Research Assistant, Post Doc

Established in 2013, the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) offers a Research assistant (Post Doc, 30 hrs) position in the department “Water Quality and Health” (Head: Prof. Dr. Andreas Farnleitner, Deputy Head: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alexander Kirschner)

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


  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent


  • ENGLISH: Good
  • GERMAN: Good


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: Proven expertise with flow cytometry and cell sorting for the analysis of bacteria (preferably scientific publications or doctoral thesis)
  • Desired: Fundamentals of microbiological cultivation techniques, 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

Selection process
Applications should include a motivation letter (including a description of scientific accomplishments, research interests,…), curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be mailed by April, 16 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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