Postdoc in Animal Biodiversity (Vienna) ~

15 de marzo de 2011

Postdoc in Animal Biodiversity (Vienna)

At the University of Vienna (15 faculties, 3 centres, about 180 fields
of study, approx. 8.600 members of staff, approx. 85.000 students) the
position of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of
Animal Biodiversity is vacant.

Identification number of advertisement: 1979

Molecular data are nowadays an indispensable source of information to
answer research questions in ecology and biodiversity. In our department
we study patterns of species diversity and species composition at the
community level in order to unravel mechanisms that generate and
maintain biodiversity. Emphasis is on tropical biota, but temperate-zone
communities are also studied (see
We are seeking for a scientist with an organismal perspective and broad
command of molecular biology techniques, working at the interface
between biodiversity research, ecology, and evolution. The focus should
be on insects as target organisms. A fully equipped lab is available, as
is support through a technician. The successful candidate is expected to
develop an independent, internationally visible research agenda.
Teaching obligation is 4 hours per semester week.

Degree of Employment: 40 hours/week

Areas of work: Generating and using of DNA sequence data for research
questions in evolution and ecology. Teaching in the field of biology,
with emphasis on animal biodiversity, evolution and ecology.

Profile: PhD degree in Biology, preferably with focus on ecology,
evolution, or zoology. Postdoc experience from a competitive research
laboratory. Experience with applying relevant analytical skills,
techniques and methods, including a broad range of molecular biology
techniques. Good command of up-to-date statistical and bioinformatics
methods to analyse molecular data. Strong interest in the field of
biodiversity and evolution. Good command of English language. Interest
in academic teaching in BSc and MSc curricula (e.g. molecular methods
for biologists, insect biodiversity). High motivation and commitment to
work in a team.

Expertise in conservation biology would be welcome.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should
be sent via Job Center to the University of Vienna
( no later than 31.03.2011 and be
referenced to the identification number 1979.

For further information please contact Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Konrad
Fiedler (

The University of Vienna intends to increase the number of women on its
faculty, particularly in high-level positions, and therefore
specifically invites applications by women. Among equally qualified
applicants women will receive preferential consideration.

Identification number of advertisement: 1979


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