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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Mineralogy and Crystallography
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 08.09.2020 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Mineralogy and Crystallography
Reference number: 11116
The Department of Mineralogy and Cristallography invites applications for a temporary postdoctoral researcher position with focus on microbeam-analysis techniques. The successful candidate will be particularly in charge of operating scanning electron microscopes including focused ion beam and electron back-scatter diffraction, and managing the department's dispersive Raman/luminescence spectroscopy and oven labs; including teaching/training duties in these analytical fields. The successful candidate will also do transmission electron microscopy studies in external laboratories. In order to reinforce the existing research group we are looking for an ambitious University Assistant (PostDoc) who is capable to establish self-contained activities in an interdisciplinary field comprising mineralogy, solid state physics, and materials science, with particular focus on defect centres in minerals and structural changes as caused by corpuscular irradiation.
There might be the option to extend the duration of the employment temporarily.
The position is vacant for the period of absence of a member of staff.
The appointment involves
(i) Development of research ideas related to defects in minerals, and the quantification of effects of corpuscular irradiation,
(ii) Autonomous preparation of thin-foil samples using a focused-ion-beam system,
(iii) Analytical tasks, especially using electron-beam techniques and micro-spectroscopy,
(iv) Acquisition of research funding, in particular for accelerator experiments at dedicated large-scale facilities,
(v) Supervision of the department's spectroscopy and oven laboratories, including communication with manufacturers, time management, and basic introduction of users,
(vi) Independent teaching as defined by the collective agreement,
(vii) Supervision of students,
(viii) Training in the field of micro-beam analytical techniques.
Successful candidates must fulfill the following conditions:
- Completion of a Ph.D. / Doctorate in mineralogy, materials science, solid state physics, or related discipline,
- Corresponding record of research and teaching activities,
- Proven skills in the operation of electron microscopes, FIB, EBSD, and dispersive spectrometer systems; good computer skills,
- Basic IT knowledge (operating systems, system administration),
- Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Knowledge of the German language is welcomed but not necessary.
Excellent team-working skills are expected.
The successful candidate should be willing for short-term research stays in laboratories abroad.
The application should include:
- Letter of intent,
- Concise Curriculum Vitae including lists of past research activities, publications, and teaching activities,
- Information on experience with the operation of electron-beam and laser-beam analytical systems,
- Names and contact information of two 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 23.08.2020, mentioning reference number 11116.
For further information please contact Nasdala, Lutz +43-1-4277-53220.
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.