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

University Assistant (post doc)
at the The Comammox Research Platform

Reference number: 12326

The University of Vienna has established a research platform to investigate the physiology, structural biology, biochemistry, and ecology of nitrifying microorganisms with focus on complete ammonia oxidizers (comammox organisms). We are a committed team and offer an interdisciplinary scientific environment, cutting-edge laboratories, and a creative working atmosphere. The platform is looking for a dedicated, enthusiastic post doc in the field of structural biology.

Application documents should include a letter of motivation, an academic curriculum vitae, and degree certificates.

Duration of employment: 3 year/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:
Active participation in research, teaching and administration. This includes:
+ Involvement in a research project on the structural and biochemical characterization of selected enzymes from comammox and other nitrifying microorganisms
+ Publications and presentations
+ Involvement in project applications for third-party funding
+ Involvement in public outreach
+ Teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
+ Supervision of trainees and students

+ Doctoral or PhD degree (Biology, Molecular Biology, Structural Biology, Biochemistry, or similar)
+ Excellent command of written and spoken English
+ High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
+ Documented publication activity in peer-reviewed journals
+ Excellent team-working ability

+ Excellent knowledge and experience in structural biology.
Methodological competences (one or more of the following):
+ Practical experience in molecular cloning, expression, and purification of protein complexes. Prior knowledge of crystallography and/or single-particle electron microscopy.
In addition, we expect the successful candidate to have very good communication and organizational skills, the capacity to interact with other researchers, experience in working on research projects, publications in international scientific journals, and international presentation experience.

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Structural biology MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Natural Sciences - MUST

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge
MS Office MUST
Basic Knowledge
Others 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 26.11.2021, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Wagner, Michael +43-1-4277-91200, Daims, Holger +43-1-4277-91204, Djinovic-Carugo, Kristina +43-1-4277-52203, Wagner, Christine +43-1-4277-91201, Böckelmann, Jörg +43-1-4277-57405, +43-1-4277-52206, Lugbauer, Eva +43-1-4277-91211, Ferchichi, Janette +43-1-4277-91219.

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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