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Senior Scientist, Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 4752,30
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

91 Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
Working hours: 40 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2284

The University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna establish the initial Austrian node of the European life sciences infrastructure ELIXIR. The ELIXIR AT node will be extended during the next years to many further institutions from academia, industry and government, with the aim to enable all Austrian researchers to access and analyse life science data, to improve the value and impact of life science research on public health, the environment and the economy.

We are therefore searching for a highly motivated person (m/f/d) with professional experience in the coordination of research infrastructures for the position of the ELIXIR Austria node coordinator. The workplace will be the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science of the University of Vienna.

Your personal sphere of play:

You will be the central person who coordinates all areas of activities of the ELIXIR Austria node. These include life science data related services, training and resources. You will organize the communication within the ELIXIR AT node, with other nodes, with ELIXIR Europe and with all stakeholders. You will coordinate the acquisition of basic and project related funding. Your will report to the head of ELIXIR AT. National and international travel activity and visits to involved partners are expected. This position is initially limited for a period of 4 years and can be extended afterwards through mutual agreement.

Your future tasks:

  • Plan and implement scientific, technical and training activities in the Austrian ELIXIR node, in close collaboration with the head of ELIXIR AT and the associated leadership group
  • Develop and coordinate bioinformatic services within the Austrian ELIXIR node and as contributions to ELIXIR Europe
  • Initiate and facilitate scientific, technical and training collaborations between the partner institutions
  • Write funding applications, coordinate third-party funded research projects and associated reporting
  • Coordinate communication and cooperation within ELIXIR AT and with ELIXIR's Hub and other ELIXIR nodes
  • Establish and maintain channels and forums to ensure good interaction with and between the relevant professional environments at the partner institutions, ELIXIR AT and ELIXIR internationally
  • Coordinate collaboration between other relevant research infrastructures locally, nationally and internationally
  • Develop and maintain outward-directed operations and communication, including the node's websites and social media.

Your qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a completed university education at PhD level in a field within life sciences.
  • Applicants must have experience of working in projects across institutions that often include several collaboration partners, including international collaborations
  • Experience from inter- and transdisciplinary research is an advantage
  • Experience from research administration, preferably from larger research projects, is an advantage
  • Knowledge of the Austrian academic, industry and government sectors, the EU and their instruments is an advantage
  • Knowledge of research policy and cooperations between academia, business and government is an advantage
  • Applicants must be able to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing in English and German.

We are looking for a person who:

  • has the ability to implement, collaborate, communicate and build relationships
  • can work both independently and in a team
  • can run and implement processes and has the ability to work across various professional groups, create trust and build networks
  • has the ability to create a positive organizational culture and stimulate different professional groups in Austria to work towards common goals
  • has good organizational and sector understanding and the ability to think holistic and strategically
  • can communicate well both orally and in writing, also in digital channels, be outgoing and active, and a be good representative of the node
  • has the ability for structured administrative work.

What we offer:

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.

Fixed-term contract and fair salary: Fixed-term contract and fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 4752,30 (14 times a year) can be increased if we can credit professional experience. This position is initially limited for a period of 4 years and can be extended afterwards through mutual agreement.

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
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

We will select the best candidate in a multi-step process, which involves multiple interviews with representatives of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna.

If you have any content questions, please contact:

Thomas Rattei

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: 07/31/2024 

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