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Senior Scientist, Max Perutz Labs

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 4,351.90
Closing date
1 May 2024

74 Max Perutz Labs
Startdate: 15.05.2024 | Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: 14.05.2029
Reference no.: 2252

Among the many reasons 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 continuous striving for top international research and scientific excellence. At the same time they enjoy support and liberties that are not a given at other institutions. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

The Max Perutz Labs bring together the groups working in molecular biology at the University of Vienna. In order to intensify the collaboration with the Medical University of Vienna in the field of molecular biosciences, the Max Perutz Labs were founded in 2005. We maintain high-tech research infrastructures at two neighbouring locations, where around 450 scientists from more than 40 nations work in basic biomedical research in more than 45 research groups.

Your personal sphere of play:

The Ameres Lab is looking for a highly motivated and dedicated Senior Scientist to lead, support and coordinate research projects in RNA biology. The position includes responsibilities for practical and theoretical teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and RNA Biology.

The Ameres lab is an internationally competitive, innovative, and creative research group investigating fundamental cellular mechanisms in the regulation of gene expression and RNA metabolism by combining genome-wide transcriptomics approaches with cutting edge genetic, molecular and biochemical assays.

Your future tasks:

The successful candidate will actively participate in research, teaching, and administration. This involves initiating, planning, coordinating, and supporting research projects and scientific studies in RNA biology, publishing in international journals, giving lectures and seminars, contributing to practical and theoretical teaching of undergraduate and graduate students in Biology/Molecular Biology, taking over organizational responsibilities in the lab and the institute and getting involved in occasional public outreach activities.  

This is part of your personality:

  • PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Excellent understanding of and prior experience in the areas of RNA Biology, molecular mechanisms of (post-transcriptional) gene regulation and related biological processes
  • Strong expertise in genetic engineering, cell culture, transcriptomics, NGS, basic molecular biology and biochemistry. Bioinformatics skills are beneficial.
  • Strong publication record and scientific track record.
  • Strong motivation to lead, support, and provide feedback on projects in the lab.
  • Experience in teaching undergraduate and graduate students; mentoring and practical supervision of Master/PhD students.
  • Excellent spoken and written English skills; German skills are beneficial.
  • Team player with high social/communication skills
  • Experience in science communication and public outreach is beneficial.

What we offer:

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: We offer a full-time (40 h/week) contract with basic salary according to FWF salary scheme (increased salary possible according to records of professional experience) for 5 years with the possibility of extension to a permanent contract based on qualification agreement. The basic salary of EUR 4,351.90 (14 times a year for senior scientists postdoctoral)  increases, if we can credit professional experience.

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).

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 in the center of beautiful Vienna 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.

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
  • With your list of publications
  • With your summary of research interests (max. 1 p.)
  • Doctoral Degree 
  • Contact details of persons who could provide reference letters
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

 If you have any questions, please contact:

Stefan Ameres

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.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

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​Application deadline: 05/01/2024 

(Senior) Lecturer & Researcher

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