University Assistant (post doc) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2023 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
Reference number: 13444
The Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science comprises 15 groups that conduct internationally leading research. The Centre assembles an international, ambitious and committed team and offers an interdisciplinary scientific environment, cutting-edge laboratories, and a creative working atmosphere.
The Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science has a research focus on microbial ecology and evolution. Within this framework, we are searching for a University Assistant (post doc) in the fields of microbial community dynamics and interactions. Strong background in microbial genetics or computational biology or ideally both is required to complement the department’s research efforts.
The candidate will contribute to the research goals of the department as an independently working postdoctoral researcher with particular emphasis on microbial interactions and microbiome research. The department has a long-standing tradition in investigating environmental and host-associated microbiomes. The candidate is expected to develop and apply innovative computational and/or genetics methods to study the ecology and evolution of complex microbial communities.
The candidate is expected to actively participate in research, teaching, and administration. This includes involvement in research projects/research studies, international publications, and presentations at seminars, workshops and conferences. The supervision of students and teaching as regulated by the collective agreement is expected. Procurement of own funding is highly encouraged from sources within Austria and the European Union.
The successful candidate should have a doctoral degree in biology (or a related field, such as biophysics), and several years of research experience (international experience is preferred) on investigating microbiome structure and function. The candidate is well-experienced in genome-centered computational biology for the study of complex microbial communities, and has expert-knowledge and wet-lab experience in microbial genetics. Ideally, the candidate is familiar with the analysis of complex data by advanced computational techniques such as machine learning and has the documented ability to combine computational approaches with complementary wet-lab experiments.
A publication record in international peer-reviewed journals documenting these skills is expected.
Very good communication skills in English (written and spoken) are mandatory. The ability to work in a team is essential.
Main research field
Special research fields
Biology, Botany, Zoology
Very good knowledge
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 21.08.2022, mentioning reference number 13444.
For further information please contact Lugbauer, Eva +43-1-4277-91211.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.