We are seeking to recruit

Research Nurses

Full time (40 hours/week) or part-time (20 hours/week) positions available

The Institute   
The European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening Institute (EUTOPS) is a new research institute at the University of Innsbruck, supported by the Land Tirol and led by Prof. Martin Widschwendter, who also holds a professorship at University College London and a guest professorship at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Our research focus is to identify and validate epigenetic signatures for individualized prevention, risk prediction, and early detection of cancer in line with the principles of P4 medicine (predictive, preventive, personalized and participatory).


EUTOPS recent pilot study, the TirolGESUND study, investigates the effect of lifestyle changes (smoking cessation or interval fasting; targeted exercise; psychosocial resilience strategies) over time on disease- and age-associated biological signatures and body functions.

Supported by the Land Tirol and the Lebesraum Tirol Holding, EUTOPS will now conduct two larger clinical studies starting in October 2022. The study center is located at the hospital in Hall, where the samples will be collected and processed. We are looking for highly motivated research nurses to support the study. Positions available include: two full time positions and one part-time (50%) position.

The role and what will make you an ideal candidate  
You will join an interdisciplinary, international, and highly motivated team with expertise with expertise in prevention, clinical research, exercise, dietology, lifestyle change management, psychology, epigenetics, biostatistics and oncology. You will be responsible for the collection of samples from participants in the study. You will also be responsible for communicating with participants and coordinating their study-related appointments.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Collection of samples from participants in clinical studies including:
    • Blood sample
    • Buccal swabs
    • Liquid-based cytology samples
    • Urine samples
    • Fecal samples
  • Management of wearable devices for health monitoring (e.g. activity, blood sugar etc)
  • Communication with participants and coordination of study-related appointments

Your profile:

  • Completed training as nurse.
  • Diligent, independent and reliable work ethics with attention to detail for both administrative and patient-facing tasks.
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills.
  • Fluent German speaker

The position is available for one year in the first instance with the possibility of an extension thereafter.

This project staff position (ProjektmitarbeiterIn) attracts a minimum gross salary of €2.791,40/month (14x) at 40 h a week, with salary commensurate with experience. In addition to this, the University of Innsbruck offers many attractive add-on benefits to its employees and staff (https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/index.html.en).

The University of Innsbruck is striving for an increased percentage of female employees and is therefore actively encouraging applications from qualified women, in particular for scientific positions. In case of underrepresentation, females of equivalent qualifications will be preferentially employed.

Please send your application (including cover letter and CV) to julie.bennett@uibk.ac.at by 08/08/22. Formal applications should include a cover letter and CV. Informal enquiries can be sent to 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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