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University Assistant Predoctoral, Life Sciences

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3578,80
Closing date
20 May 2024

50 Faculty of Life Sciences
Startdate: 17.06.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2217

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

The research group of Prof. Ina Bergheim, Molecular Nutritional Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences is looking for support of interdisciplinary research projects in the thematic field of metabolic liver diseases and aging. We are an interdisciplinary research team working at the interfaces between nutrition and the development of metabolic diseases as well as healthy aging. We build on a good working atmosphere, close collaboration with our students and self-dependent involvement and coordination of research projects.

Your future tasks:

You will be responsible for the conceptualization, co-coordination and co-supervision of studies focusing on the development of metabolic abnormalities and aging related alteration in model organisms such as C. elegans. Participation in paper writing and publication is expected. In addition, participation in teaching and examinations within the requirements of the collective agreement is expected. The successful candidate is expected to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months. The position is intended to lead to a PhD thesis typically in form of cumulative publications.

This is part of your personality:

  • Master or Diploma in the field of Nutritional Sciences or related discipline with a Master thesis preferably with a focus on metabolic diseases
  • Lifely interested in science
  • Good knowledge in nutritional physiology and biochemistry
  • First experiences in working with model organisms like C. elegans and with moelcular methods e.g., PCR, Western Blot, ELISA, and immunohistochemistry
  • Ability to communicate in German and English
  • High interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work independently and a high level of motivation

What we offer:

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from - free of charge.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3578,80 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Duration of contract: 3 years

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • Master Degree / Diploma

If you have any questions, please contact:

Ina Bergheim

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 05/20/2024 

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