University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology
Reference number: 11042
The working group Food Chemistry and Toxicology represents a dynamic interdisciplinary team acting in a network of national and international cooperations. The interaction of natural food constituents with potential contaminants (e.g. mycotoxins) is one of the main research lines currently in focus. In a recently established working group, we are dealing with potentially toxic compounds produced by microalgae which represent a potential threat for food safety and food security.
Duration of employment: 4 year/s
Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement
: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
The position is dedicated to investigate potentially toxic compounds formed by microalgae. The tasks include the identification, chemical and toxicological characterisation and determination of those compounds in different matrices (e.g. algal biomass, water, mussels, ..).
- Accomplishment of research projects in the area of analytical chemistry (liquid and gas chromatography coupled to mass spectrometry) and toxicology
- Performance of in vitro toxicological assays to assess the toxicological properties of microalgal compounds
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students (co-supervision of bachelor and master students)
- A degree in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences or comparable curricula with profound knowledge in analytical chemistry and toxicology
- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
- Excellent commend of written and spoken German and English
- Ability to work in a team
- Experience with analytical-chemical and toxicological methods including cell culture work is of advantage
- Teaching experience / experience of working with e-learning
- Basic experience in academic writing.
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 09.08.2020, mentioning reference number 11042.
For further information please contact Seybert, Johannes Ernst +43-1-4277-70809, Schweighofer, Heidelinde +43-1-4277-70801, +43-1-4277-52007, Varga, Elisabeth .
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.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 11042