University assistant predoctoral

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 30 Nov 2023

16 Nov 2023
Job Information

Universität Wien
Research Field

Biological sciences » Other
Biological sciences » Biology
Biological sciences » Biological engineering
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

30 Nov 2023 - 23:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Dec 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Job description:

At the University of Vienna, more than 10,000 people work together towards answering the big questions of the future. Around 7,500 of them are scientists who, with their curiosity and continuous demand for excellence, conduct top-level international research and teaching. Are you also looking for the right space to develop your potential? We are seeking a/an

University assistant predoctoral
74 Centre for Molecular Biology

Startdate: 01.12.2023 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)

Limited until: 30.11.2024

Reference no.: 1607

The Center for Molecular Biology (ZMB) was founded in 1992, centralizing all groups of the University of Vienna working in the field of molecular biology. To promote collaborations with the life sciences departments of the Medical University of Vienna, the Max Perutz Labs were founded in 2005.

Specific Requirements

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a university assistant prae doc, you will complement/complete the research team around Verena Jantsch. You will work on meiotic recombination in Caenorhabditis elegans. The group is based at Max Perutz Labs on the Vienna Biocenter Campus.
What makes us special as a team is cosmopolitanisms and internationality.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which

•    Contribution to your research project with the topic meiotic recombination in C. elegans.
•    Contribution to developing assays for in vivo crosslinking mass spectrometry analysis.
•    You work on your dissertation and its completion.
•    Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations.
•    Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
•    Involvement in the organization of meetings, conferences, symposia.
•    You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.
•    Supervision of BSc and MSc students.

This is part of your personality:

•    University degree in Biology, Molecular Genetics or related fields.
•    Successful VBC PhD program Selection or similar international PhD Selection required.
•    Practical experience in handling the model organism C. elegans and performing ChIP experiments
•    In-depth knowledge of meiotic resolvases.
•    Experience in genetics and biochemistry.
•    Experience with basic bioinformatics tools.
•    Training in Mathematics.
•    High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing.
•    Computer literacy (MS-Office; Imaging Software).
•    Basic experience in academic writing.
•    Didactic competences / experience with e-learning.
•    Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 Level).
•    Ability to work in a team.
•    Knowledge of university processes and structures.

Additional Information

What we offer:

Employment duration: The employment duration is limited to 1 year.
Fair salary: Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc).  
The basic salary of EUR 3277,30 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.
Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible, family-friendly working hours.
Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.
Good public transport connections: Your workplace in the center of beautiful Vienna is easily accessible by public transport.
Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.
Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

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