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 (prae doc)
as fellow at the Department of Nutritional Sciences
Reference number: 13602
We are looking for a Ph.D. student to take part in a project in the field of molecular nutrition. The project concerns the impact of restrictive diets on the gastrointestinal tract and involves the analysis of inflammatory factors, microbiota, and metabolomics. The candidate is required to have basic skills in molecular biology laboratory techniques, statistical analysis, and fluent English. Upon hiring, the student is expected to perform analyses using qRT-PCR, western blot, HPLC, histology, and to work with a mouse model.
The contract duration is 3 years with a preliminary limitation of 1,5 years and will automatically be extended to 3 years unless the employer hands in a non-extension declaration after 12 months. An extension up to a total of 4 years is then possible provided the excellent performance of the candidate.
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Duration of employment:
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.
- Participation in research, teaching and administration
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
- The ideal candidate should have a Master degree in Nutritional Sciences, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, and/or related areas.
- Basic skills in molecular biology laboratory techniques
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills
- Ability to work in a team
- You need to have successfully passed a PhD selection
- Letter of Motivation including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
- Curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Degree certificates
For further information please contact Prof. Jürgen König (
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.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 13602