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Scientific Staff at the Department of Nutritional Sciences
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 as soon as possible of a
at the Department of Nutritional Sciences
Reference number: 9366
The research group of Prof. Ina Bergheim (Chair Molecular Nutrition) at the Department of Nutritional Sciences is looking for support for a third-party-funded interdisciplinary research project focusing on the development and progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver diseases. We are a young and interdisciplinary research team working at the interfaces between nutrition and the development of metabolic diseases. We build on a good working atmosphere, close collaboration with our students and co-workers as well as self-dependent involvement and co-ordination of research projects. Duration of contract: 3 years. This position will be available immediately.
The objective of the present project is to study mechanisms of the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and in particular the role of endogenous alcohol synthesis and hepatic alcohol metabolism herein. You will be responsible for the conceptualization, co-ordination and supervision of in vivo and in vitro studies to address related research questions. In particular, molecular mechanisms involved in the development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and alterations of hepatic alcohol metabolism will be in the focus of your work. Participation in paper writing and publication is expected.
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
A PhD in the field of nutritional sciences or related disciplines ir mandatory as well as a high interest in nutritional sciences, cell and molecular biology. Hands-on experiences in histological analysis and clinical chemistry, immunohistochemistry analyses, gene and protein expression analyses of tissue as well as experiences in working with model organisms is required. The ability to work in highly dynamic research teams as well as high interpersonal and communications skills and theability to work independently are expected.
Ability to communicate in both German and English - Excellent communication skills - Ability to work under pressure - High level of motivation for research - High interpersonal skills - Ability to work independently.
- Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given) - Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable) - Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference
Main research field
Special research fields
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 28.03.2019, mentioning reference number 9366.
For further information please contact Bergheim, Ina +43-1-4277-54981.
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.