Standort: Salzburg, AUSTRIA
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: Department of Biosciences at the University of Salzburg
Eingetragen am: 2018-01-19

The Department of Biosciences at the University of Salzburg invites applications for the position of a

Postdoctoral University Assistant


in the field of Cancer Epigenetics. The research of our team focuses on genetic and epigenetic variations and aberrations in the context of cancer. We are interested in elucidating how interindividual genetic and epigenetic variation, as well as acquired genetic and epigenetic changes can affect cancer risk, tumor development and clinical prognosis.

  • Expected starting date: 1st March 2018
  • Duration of employment: 6 years (tenure if “Habilitation” is achieved within this time)
  • Working time: 40 hours /week
  • Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to perform own research and teaching, to scientifically support the ongoing research and teaching in the area of “Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics” and to participate in administrative duties. Teaching includes offering courses (4 hours per week). A successful “Habilitation” within 6 years will lead to tenure.
  • Employment requirements/qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD and excellent background in molecular biology or a related subject, and peer-reviewed publications in the area of epigenetics and/or cancer research, as well as proven track record in next generation sequencing (NGS), epigenetic analyses and/or bioinformatics.
  • Additional qualifications: We are looking for a candidate with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, who will collaborate with internal and external partners and will employ cutting-edge technologies. Candidates should be highly motivated, have successfully completed projects, ideally have acquired third party funding, and have relevant teaching experience.

The successful candidate will contribute to our involvement in the Cancer Cluster Salzburg, the priority program "Allergy-Cancer-BioNano Research Center", as well as the doctorate school PLUS. For more information please refer to our website: and feel free to contact Angela Risch (, phone: + 43 (0) 662 8044 7220.


Interested applicants are encouraged to electronically submit their applications (refer to GZ A 0142/1-2017) by Feb 7th 2018 to (motivation letter, cv and a copy of degree certificates) together with the following documents:

  1. Description of the applicant’s previous academic performance in research
  2. Description of the applicant’s previous experience in teaching and student/theses supervision
  3. Concept paper outlining the applicant’s current + future research activities and teaching as well as her/his envisaged contribution to the academic profile of the Division and the Department
  4. Ideas on knowledge transfer and academic management
  5. Description of social and other competencies

The hearing is planned for Feb 26th. The hiring and employment are governed by the Austrian University Act (UG 2002) and the Austrian Employee Act (Angestelltengesetz). The advertised position corresponds to that of a Postdoctoral Research Assistant, a newly created hiring category, according to § 26 (1) of the Collective Agreement (Kollektivvertrag, KV) for Austrian Universities with the salary scale B1 (currently at € 3.626.60 per month) while an annual salary consists of a fourteen-month payment (§§ 48 and 49 (3), KV).  The salary level may be subject to an increase through a change in the KV. For more detailed conditions of employment, please refer to (section a):

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