Join Austria’s new research institute dedicated to the biological basis and molecular therapy of rare and undiagnosed diseases!
at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (LBI-RUD) in Vienna, Austria
We are looking for an outstanding biomedical scientist who would be eager to start or consolidate their research group at an exciting new institute pursuing basic and translational research on rare diseases. Relevant disease areas include, but are not limited to, rare genetic diseases of hematopoiesis, the immune system and the nervous system. Systems biological approaches are equally appreciated as are focused mechanistic studies and translational research with direct clinical applications, or any combination of the above.
More than 7,000 rare diseases exist and affect around 5% of the population, constituting a major unmet medical need. Rare and undiagnosed diseases also offer unique opportunities to identify key genes and mechanisms underlying human physiology and diseases. Many rare diseases are caused by single-gene defects, thus enabling a clear mechanistic understanding of genotype-phenotype links relevant in humans and to develop concepts for personalized therapy. Rare and undiagnosed diseases are paradigmatic for the era of precision medicine, and LBI-RUD will broadly embrace their pioneering role for the future of medicine.