University Assistant with doctorate: Austria

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz is looking for University Assistant with doctorate

Main Duties:

  • Independent research on molecular mechanisms of bacterial-host interactions in human and animal diseases; including animal (murine) infection models
  • Cooperate with established research groups at the University of Graz, the Graz University of Technology and the Medical University of Graz
  • Contribute to teaching in molecular biology and microbiology; co-supervise Bachelor-, Masters- and Ph.D. thesis projects


  • Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, or a related field
  • Excellent publication record (commensurate with academic age) in international journals in the fields of infection biology and molecular microbiology research, preferably relevant to gastrointestinal disease
  • Practical experience in planning and performing experiments in murine infection models (including certificate Felasa B or equivalent)
  • Technical expertise in cultivating and genetically manipulating bacterial pathogens (biosafety level 2) as well as genome analyses
  • Technical expertise in basic molecular biology methods, cell culture and microscopy
  • Very good knowledge of the German and English languages (equivalent to level C1 or higher) and discipline-specific terminology
  • Didactic competence to participate in teaching molecular biology and microbiology on university undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Bioinformatics skills for independent microbiome and gene expression analyses (desirable)
  • Capacity for responsible, independent work
  • Reliability
  • Skills in organization and teamwork

Additional Information

The University of Graz strives to increase the proportion of women in particular in management and faculty positions and therefore encourages qualified women to apply.
Especially with regard to academic staff, we welcome applications from persons with disabilities who meet the requirements of the advertised position.
If you are interested, please submit your application documents before the stated deadline. Make sure to indicate the reference number on your application and please send your CV and photo to:

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