Senior Scientist

Universities and Institutes of Austria

Austria

September 27, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology Biological sciences › Botany
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 27/09/2022 00:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Austria › Wien
  • Type Of Contract: Permanent
  • Job Status: Part-time
  • Hours Per Week: 20
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/11/2022
  • Reference Number: 13422
  • Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number: No
  • A permanent, half-time (20 hours/week) Senior Scientist position is available in the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research (research group Structural and Functional Botany).

    Supported by a technical assistant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the operation, coordination, and maintenance of the department's Computer Tomography lab, which is currently equipped with two tomography systems (a Zeiss MicroXCT-200 and a Bruker SkyScan 1275). Main tasks will include technical management of the lab, problem solving, and communication with other researchers and off-site technical support. While the successful candidate will be involved in ongoing research, he or she will also have the possibility to develop own research projects. In addition, he/she is expected to engage in our research group's seminars and meetings, and to contribute to teaching activities (BSc and MSc curricula). - The Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research houses various research groups with botanical, zoological, evolutionary, and ecological foci. The Department offers a stimulating working environment and excellent research facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories for morphological as well as for molecular work. Research in Structural and Functional Botany is mainly concerned with floral structure and evolution as well as with palynology, both with extant and fossil plants. Supported by a technical assistant, the successful candidate will be responsible for the operation, coordination, and maintenance of the department's Computer Tomography lab, which is currently equipped with two tomography systems (a Zeiss MicroXCT-200 and a Bruker SkyScan 1275). Main tasks will include technical management of the lab, problem solving, and communication with other researchers and off-site technical support. While the successful candidate will be involved in ongoing research, he or she will also have the possibility to develop own research projects. In addition, he/she is expected to engage in our research group's seminars and meetings, and to contribute to teaching activities (BSc and MSc curricula). - The Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research houses various research groups with botanical, zoological, evolutionary, and ecological foci. The Department offers a stimulating working environment and excellent research facilities including state-of-the-art laboratories for morphological as well as for molecular work. Research in Structural and Functional Botany is mainly concerned with floral structure and evolution as well as with palynology, both with extant and fossil plants.

    Benefits

    www. univie.ac.at

    Eligibility criteria

    A PhD degree in biology - Research experience in botany documented with a record of internationally recognized publications (preferred research interests include floral structure and evolution). - Previous experience with micro-computer tomography used on plant samples.

    - Previous experience with software packages such as AMIRA or similar used for the analyses and visualization of 3D-data.

    - A flair for technical matters and the readiness to acquaint oneself with new methods and techniques.

    - Readiness to take part in training courses on radiation protection.

    - Excellent communication skills in English (both oral and written).

    Selection process

    A PhD degree in biology - Research experience in botany documented with a record of internationally recognized publications (preferred research interests include floral structure and evolution). - Previous experience with micro-computer tomography used on plant samples.

    - Previous experience with software packages such as AMIRA or similar used for the analyses and visualization of 3D-data.

    - A flair for technical matters and the readiness to acquaint oneself with new methods and techniques.

    - Readiness to take part in training courses on radiation protection.

    - Excellent communication skills in English (both oral and written).

    Additional comments

    The University of Vienna was founded in 1365 and is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe. At present, about 88,000 students are enrolled in 180 courses at the University of Vienna. The University of Vienna is also the largest teaching and research institution in Austria with 8,900 employees, 6,700 of whom are scientists and academics.

    Web site for additional job details

    https:// www. univie.ac.at

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Biological sciences › Biology

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • None

  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Biological sciences › Botany

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • None

    Offer Requirements Skills/Qualifications

    A PhD degree in biology - Research experience in botany documented with a record of internationally recognized publications (preferred research interests include floral structure and evolution). - Previous experience with micro-computer tomography used on plant samples.

    - Previous experience with software packages such as AMIRA or similar used for the analyses and visualization of 3D-data.

    - A flair for technical matters and the readiness to acquaint oneself with new methods and techniques.

    - Readiness to take part in training courses on radiation protection.

    - Excellent communication skills in English (both oral and written). Previous experience with sample preparation of delicate plant samples such as flowers is of advantage. - Previous experience with geometric morphometric and/or multivariate statistical analyses using R is of advantage.

    For further information please contact Jürg Schönenberger; tel. +43 (0)1 4277 54080, juerg.schoenenberger@univie.ac.at

    Specific Requirements

    A PhD degree in biology - Research experience in botany documented with a record of internationally recognized publications (preferred research interests include floral structure and evolution). - Previous experience with micro-computer tomography used on plant samples.

    - Previous experience with software packages such as AMIRA or similar used for the analyses and visualization of 3D-data.

    - A flair for technical matters and the readiness to acquaint oneself with new methods and techniques.

    - Readiness to take part in training courses on radiation protection.

    - Excellent communication skills in English (both oral and written). Previous experience with sample preparation of delicate plant samples such as flowers is of advantage. - Previous experience with geometric morphometric and/or multivariate statistical analyses using R is of advantage.

    For further information please contact Jürg Schönenberger; tel. +43 (0)1 4277 54080, juerg.schoenenberger@univie.ac.at

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Faculty of Life Sciences
  • Department: Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// jobcenter.univie.ac.at/
  • E-Mail: botanik@univie.ac.at
  • Country: Austria
  • City: Wien
  • Postal Code: 1030
  • Street: Rennweg 14
  • Phone: +43-1-4277-54100
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