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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.04.2020 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
Reference number: 10676
The newly founded Centre of Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science is comprised of 15 groups that conduct internationally leading research in the field of microbial ecology and environmental systems science. The Centre's Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science 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 is searching for a University assistant (post doc) with outstanding expertise in the field of virology to support the Department’s research efforts.
The candidate will contribute to the research goals of the Department as a postdoctoral researcher with particular emphasis on large DNA viruses of protists. The candidate is expected to be well versed in virology and evolutionary biology, and in methods used in the molecular and genomic analysis of viruses. Experience with experimental evolution using viruses is an advantage. 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. We invite applicants to submit their curriculum vitae, letter of intent, and diplomas.
Successful candidates should have a doctoral degree in Virology, Microbiology or Biology, and several years of research experience (international experience is preferred) in virus research. 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
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 01.04.2020, mentioning reference number 10676.
For further information please contact Müller Strassnig, Annina +43-1-4277-91101, Wagner, Christine +43-1-4277-91201.
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.