Postdoc in Functional Microbiology: Austria

The Functional Microbiology Division of the Institute of Microbiology at University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna is looking for a highly-motivated, enthusiastic, and driven researcher to join our lab and work with us to understand the mechanisms of pathogenicity in Bacillus cereus.

The Functional Microbiology Division conducts research at the interface between animal health and food safety. Current research projects focus on the understanding of pathometabolism and persistence mechanisms of toxigenic bacteria. We provide an excellent laboratory environment and integration in a dynamic interdisciplinary research team. The ideal candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in life sciences or related fields. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in microbiology and molecular biology. Experience in transcriptomics or metabolomics is an asset. Basic knowledge in bioinformatics is desirable.

Specific requirements:

PhD or an equivalent degree in life science or related fields. Experience with the state of the art mutagenesis techniques will be an advantage. Candidates should be self-motivated and have strong laboratory and analytical skills demonstrated by a track record of relevant publications. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, as well as the ability to interact professionally with and train people at all levels. The position is initially funded for a period of 4 years, during which the candidate is expected to develop a strong research program, including extramural funding. English and German proficiency are essential.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a single PDF including CV, list of publications, a short description of research experience and interests, and the contact details of three references to, including the reference number: 2020/1002

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