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PhD, Fluorophores for Live MINFLUX Nanoscopy

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3,578,80
Closing date
24 May 2024

Job Details

74 Max Perutz Labs
Startdate: 01.06.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2444

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 Ries lab is developing super-resolution microscopy methods for structural cell biology and is looking for a PhD student to join the team.

About the Max Perutz Labs: The successful applicant will work in a stimulating scientific environment, the Department for Structural and Computational Biology at the Max Perutz Labs, a research institute established by the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna to provide an environment for excellent, internationally recognized research and education in the field of Molecular Biology. Dedicated to a mechanistic understanding of fundamental biomedical processes, scientists at the Max Perutz Labs aim to link breakthroughs in basic research to advances in human health. The Max Perutz Labs are located at the Vienna BioCenter, one of Europe’s hotspots for Life Sciences, and host 44 research groups, involving around 400 scientists and staff from more than 40 nations.   

The employment duration is 3 years. Initially limited to 1.5 years, the employment relationship is automatically extended to 3 years if the employer does not terminate it within the first 12 months by submitting a declaration of non-extension. With appropriate work progress, an extension to a total maximum of 4 years is possible.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • Your main task is to complete and to submit your dissertation.
  • You meet and consult with your supervisor(s) on a regular basis in order to priorities your tasks and get the necessary support to complete your dissertation successfully in time.
  • You participate in your department's and the Doctoral School activities and workshops.
  • You participate in conferences and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.
  • You actively seek support (workshops, training, coaching etc.) if necessary.

This is part of your personality:

Background in Biology:

  • Extensive experience with superresolution microscopy and specifically MINFLUX
  • Expertise in fluorophores and fluorescent proteins.     

General Expectations: 

  • Above-average MA or equivalent in a field of study relevant for the respective position.
  • Excellent academic and study record (e.g. FÖP within one year, annual submission of progress reports; outstanding publication record etc.).
  • High level of motivation and commitment to succesfully complete your doctoral studies within the anticipated time frame.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 Level),
  • Collaborative, team-minded and pro-active attitude.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with the structures of the University of Vienna.
  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can partially work remotely. 

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 3,578,80 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

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 summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • With a plan for the completion of the doctorate
  • With a confirmation of enrolment in the doctoral programme/having passed the FÖP
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Jonas Ries

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: 05/29/2024

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