. In addition, the university offers numerous attractive additional benefits (http://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).

As part of its personnel policy, the University of Innsbruck attaches great importance to equal opportunities and diversity. The University of Innsbruck strives to increase the proportion of women it employs and therefore expressly invites qualified women to apply. This particularly applies to management roles as well as to scientific positions. In the event of under-representation, priority will be given to women with the same qualifications.

In order to comply with Austrian disability legislation, qualified persons are expressly encouraged to apply. www.uibk.ac.at/karriere

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send your CV and a covering letter to Dr Julie Bennett at Julie.Bennett@uibk.ac.at by 15/08/22. For informal enquiries please contact Professor Martin Widschwendter at Martin.Widschwendter@uibk.ac.at

Learn more about EUTOPS


Martin Widschwendter is Professor for Cancer Prevention and Screening and the Director of the European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening (EUTOPS) Institute.

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