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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
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 as soon as possible of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
Reference number: 10254
TER, the Division of Terrestrial Ecosystem Research at the Center for Microbiology and Environmental System Science, intends to strengthen its expertise in the area of soil science at the interface with microbiology and environmental processes, and has an open group leader position for a scientist with a PhD degree possessing strong expertise in this field. We are a committed team and offer a creative, intellectually stimulating and international working environment.
Your area of responsibility includes the design and execution of your own research projects in soil science that fit to the overall goals of TER and the establishment of your own research group, as well as the publication of results in international peer-reviewed journals. Furthermore, we expect your collaboration in already ongoing projects at TER and your participation in teaching and supervision of students.
Applicants must have a PhD degree in ecology, soil science, or a similar area and at least one year of professional experience.
Applicants must demonstrate an excellent knowledge in at least one of the following four areas:
• soil (micro-)structure and its relation to soil organic matter turnover
(e.g., aggregation, organo-mineral complexes)
• application of stable isotopes in soil ecology
(specifically knowledge of the application of NanoSIMS would be an advantage)
• soil organic matter chemistry (e.g., solid-state NMR, pyr-GC/MS, NEXAFS, XANES)
• modelling of soil organic matter dynamics
Additionally, we expect applicants to have documented publication activity in (prominent) peer-reviewed journals. A proven record in acquiring third-party funds is an advantage. Experience in teaching and supervision of students is also desirable. An excellent command of the English language and good team-working ability is self-evident.
The application should include the following as PDF files:
• Cover letter that describes the motivation for the application
• Scientific CV (including a full list of publications and projects)
• Brief statement of the research interests (1 page maximum)
• Contact information for at least two academic references
Main research field
Special research fields
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 10.12.2019, mentioning reference number 10254.
For further information please contact Richter, Andreas +43-1-4277-91260.
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.
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