University Assistant (prae doc) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems 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 as soon as possible of a
University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
Reference number: 11363
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 looking for a
dedicated, enthusiastic PhD student in the field of Microbial metagenomics. The position will involve utilising metagenomics to explore the human associated microbial populations (microbiome), particularly the poorly characterised members and their relation to health, geography and lifestyle. It will also involve the evaluation, improvement, adaptation of computational approaches relevant for microbial metagenomics.
Application documents should include a letter of motivation, an academic curriculum vitae, and degree certificates.
Active participation in research, teaching and administration.
+ Involvement in a research project on high-resolution metagenomics to detail the human microbiome
+ 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 first year of employment.
+ Diploma or master’s degree in biology/Microbiology/Bioinformatics or equivalent qualification
+ Excellent command of written and spoken English
+ High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
+ Excellent team-working ability
+ Experience in microbial community profiling would be advantageous.
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have very good communication and organizational skills.
Main research field
Special research fields
Biology, Botany, Zoology
Very good knowledge
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 (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 07.12.2020, mentioning reference number 11363.
For further information please contact Tett, Adrian James +43-1-4277-91290.
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.