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: 6389 The Division of Conservation Biology, Vegetation and Landscape Ecology (CVL) 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: We are currently offering a part-time post-doc position (temporary replacement, until 02/06/2018). Candidates are expected to develop and realize their own research concepts and ideas in the above mentioned or related fields in collaboration with the CVL team. Provided that the necessary third-party funds are raised, the position can be extended to a maximum of 40 h per week. Based on third-party funds, contract renewal is also possible up to a maximum of six years. 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 writing of scientific papers and grant proposals – Convincing publication record – Basic experience with academic teaching – Ability to work in teams Your application should include: Letter of intent – Scientific CV – List of publications –
Copy of your most important publication – 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 22.02.2016, mentioning reference number 6389. 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: 6389 E-Mail: [email protected]

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