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Careers at the Medical University of Vienna

At MedUni Vienna, some of the brightest minds in the world do research, teach, treat and coordinate medical and scientific issues in the most liveable city on the planet.

The Medical University of Vienna is a long-established international cutting-edge university for medicine and a research hub as well as an innovation driver for medical sciences – in the triad of the triple track of research, education and patient care.  

At one of the largest and most innovative academic medical institutions in Europa, the brightest minds are at work to promote scientific research, impart forward-looking knowledge and to ensure the best possible care for patients. For this, the University uses and actively promotes cooperation.

Creating, Imparting and Applying Knowledge

The exchange between theory and practice and the positive tension between historical experience and a desire for innovation, this is what makes the Medical University of Vienna a special employer. In the implementation this means: simultaneous research, teaching and practice is actively promoted at the Medical University of Vienna.   

Since 2016, there has been a cooperation agreement between MedUni Vienna and the General Hospital (AKH Wien) – with the goal of planning performance, budgets and staffing questions together and to use synergies and solutions for the challenges of the future. This close cooperation underscores the importance of the Medical University of Vienna as one of the most well-respected medical schools in the world and that of the AKH Wien as one of the most important hospitals in Europe. 

 “The researchers from all over the world working at MedUni Vienna are also attracted by the diversity that is lived and promoted here. Additional important benefits are measures to promote skilled researchers as well as performance-oriented career models for physicians.”

Markus Müller Rector, Medical University of Vienna

Your Career Opportunities at MedUni Vienna

Three possible career tracks result from the triple track of the Medical University of Vienna: 

  1. An academic career in research or education
  2. A clinical career in the university departments 
  3. A career in University services

All career tracks at MedUni Vienna are subject to the principles of Good Scientific Practice, Ethics in Medicine and Research and proceed according to the Medical University’s mission: To be especially diverse, exciting and attractive to the medical community. 


HR Excellence in Research Award

Since March 2022, the Medical University of Vienna has been one of eight institutions in Austria to carry the "HR Excellence in Research Award".

The award recognises research institutions that actively and specifically pursue the implementation of the principles set out in the "European Charter for Researchers" and the "Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers".