Josef Gründler studied medicine at Karl Franzens Universität Graz and got his PhD in 1988. From 1986 to 1992 he programmed databases for medical applications, since 1986 also in the context of media and art for different clients. From 1988 to 1985 he was employed by the Institut für Vorsorgemedizin Joanneum, working as programmer and medic.
From 1994 to 1997 Josef was working as a sounddesigner for computergames especially for the company Topjob, since 1982 doing concerts, soundtracks and theater scores, with a bias in computermusic, electronic an improvised music.
In 1992 he joined the staff of the Institut for Elektronic Music und Acoustic at the University for Music and Dramatic Arts Graz which he left for the FH JOANNEUM in 2005. From 1992 to 2000 he worked as scientific and artistic consultant for the Austrian Kultural Service, especially for new media and networks. Since 1996 he is lecturer at universities in Olomoutz, Ostrawa and Bianka Bistrica (music, new media, computermusic), since 1998 for sounddesign at Danube University Krems where he got the title “Visiting Professor” in 1999.
Since 2005 Josef is lecturer for sound- interaction- and interfacedesign at University for Applied Science FH JOANNEUM and became the head of master degree program communication, media, sound and interaction design in 2007.