University Assistant (post doc)

Updated: 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 28 May 2020

Do you have a strong interest in systems biology and disease-related research in the context of chronic pain?
Do you want to benefit from working in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and highly motivated research group embedded in the excellent and international environment of the University of Vienna?
Then come join our new team at the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as a Postdoctoral fellow.
Our translational research focuses on the molecular underpinnings of painful pathologies in vertebrates. In particular, we have setup an integrated workflow for the discovery of system-wide proteome dynamics involved in chronic pain; please see our current lab webpage http://www.em.mpg.de/index.php (research Dr. Manuela Schmidt) for more information.
The goal of our work is to reveal protein and protein network signatures of chronic pain in preclinical mouse models and also in humans (as part of on-going clinical collaborations).
Our research group is embedded in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Vienna. Thus, we benefit from close interactions with experts in chemical medicine, bioinformatics, drug screening, and systems biology. This interdisciplinary and dynamic environment provides ideal opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and, generally, scientific as well as personal development.
The position is limited with 6 years, starting date is September 1, 2020.

The offered position combines several techniques relevant for biomedical molecular research, i.e. biochemistry, quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics, bioinformatics-based systems biology, and studies of behavior in mouse pain models. The goal of our work is to reveal protein and protein network signatures of chronic pain in preclinical mouse models and also in humans (as part of on-going clinical collaborations). These signatures might represent novel targets for the development of more efficient therapies of chronic pain.
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves - Developing and strengthening the independent research profile - Involvement in research projects / 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. The offered position combines several techniques relevant for biomedical molecular research, i.e. biochemistry, quantitative mass spectrometry-based proteomics, bioinformatics-based systems biology, and studies of behavior in mouse pain models. The goal of our work is to reveal protein and protein network signatures of chronic pain in preclinical mouse models and also in humans (as part of on-going clinical collaborations). These signatures might represent novel targets for the development of more efficient therapies of chronic pain.
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This involves - Developing and strengthening the independent research profile - Involvement in research projects / 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.


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