The Gregor Mendel Institute (GMI), an institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, continues to recruit Group Leaders. We are primarily targeting junior scientists (i.e., Junior Group Leader or Assistant Professor), although exceptional applications at a more senior level will be considered. We welcome all applications focusing on basic research with relevance to plant biology, broadly interpreted, although we are particularly interested in building strength in computational and genome-enabled biology. Our main criterion is scientific excellence and we favor research with potential for high impact. Candidates are expected to develop an independent research program at the very highest level. The GMI offers internationally competitive packages, including a substantial yearly research budget and access to state-of-the-art facilities. The initial contract will be for five years (with a three-year extension subject to review).