University Assistant (prae doc)

Updated: 6 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 07 Dec 2021

The Evolutionary Morphology Research Group (EvoMoRG) at the Department of Palaeontology is an interdisciplinary research team working at the interfaces between palaeobiology and evolutionary developmental biology of vertebrates for better understanding the evolutionary history of vertebrates (see also www.evomorg.org ) with special focus on the evolutionary origin, morphological rate changes, adaptive trait developments, and diversity and disparity patterns of modern cartilaginous and bony fishes at the broadest temporal and spatial scales. We build on a good working atmosphere, close collaboration with our students and collaborators from other institutions, and self-dependent involvement and co-ordination of research projects.

We invite applications for this position in vertebrate palaeobiology.

The selected candidate will be part of the Vienna Doctoral School of Ecology and Evolution, which includes 12 research groups (https://vds-ecology-evolution.univie.ac.at/ ) and is expected to conduct a research project within the international research unit “Solnhofen Plattenkalk Biota” on the eco-evolutionary dynamics of Late Jurassic bony fishes (Osteichthyes, Actinopterygii) that ultimately shall lead to a doctoral degree typically in form of a thesis based on publications. The research unit consists of nine research teams who seek to improve our understanding of biotic dynamics in a low latitude, shallow marine biodiversity hotspot over a geologically short time span in deep time, using the ancient Solnhofen Archipelago as a case study.

The announcement is made for four years, whereby the employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of four years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral theses agreement within 12-18 months.
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration - Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral theses agreement within 12-18 months.
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration


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