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Research assistant (Post Doc, 40 hrs), permanent position

Karl Landsteiner Privatuniversität


Established in 2013, the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL) is part of an academic and research community located at the Campus Krems, and includes a network of comprising teaching hospitals in St. Pölten, Krems and Tulln. The university offers degree programmes in Human Medicine, Psychotherapy, Counselling Sciences and Psychology, which are tailored to the requirements of the Bologna model, opening the door to new, cutting-edge health professions. KL is committed to raising its profile in specific areas of biomedicine, biomedical engineering, and biopsychosocial sciences by entering into strategic academic and esearch partnerships with other institutions.

Starting April 2019, the KL offers a research position in the subject area "Physiology” (Head: Univ. Prof. Dr. Gerald Obermair:

Research assistant (Post Doc, 40 hrs), permanent position

Your tasks:

  • Development and application neuronal in vitro cell culture models
  • Analyses of neuronal and synaptic functions employing molecular biology, immunocytochemistry and electrophysiology in order to study normal and pathophysiologic developments (e.g. autism, schizophrenia) of nerve cells
  • Development and application of methods for the high- and super-resolution analysis of nerve cells and their synaptic connections
  • Supervision of students and participation in teaching
  • Collaboration in research projects and support in logistical activities
  • Recruitment and implementation of own third-party-funded research projects
  • Participation in the coordination and management of the research team

Your profile:

  • Diploma or master's degree in the life sciences
  • PhD in life sciences (neuroscience, cell biology, etc.)
  • Prerequisite: Expertise in neuronal cell culture models, fluorescence microscopy and electrophysiology (preferably scientific publications or doctoral thesis)
  • Desired: Background in molecular biology, cell biology, electrophysiology applications, immunohistochemical techniques, basics in bioinformatics and statistics
  • Interest in scientific work and scientific publications
  • Willingness to participate in teaching and mentoring students
  • Reliable and independent working attitude
  • Friendly, open appearance and team spirit

Your perspective:

You can expect a challenging job in an internationally and highly motivated team. The Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences is dedicated to achieving a balanced mix of male and female academic and nonacademic staff. Consequently, applications from female candidates are particularly welcome. The minimum gross salary for this position is € 3.400,-. The position is a tenure-track position. Overpayment based on the internal salary structure and individual qualifications and experience is possible.

Applications should include a motivation letter (including a description of scientific accomplishments, research interests,…), curriculum vitae, and credentials and should be mailed by March, 10 2019 to Ms. Christina Schwaiger of the Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences, Dr.-Karl-Dorrek-Straße 30, 3500 Krems, Austria (bewerbung(at)kl.ac.at).


Name: Christina Schwaiger

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