The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 188 fields of study, approx. 9.700 members of staff, more than 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position of a
University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Botany and Biodiversity Research.
Reference number: 6388 The Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology studies different aspects of biological diversity from local to global scales. Our current research focuses on the effects of global change (climate warming, land use, N-pollution) on biodiversity, biological invasions, community ecology, ecological drivers of micro-evolution and the evaluation of landscape structures and landscape dynamics with regard to ecosystem service provision. Our model systems are mainly vascular plants, but also include other taxonomic groups. We apply a range of statistical methods from fields like macroecology and landscape ecology to existing datasets or to data collected by own field observations and experiments. In addition, we have a focus on the development and application of predictive models of species’ range dynamics. Extent of Employment: 20 hours/week Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade. Job Description: To strengthen our expertise in GIS and spatial data analysis we are currently offering a post-doc position (temporary replacement, half time, until 02/06/2018). Candidates are expected to support ongoing research projects and to contribute to the development of new proposals. We expect a recent PhD in ecology or related disciplines, a convincing publication record and documented expertise in GIS and spatial data analysis. The position also includes teaching obligations (2 hours per week, on average). Profile: PhD in the field of biology / focus on ecology or related fields (e.g. conservation biology, biogeography, landscape ecology, vegetation science) – Experience with spatial data analysis and GIS incl. programming (ARCGIS, Q-GIS, Python or equivalent) – Experience with advanced statistical modelling techniques, preferably in R – Experience with writing of scientific papers and grant proposals – Basic experience with academic teaching – Ability to work in teams Your application should include the following docuements: Letter of intent – Scientific CV – List of publications – List of third-party funds – Research plan for the time of occupation – Two academic references
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 21.02.2016, mentioning reference number 6388. For further information please contact Dullinger, Stefan: [email protected] The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( 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: 6388 E-Mail: [email protected]

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