The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.09.2022 of a
at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Reference number: 13117
Do you have a strong interest in systems biology and disease-related research in the context of chronic pain? Do you want to benefit from working in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and highly motivated research group embedded in the excellent and international environment of the University of Vienna?
Then come join our new team of the “Systems Biology of Pain” Group at the Division of Pharmacology and Toxicology as a Postdoctoral fellow.
Our translational research focuses on the molecular underpinnings of painful pathologies in vertebrates. In particular, we have setup an integrated workflow for the discovery of system-wide proteome dynamics involved in chronic pain (please see our webpage https://pharmtox.univie.ac.at/research/systems-biology-of-pain-prof-schmidt/). The goal of our work is to reveal protein network signatures of chronic pain in preclinical mouse models and also in humans, e.g. in patients with pain (as part of on-going collaborations with clinicians).
We seek candidates combining expertise in molecular biology, in vivo virus-mediated gene transfer, and mouse behavior. Candidates who have specific expertise in pain research and mouse pain models are especially encouraged to apply. It is also essential that the postholder is highly motivated and enthusiastic, is able to work independently and manage research projects including bench-work, literature search and team-work with other researchers including our collaborators.
Our research group is embedded in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Vienna. Thus, we benefit from close interactions with experts in chemical medicine, bioinformatics, drug screening, and systems biology. This interdisciplinary and dynamic environment provides ideal opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and scientific as well as personal development within the international research community in Vienna.
We embrace diversity and encourage female as well as international candidates to apply. The position is funded by a research grant of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) and is limited with 3 years, starting date ideally is September 1, 2022.
Duration of employment:
Extent of Employment: 40.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement
: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves - Developing and strengthening the independent research profile - Involvement in research projects / research studies - International publications and presentations - Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding - Preparing / writing a scientific publications - Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement - Supervision of students - Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance - Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration. The offered project combines several techniques relevant for biomedical molecular research and mouse behavior. The goal of our work is to reveal protein network signatures of chronic pain in preclinical mouse models and also in humans (as part of on-going clinical collaborations). These signatures might represent novel targets for the development of more efficient therapies of chronic pain.
Doctoral degree/PhD degree - Professional competence – Very good problem solving skills- Methodological competence - Didactic competence - High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing - Excellent command of written and spoken English - Ability to work in a Team. Candidates need to be proficient in molecular biology, mouse behavior and mouse disease models. Candidates who have additional expertise in pain research are especially encouraged to apply.
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have - Teaching experience or experience of working with e-learning - Experience working on research projects - Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) - International presentation experience Desirable qualifications are - Experience of supervising students Application documents - Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given) - Description of research interests and former research (not to exceed 2 pages).
Main research field
| Special research fields
| Systems biology
| Language level
Type of computer skills
| Specified computer skills
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
) no later than 30.06.2022, mentioning reference number 13117.
For further information please contact Schmidt, Manuela +43-1-4277-55360.
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.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 13117