A permanent, full-time Senior Scientist position is available in the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research, Faculty of Life Sciences. The position is initially for 6 years with the possibility of subsequent unlimited employment. You will take a lead role in the implementation of research activities and approaches in bioinformatics and computational biology in our group. Our research focus is on the ecological &
evolutionary genomics of adaptation to changing environments, speciation, and species
diversification / radiation in plants and associated organisms. We address these topics using the latest DNA / RNA sequencing technologies in combination with spatial, ecological, and phenome data at different hierarchical levels of biological diversity.
Extent of Employment: 40 hours/week. Salary grading in accordance with relevant
work experience (collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b, postdoc).
Job Description: Participation in cutting-edge research projects involving bioinformatics and computational biology, including the development / validation of new bioinformatic pipelines – Responsibility for the operation and maintenance of high performance computing resources – Liaison point for collaboration with external high performance computing centres – Participation in international publication and presentation activities – Supervision / mentoring of students engaged in bioinformatics and computational
biology projects – Assistance with teaching in the department.
MSc or doctoral (or equivalent) degree in the natural or computer sciences –
Experience with the analysis of so-called ‘Next Generation Sequencing’ (NGS) data, i.e. second or third generation DNA / RNA sequence datasets – Extensive experience with computational work within a Unix / Linux based environment – Programming skills (bash scripting; R; basic skills in either Python or Perl) – Excellent written and oral communication skills in English – A keen interest to keep abreast with ongoing
developments in bioinformatics and computational biology – Ability to work in teams
– If
from an educational path other than biology: basic understanding of biology including
To apply: Your application must include the following documents: 1-page motivation
letter – Educational and scientific CV – List of publications – Contact details of three
references. Please see full job description and submit your application via the website of
the Job Center at the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at; email:
[email protected]) no later than 01.02.2016, mentioning job reference no. 6254.
For more information please contact: Christian Lexer, [email protected] and
[email protected]

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