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 as soon as possible of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Evolutionary Anthropology
Reference number: 13760
The Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Vienna is offering a 4-year postdoctoral position in ancient DNA genomics in the research group of Prof. Ron Pinhasi.
We are seeking capable candidates with a strong background in ancient DNA lab work and sequence analysis who can contribute significantly to the development of new computational tools, and the analyses of ancient DNA genomic data.
The researchers will be part of Pinhasi’s team and the new ancient DNA laboratory complex. They should have an excellent publication record and preferably a track record of awards/scholarships/external grants.
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.
The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team which is part of an extensive international network of research in the fields of aDNA genomics, metagenomics, (paleo)epigenetics, and archaeogenetics with new laboratories and equipment. For more information see
or contact Ron Pinhasi (
The key tasks of the position include:
- Human aDNA, pathogen aDNA, sediment aDNA, mammalian aDNA
- Design and implementation of computational approaches for application to palaeogenomic datasets
- Initiating and leading projects
- Writing scientific articles
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
The applicant must have ALL the following skills:
- A PhD degree in a relevant field
- Extensive experience in Next Generation Sequencing analyses and computations of human aDNA genomic datasets
- A track record of analysing and leading/co-leading publications on human aDNA
- Excellent research skills
- Good collaboration and communication skills
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- A track record of publications in high impact international journals
- Letter of motivation (no more than 2 pages)
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given; no more than 4 pages)
- Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable)
- Diploma and transcripts of records (BSc and MSc and PhD)
- Full contact details of 2-3 referees who could provide a letter of reference
Main research field
| Special research fields
| Biological anthropology
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
) no later than 21.03.2023, mentioning reference number 13760.
For further information please contact Pinhasi, Ron +43-1-4277-54721.
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: 13760