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Scientific Staff at the Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.01.2021 of a
at the Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology
Reference number: 11153
The Department of Behavioral and Cognitive Biology, Dr. Michelle Spierings, intends to gain additional expertise on auditory cognition in marmosets and has an open post doc position for a scientist with a PhD possessing strong expertise in this, or a related field. We are a young and enthusiastic team and offer a creative working atmosphere, flexible working times and a suitable salary.
We are looking for a Postdoc in the Young Independent Researcher Group (YIRG) “Dynamates”, working on dynamic auditory predictions in humans and marmoset monkeys – for more details about this interdisciplinary project, visit the Dynamates (ÖAW) website.
This position also includes:
- Planning and running experiments in the marmoset lab based on auditory perception and decision making,
- Close collaboration with the other members of the project in cognitive neuroscience and computational modelling,
- Day-to-day co-supervision of a Ph.D. student,
- Supervision of MSc and BSc students,
- Communication of scientific results in international scientific publications and at scientific meetings,
- Active participation in department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Ph.D. degree in Cognitive Biology, Behavioural Biology, Bioacoustics or a related field.
- Strong international publishing and presentation experience.
- Experience with handling and training laboratory animals, preferably experience with marmoset monkeys, is a pre-requisite.
- Knowledge of primate behaviour, perception and social cognition is a pre-requisite.
- Keen interest in animal cognition and acoustic perception.
- Experience with working in an interdisciplinary research team.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
- Statistical and Programming skills (e.g. R, Python, SPSS).
- Ability to work in a team, be flexible and discuss independent research ideas.
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing.
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have - Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning - Experience of working on research projects - Publications in renowned, subject-relevant media (peer-reviewed, depending on the professional standards) - International presentation experience.
Desirable qualifications are - Knowledge of university processes and structures - Experience abroad - Experience of supervising students
- Letter of motivation describing motivations, personal qualifications and research interest
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Contact details of two people who could provide a letter of reference
Main research field
Special research fields
Biology, Botany, Zoology
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 23.08.2020, mentioning reference number 11153.
For further information please contact Spierings, Michelle , Maier, Philipp +43-1-4277-76106.
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.