University Assistant (PhD position)

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: PartTime
Deadline: 17 Feb 2021

Start date/duration
  • as soon as possible
  • for 4 years

Job profile:

A PhD position in Fungal Genetics and Molecular Biology with a special focus on sensing and signal transduction in mycoparasitic fungi is available at the Department of Microbiology, University of Innsbruck. The focus of our research activities is on unraveling microbial interactions, especially the interaction of mycoparasitic fungi with their fungal preys. The main tasks of the given position are: ·         Self-dependent research in the field of fungal interactions with a focus on communication, sensing and signal transduction in fungal mycoparasites and contribution to research activities in the research area Molecular Mycology and Mycoparasitism ·         Acquisition of third-party funding, preparation of publications, presentation of research results on conferences ·         Preparation of the dissertation (graduate thesis) ·         Teaching including co-supervision of Master and Bachelor students ·         Administration   Qualifications: ·         Graduation (Master) in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or similar ·         Comprehensive knowledge and experience with microbiological, molecular biological and bioinformatics methods and approaches ·         The ideal candidate possesses experience and knowledge in filamentous fungal research ·         Self-dependence and willingness for research stays at national and international cooperation partners ·         High motivation, strong problem-solving skills, flexibility ·         Capacity for teamwork and excellent communication skills ·         Excellent knowledge of English ·         At least basic knowledge of German           Please provide an outline of your planned research activities (ca 5 pages)


We are looking forward to receiving your online application.

The full, legally binding call for application (in German) including the salary can be found here:

The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore explicitly welcomes applications from qualified female scientists. In the case of female underrepresentation women with equal qualifications will be given priority.

In accordance with Austrian disability laws qualified people with special requirements are expressly encouraged to apply for jobs. For more information please contact the trusted representative for scientists with a disability at the University of Innsbruck, Dr. Adolf Sandbichler.

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