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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Palaeontology
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.05.2019 of a
University Assistant (post doc)
at the Department of Palaeontology
Reference number: 9386
You will have the opportunity to work within a dedicated team on exciting and innovative new fields of Paleobiology, while profiting from the international environment in the Department of Paleontology within the lively city of Vienna.
We seek an outstanding candidate to work in our research team on Conservation Paleobiology, Historical Ecology and Stratigraphic Paleobiology in the Cenozoic marine fossil record. We study how the near-and deep-time fossil record can be used to understand the ecological and evolutionary responses of species to changes in their environment. We use the stratigraphic context to aid in the interpretation of biological history and processes. You can make use of existing collections, participate in ongoing projects and apply for your own projects.The position involves work at the interface of Earth- and Life Sciences, partly building on available collections and partly on material to be collected in new field campaigns. A general aim is to extract environmental and ecological information from fossils. Approaches can involve sclerochronology, isotopic geochemistry, taphonomy, population and community paleoecology, and/or paleobiogeography (or any other tools that can be helpful).
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves
- Developing and strengthening the independent research profile
- Involvement in research project / research studies
- International publications and presentations
- Responsibility for project applications and the acquisition of third-party funding
- Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Participation in evaluation measures and quality assurance
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- Doctoral/PhD degree in Earth Sciences or Life Sciences
- Experience in quantitative Paleobiology
- Experience in programming and modelling of ecological and palaeoecological data
- Good knowledge of the taxonomy and ecology of one or several invertebrate groups (e.g., corals, molluscs, brachiopods)
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Very good communication skills and ability to work in a team
- Good research profile
Eligible additional skill:
- Experience in taxonomy and systematics of invertebrates
- Experience in paleontological field work and a very good stratigraphic background
- Experience in marine biological field work
- Experience in work on invertebrate collections
- Experience in sclerochronology
- Knowledge of programming languages
- Experience in data management
- Experience in teaching and training
- Experience in (co-)supervising students
- Experience in (co-)organising events
Your application should be in English (preferably) and a single PDF file that includes
- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae (with a list of publications and presentations)
- Statement of research plans (maximum of two pages), including a brief proposal/outline of research plans over the next 6 years
Furthermore, you should arrange for three persons to send a recommendation letter to firstname.lastname@example.org (mentioning reference number 9386) by the closing date.
Main research field
Special research fields
Biology, Botany, Zoology
Very good knowledge
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 07.03.2019, mentioning reference number 9386.
For further information please contact Zuschin, Martin +43-1-4277-53555.
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.