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University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Analytical Chemistry

Bioinformatics, Computer Sciences
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a


University Assistant (post doc)

at the Department of Analytical Chemistry


Reference number: 11856


We are pleased to advertise a Postdoc position at the Institute of Analytical Chemistry in the group of Prof. Jürgen Zanghellini. The group combines mathematical modelling and high performance computing with a data science approach in order to decode and understand cellular functions.

You will focus on the development of computational, systems biology methods to analyse the growth of cancer cells and the identification of drug targets.


Duration of employment: 3 years

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:

This position is ideal for an ambitious scientist with a background in computational (systems) biology, bioinformatics, data science and/or mathematics. Additionally we expect active participation in research, teaching and administration. This includes:

- Creating/developing an independent research profile

- Participating in research projects and in scientific studies

- International publishing and speaking

- Applying for grants and funding

- Preparing and finishing a publishable Habilitation (postdoc thesis)

- Teaching as required (according to the collective bargaining agreement)

- Supervision of students

- Participating in performance evaluation and quality assurance measures

- Research, teaching and general administration



- PhD in (computational) systems biology, bio informatics, data science or related subjects

- Good communication and the ability to work in a team

- Strong programming experience, ideally Python or R

- Proven ability to publish in top international journals

- Excellent spoken and written English


The following would be an advantage:

- Experience in constraint-based methods

- Experience in external fundraising

- Teaching experience


We also expect:

- Teaching and e-learning experience

- Experience in collaboration at research projects

- Publication record in quality media (peer reviewed dependent on subject)

- Experience giving talks


Application documents:

- Letter of motivation

- Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given)

- Description of research interests and research agenda

- Contact details of people who would provide a letter of reference


Research fields:

Main research field: Computer Sciences

Special research fields: Bioinformatics

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Mathematics, Computer Sciences

Special subject: Bioinformatics

Importance: must



Language: English

Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 21.04.2021, mentioning reference number 11856.

For further information please contact Zanghellini, Jürgen +43-1-4277-52306, Danek, Theodora +43-1-4277-52340.


The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). 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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