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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Neurobiology
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 10.11.2019 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Neurobiology
Reference number: 9945
Research at the Department of Neurobiology is focusing on the molecular mechanisms underlying brain circuit formation and plasticity using Drosophila as experimental model. The current main topic of our international research team is aiming at a better understanding of bilateral brain circuit organisation in wild type and mutant background by applying molecular, histological as well as behavioural approaches.
The successful candidate is expected to actively participate in the departments research, teaching and administration. This involves developing and strengthening an independent research profile, specifically be planing and coordinating novel research projects in the field of invertebrate neuroscience.
Furthermore, the position requires responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding as well as the publications and presentations of project results at an international level. The position includes independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement, the supervision of students at different academic levels which will participate in evaluation measures and quality assurance of the University.
Qualification for the advertised position is a Doctoral degree/PhD degree and at least two years of professional competence in Drosophila genetics. Methodological competence should include practical skills in modern microscopy and molecular biology. In addition, the position requires an excellent didactic competence to express yourself both orally and in writing and solid command of written and spoken English. Most importantly, the successful candidate needs good communication skills and the ability to work in an international research team.
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have good teaching experience, publications in renowned scientific journals and international presentation experience. Application documents include a Letter of motivation, Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given), a description of research interests and research agenda and contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference.
Main research field
Special research fields
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 (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 18.09.2019, mentioning reference number 9945.
For further information please contact Hummel, Thomas +43-1-4277-56500.
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.