Postdoctoral Research Associate in Water Quality and Health: Austria

Established in 2013, the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) offers a Postdoctoral Research Associate position (tenure track, 30 hrs) in the department “Water Quality and Health”

Your tasks:

  • Development and application of quantitative flow cytometric and microscopic methods in the diagnosis of health relevant microorganisms, pathogens and indicators in water
  •  Development and application of methods for the flow cytometric sorting of bacterial populations in water
  • Development and application of methods for assessing the bio-stability of water
  • Supervision of students and participation in teaching
  • Collaboration in research projects and support in logistical activities
  • Recruitment and implementation of own third-party-funded research projects
  • Participation in the coordination of the working group and the Inter-University Cooperation Centre for Water and Health

Your profile:

  • Diploma or master’s degree in microbiology, molecular biology, cell biology, microbial ecology or similar subjects
  • PhD in natural sciences (microbiology and cell biology)
  • Prerequisite: Expertise with flow cytometry and microbiological lab work (preferably scientific publications or doctoral thesis)
  • Desired: cell sorting experience, molecular biological analysis, microbial ecology, water quality analysis, basics in bioinformatics and statistics
  • Interest in scientific work and scientific publications
  • willingness to cooperate in teaching and mentoring students
  • Manual skill and joy in manual laboratory activities
  • Reliable and independent working attitude
  • Friendly, open appearance and team spirit

Your perspective:

  • You can expect a challenging job in an internationally and highly motivated team. The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is dedicated to achieving a balanced mix of male and female academic and non-academic staff. Consequently, applications from female candidates are particularly welcome.
  • The minimum gross salary for this position is € 2.475,-. The position is a tenure-track position.
  • Overpayment based on the internal salary structure and individual qualifications and experience is possible – increase of working hours is also possible by third-party funding.

To apply

Applications should include a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be mailed by 30 May 2018 to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (

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