The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

Senior Scientist
at the Dean's office of the Faculty of Life Sciences

Reference number: 12311

Senior Scientist at the Core Facility for Cell Imaging & Ultrastructure Research, Faculty of Life Sciences

Do you want to benefit from working in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and highly motivated team embedded in the excellent and international environment of the University of Vienna? Do you have a strong interest in microscopy and ultrastructure research and its application to diverse research fields?

Then come join our team as Head of the Core Facility Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research CIUS at the Faculty of Life Sciences. This core facility participates in research and teaching in the life sciences with a focus on imaging techniques. To fully exploit the collaborative potential of such a core facility, we are seeking a Senior Scientist with the knowledge, expertise, motivation, and enthusiasm to lead this important facility. The position is currently limited to 6 months with the possibility of subsequent unlimited employment.

Duration of employment: 6 month/s
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
The Senior Scientist will be heading the Core Facility Cell Imaging and Ultrastructure Research CIUS at the Faculty of Life Sciences to support researchers that apply a diverse range of microscopy techniques. With a thorough expertise in advanced light and electron microscopy, the successful candidate is responsible for the maintenance of the technical equipment and the development of novel applications. As the main representative of the Core Facility, the Senior Scientist will assist and train users, participate in teaching, and organise the communication with the users of CIUS within the Faculty and beyond.

The successful candidate is experienced in advanced light microscopy as well as scanning and transmission electron microscopy including sample preparation, ultrathin sectioning as well as fluorescence and immunolabelling techniques. The applicant has expertise in managing service facilities at a research institution and a track record in project support from methodological design and execution via supervision of personnel and collaborative work.

Successful candidates should have the following qualifications:

- Doctoral degree/PhD in biology, physics, biotechnology or any other related field and post-doctoral experience in the area of microscopy.
- Experience in advanced imaging methods, including light, fluorescence and electron microscopy.
- The applicant has been following the scientific development in the field of advanced microscopy methods.
- The applicant speaks and writes fluently English.

Application documents:

- Letter of motivation with a description of research interests and the specific interest in the advertised position
- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)
- Description of research interests and research agenda
- Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Ultrastructure research MUST

Language level Importance
Excellent knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 27.09.2021, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Gerber, Ursula +43-1-4277-50009.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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