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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Microbiology and

Posted on Mar 16, 2019 by Universität Wien

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The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.04.2019 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science

Reference number: 9465

The Division of Microbial Ecology at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic PhD student in the field of gut microbiome studies. We are an international, committed team and offer an interdisciplinary scientific environment, cutting-edge laboratories, a creative working atmosphere and flexible working times.

Application documents should include a letter of motivation, an academic curriculum vitae, and degree certificates.

Duration of employment: 1 year/s
Duration of employment: 6 month/s
Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This includes:
Involvement in a research project on the gut microbiome of premature infants
Publications and presentations
Involvement in project applications for third-party funding
Teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
Supervision of trainees and students

We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within the next 12-18 months.

Diploma or master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, or equivalent qualification
Excellent command of written and spoken English
High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
Excellent team-working ability

Professional competences:
Good knowledge and experience with experimental methods in molecular microbial ecology
Excellent knowledge in bioinformatics methods for sequence-centered analyses
Excellent knowledge in phylogenomics and comparative genomics
Profound knowledge about gut microbiota is desirable

Methodological competences (one or more of the following):
Experience with genomics and metagenomics analyses desirable
Experience with DNA isolation, 16s rRNA gene sequencing, metagenomics and transcriptomics, metabolomics, FACS, ELISA, Leucocyte isolation, whole blood analysis, and neurophysiological measurements desirable

In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have very good communication and organizational skills.

Research fields:
Main research field Special research fields Importance Biology Microbiology MUST

Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance University Natural Sciences - MUST

Language Language level Importance German Excellent knowledge MUST English Excellent knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills Specified computer skills Importance Basic Knowledge MS Office MUST Programming language Others SHOULD Basic Knowledge Others SHOULD

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna () no later than 21.03.2019, mentioning reference number 9465.

For further information please contact Berry, David .

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (). 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.

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