The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a
at the Department of Structural and Computational Biology
Reference number: 13901
The research groups of Arndt von Haeseler and Jörg Menche at the Max Perutz Labs at the University of Vienna at the Department of Structural and Computational Biology are recruiting a highly motivated joint PhD student. The Max Perutz Labs are a joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna. Located at the Campus Vienna Biocenter the Max Perutz Labs are home to over 450 scientists from over 30 nations organized in 62 groups working in the field of molecular biology.
The candidate is further expected to be willing to teach and can supervise students. Teaching experience is therefore a plus. The position is also involved with international collaborations. The candidate will participate in research, teaching to the extent of the collective agreement provisions and administration - contributing to research projects / scientific studies - and contributing to publications / scientific articles. Also, the successful candidate is expected to complete her*his dissertation agreement within 12-18 months.
The employment contract is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 4 years, unless the employer declares non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.
Duration of employment:
Extent of Employment: 30.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement
: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- Professional competence training in Systems Biology with focus on biological networks
- Methodological competence Proven competence of network science, image analysis, and working with large-scale databases. - Experience working with different -omics datasets and genetic screens
- Didactic competence Experience with course organization, teaching and assignments/homework preparation
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing - Excellent command of written and spoken English
- IT user skills - Ability to work both independently and in a team.
- Experience working with international collaboration partners and working on several projects simultaneously.
- You need to have successfully passed the VBC-PhD selection
- In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have:
- Teaching experience
- Experience of working on research projects and academic writing
Desirable qualifications are
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience of working with e-learning
- Experience of supervising students
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks (given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda
Main research field
| Special research fields
| Educational level
| Language level
|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 (
) no later than 20.04.2023, mentioning reference number 13901.
For further information please contact Gruber, Iris +43-1-4277-74320.
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.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 13901