Puesto de asistente de investigación/técnico con organismos acuáticos durante 3+3 años ~ Bioblogia.net

11 de julio de 2022

Puesto de asistente de investigación/técnico con organismos acuáticos durante 3+3 años

Oferta compartida por Nuria

A Technical Assistant position is available within a 6-yrs FWF START project on eco-evolutionary dynamics and admixture led by Markus Moest at the University of Innsbruck. We investigate admixture in an aquatic keystone grazer and study the consequences of admixture on eco-evolutionary dynamics in the context of global change on the population, species, community, and ecosystem level. The position is funded for 3+3 yrs at 50% employment with the possibilities of full and/or extended employment.

***Your responsibilities***
The TA will be involved in a large field campaign collecting plankton and sediment cores in peri-Alpine lakes and will be responsible for maintaining Daphnia and algae cultures. Moreover, the TA will help with phenotyping assays, molecular lab and mesocosm experiments, which will be set up at the University's Research Institute for Limnology (ILIM) in Mondsee.

***Your skills***
The planned work requires a high degree of independence and the ability to work in a team. Prior experience in any of the following areas will be an advantage but is not strictly required: 
(i) molecular lab work (DNA extractions, PCRs, library prep,.)
(ii) cultivation of animals and/or microorganisms
(iii) lab management. 
The work with an international and diverse team and several international collaborators will require some English skills.

***What the position offers***
The annual gross salary is ~16.000 EURO for 50% employment (alternative arrangements are possible). The contract includes health insurance and 5 weeks of  holidays per year. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers: https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/index.html.en I aim to ensure an excellent working environment in which everyone can contribute their experience, ideas and ways of thinking and I offer and support professional training. Moreover, I strive for cultural and gender equity, diversity, and inclusion for anyone to be involved in this project. Candidates with a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and ideas will be welcomed and are encouraged to apply. For more information on the position, the project, the group, or the University, please do not hesitate to contact me (Markus.Moest@uibk.ac.at).

***How to apply***
I am looking forward to receiving your application. Please send a single pdf file including a short letter of motivation and curriculum vitae and contact details of previous employers (if any) to Markus.Moest@uibk.ac.at. Applications should be written in English or German.

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