Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

We are seeking participants interested in applying for a

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship

Host institution

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 ( 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.

EUTOPS focuses on identifying and validating 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. Our recent publications are available via the EUTOPS website.

The Opportunity

We are looking to host talented postdocs with an existing publication record as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellows. Postdocs with backgrounds in computational or molecular biology and an interest in translational epigenetics who want to spend up to 2 years working in a very active, highly collaborative research environment are invited to submit an Expression of Interest.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowships (MSCA-PD) are prestigious European-funded positions that support those who wish to undertake research activities abroad, acquire new skills and develop their careers. Funding covers a highly competitive salary and benefits (mobility and family allowances), as well as research costs. Promising applicants will be supported and guided in development of an application for a European Postdoctoral Fellowship with University of Innsbruck as host.


European Postdoctoral Fellowships are open to researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe.

  • You must have a completed PhD at the time of the call deadline (14 September 2022).
  • You can only apply up to eight years after the completion of your PhD (excluding experience outside research and career breaks (e.g. due to parental leave)).
  • You must not have resided or worked in Austria for more than 12 months during the three years up to the call deadline.

Expression of interest

To be considered to apply with EUTOPS (University of Innsbruck) as host institution, send the following in one PDF file to Dr Julie Bennett ( by 20th June 2022:

  • A 2-page CV, including all elements required for a MSCA Postdoctoral Fellowship application (see here).
  • Details of areas of interest for a potential project (maximum 2 pages).
  • Name and contact details of 2 academic references.

Selected applicants will be invited to join an informal conversation on Thursday 30th June.

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Martin Widschwendter ist Professor für Krebsprävention und -Screening und Direktor des European Translational Oncology Prevention and Screening (EUTOPS) Institutes.

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