Assistant Professor and ‘Senior scientist’ positions in Vienna

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  1. Senior Scientist Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria A permanent, full-time Senior Scientist position is available in the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Faculty of Life Sciences. The position is initially for 6 years with the possibility of subsequent unlimited employment. You will take a lead role in the implementation of research activities and approaches in bioinformatics and computational biology in our group. Our research focus is on the ecological & evolutionary genomics of adaptation to changing environments, speciation, and species diversification / radiation in plants and associated organisms. We address these topics using the latest DNA / RNA sequencing technologies in combination with spatial, ecological, and phenome data at different hierarchical levels of biological diversity.
    Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week. Salary grading in accordance with relevant work experience (collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b, postdoc).
    Job Description: Participation in cutting-edge research projects involving bioinformatics and computational biology, including the development / validation of new bioinformatic pipelines – Responsibility for the operation and maintenance of high performance computing resources – Liaison point for collaboration with external high performance computing centres – Participation in international publication and presentation activities – Supervision / mentoring of students engaged in bioinformatics and computational biology projects – Assistance with teaching in the department.
    Profile: MSc or doctoral (or equivalent) degree in the natural or computer sciences – Experience with the analysis of so-called ‘Next Generation Sequencing’ (NGS) data, i.e. second or third generation DNA / RNA sequence datasets – Extensive experience with computational work within a Unix / Linux based environment – Programming skills (bash scripting; R; basic skills in either Python or Perl) – Excellent written and oral communication skills in English – A keen interest to keep abreast with ongoing developments in bioinformatics and computational biology – Ability to work in teams – If from an educational path other than biology: basic understanding of biology including evolution.
    To apply: Your application must include the following documents: 1-page motivation letter – Educational and scientific CV – List of publications – Contact details of three references. Please see full job description and submit your application via the website of the Job Center at the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at; email: jobcenter@univie.ac.at) no later than 01.02.2016, mentioning job reference no. 6254. For more information please contact: Christian Lexer, christian.lexer@univie.ac.at and christian.lexer@unifr.ch.

    Group Leader / University Assistant Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna, Austria
    An academic Group Leader position is available in the context of several new hirings within the Division of Systematic & Evolutionary Botany embedded within the Department of Botany & Biodiversity Research of the Faculty of Life Sciences. Building on its broad and long-standing expertise, the Department is currently aiming to strengthen its research focus on the ecological & evolutionary genomics of plant adaptation, speciation, and species diversification / radiation, including the formation of plant species ranges and evolution of biotic interactions in rapidly changing environments. We are hence looking for a person with experience in the use of current DNA / RNA sequencing technologies to address fundamental questions in evolutionary biology and / or biogeography. This includes a keen interest in integrative approaches towards understanding the origin, maintenance, and functioning of biological diversity. Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week. Salary grading in accordance with relevant work experience (collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b, postdoc).
    Job Description: Participation in research, teaching and administration – Participation in research projects – International publication and presentation activities – Preparation of high-quality external (third-party) research grant applications – Preparation / Finalization of a (publishable) habilitation – Giving classes in accordance with country-wide university regulations – Examination activities – Supervision / mentoring of students. Profile: Doctoral degree in biology or equivalent field / Focus on molecular evolutionary biology or biogeography of plants – Experience in population genetics, evolutionary genomics, and/or systems biology, especially the use of current DNA / RNA sequencing technology – Excellent written and oral communication skills in English – Computer literacy, including experience with Unix / Linux based analysis software and R – Ability to work in teams – Experience in teaching / experience in e-learning – Experience in external (third-party) fundraising. Duration of the contract: 6 years.
    To apply: Your application must include the following documents: motivation letter (<1 page)- Scientific CV – List of publications – Draft of research interests / habilitation project – Contact details of three references. Please see full job description and submit your application via the website of the Job Center at the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at; email: jobcenter@univie.ac.at) no later than 01.02.2016, mentioning job reference no. 6252. For more information please contact: Christian Lexer, christian.lexer@univie.ac.at and christian.lexer@unifr.ch.

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