University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 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: 13346
The Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Group (TER) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science is looking for an outstanding independent Group Leader in the wider area of functional soil ecology. We are a committed team and offer a creative, intellectually stimulating, and international working environment in one of Europe’s best Centres in the field of microbial ecology, ecosystem and environmental sciences. We offer full access to our unique facilities, infrastructure and analytical instrumentation and a start-up support (to be negotiated).
The position is currently limited to 4 years, with the possibility of an extension to a maximum of 6 years.
We intend to strengthen our expertise in Functional Soil Ecology at the interface of microbial ecology and environmental processes. We are looking for highly qualified and ambitious candidates, who have recently completed their PhD and wish to establish an independent research group in an area of functional soil ecology, complementing the ongoing research at the Terrestrial Ecosystem Research Group (TER) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science. The acquisition of third-party funding is expected. The position includes some teaching as regulated by the collective bargaining agreement.
- Doctoral or PhD degree (Biology, Ecology, Soil Science, or similar)
- At least 1 year of relevant post-doctoral research experience
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- High ability to express himself*herself both orally and in writing
- Documented publication activity in peer-reviewed journals
- Good team-working ability
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have experience in supervising students at the Bachelor and Master's level.
- Short cover letter that describes the motivation for the application
- Scientific CV (including a full list of publications and projects if any)
- Research plan for the next 4 years (2 pages 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 25.08.2022, mentioning reference number 13346.
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.