Junior Faculty Position Tenure Track: Statistical Genetics / Population Genomics at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna ~ Bioblogia.net

7 de noviembre de 2012

Junior Faculty Position Tenure Track: Statistical Genetics / Population Genomics at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories, University of Vienna

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL; www.mfpl.ac.at) are a recently
established joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical
University of Vienna, engaged in top level biomedical research and
training. MFPL houses more than 60 research groups in various areas of
Molecular Biology and is embedded in the Vienna Biocenter Campus. The
working language of the Institute is English. MFPL is committed to
promoting work/life balance, and the campus hosts an international

In recent years, Vienna has developed into one of the leading centers in
evolutionary biology (www.evolvienna.at). In addition to a stimulating
scientific environment, Vienna also offers an extraordinarily high quality
of life. Affordable housing, excellent public transport, great
restaurants, a range of international schools, two operas, two music
centers, many theaters and museums in combination with a pleasant climate
make Vienna one of the most attractive cities in Europe.

Faculty opening

An independent junior faculty position (roughly equivalent to an assistant
professorship) is offered to strengthen the Computational Biology and
Bioinformatics unit in the area of population genetic modeling. In
particular candidates with a track record in statistical genetics or
population genomic modeling and data analysis are encouraged to apply. The
successful candidate will have a record of high quality research in
evolutionary modeling. S/he is expected to develop and maintain an
independent research group, and to attract extramural funding.

The position holder will be a co-leader of the Mathematics and Biosciences
Group (MaBS), currently led by Joachim Hermisson. Several other groups on
campus are involved in evolutionary genetics research, including the
groups of Magnus Nordborg (Gregor Mendel Institute) and Arndt von Haeseler
(Center for Integrated Bioinformatics Vienna). Moreover, a diverse group
of researchers interact through activities of the Vienna School of
Population Genetics (www.popgen-vienna.at), which attracts an
international body of graduate students. The Vienna Biocenter provides
access to an excellent core facility, including several Illumina
sequencers, bioinformatics services, and a high-speed computer cluster.

The starting date is flexible (spring 2013 or later). The advertised
position is a scientific tenure track position: within the first two years
of employment the University of Vienna may offer a ¡§qualification
agreement¡¨ if the scientific performance of the employee suggests that the
required qualification can be reached. This agreement is connected with
the title of ¡§Assistant Professor¡¨ [AssistenzprofessorIn]. In case the
goals of the ¡§qualification agreement¡¨ are met, the employment will be
made permanent and the title of the employee will be changed to ¡§Associate
Professor¡¨ [assoziierte/r ProfessorIn]. We offer a competitive salary and
a start-up package.

Application files:

1. Application letter (max. 5 pages), to be structured as follows:
a.    Achievements in research
b.    Experience and activities in teaching (and advancement of young
      researchers), teaching plans
c.    Achievements in knowledge transfer and knowledge management
d.    Future plans in research and contribution to the scientific
      profile of the Faculty and the University, respectively

2. Enclosures:
a.    CV and degree certificates/transcripts
b.    List of publications, including journal impact factors and number
      of citations, as well as a list of the ¡V in the opinion of the
      applicant ¡V 5 most important publications
c.    Scientific talks, also listing the 5 most important ones
d.    ¡§Esteem factors¡¨ (e.g. experience as publisher, functions in
      scientific societies or program committees)
e.    Acquired third-party fund projects (topic, runtime, origin,
f.    Teaching (and advancement of young researchers): courses
      held at universities, supervised theses, teaching
      evaluations (if existent)
g.    Names of three references with contact details

Applications shall be submitted in English (preferably as a single PDF) to
facultyopenings@mfpl.ac.at, with cc to joachim.hermisson@univie.ac.at .
Informal inquiries can be sent to joachim.hermisson@univie.ac.at . The
application period ends on January 4th, 2013. Women are strongly
encouraged to apply.

Joachim Hermisson
Professor for Mathematics and Biosciences
University of Vienna
Department for Mathematics
Nordbergstr. 15, 1090 Vienna, Austria
and Max F.Perutz Laboratories
Dr.-Bohrgasse 9, 1030 Vienna, Austria
phone:  +43 (0) 1 4277 50648
email: joachim.hermisson@univie.ac.at

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