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*) PhD Position (4 years) - (Multimodal) Imaging Techniques applied in Biosciences

Announcement 289.4.2 (Mitteilungsblatt 28/2020):


Focus - (Multimodal) Imaging Techniques applied in Biosciences:

• Participation in research tasks that aim to expand the possibilities of imaging mass spectrometry in close cooperation with project partners from the medical, biological and technical fields

• Development of new analysis strategies and opening up new areas of application

• Implementation of innovative ideas in the field of multimodal analysis


Your Tasks:

• Participation in associated research projects

• Supervision of students in laboratory exercises of the bachelor and master degree in German and English (technical chemistry, biomedical engineering)

• Participation in other teaching tasks in German and English (seminars, lectures and alike) and exams

• Deepen scientific knowledge

• Participation in scientific events

• Writing a dissertation and publications

• Participation in organizational and administrative tasks of the research group


Your Profile:

• Completion of a master's or diploma course in chemistry, (bio-) physics, biochemistry, biotechnology, computer science, biomedical engineering or an equivalent degree at home or abroad

• Sound knowledge of analytical chemistry is an advantage

• Sound knowledge of handling biological material is recommended

• An advantage is practical experience with imaging methods (microscopy), as well as methods from the field of spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chromatography

• Experience in dealing with data sets and software solutions for the analysis and presentation of data is an advantage but a basic understanding of statistical data analysis is necessary

• Ability to publish research results in specialist journals and at conferences

• Problem-solving skills and innovative ability

• High team and communication skills

• Didactic skills

• Excellent knowledge of English

• Interest in research in the field and in working with students


We offer:

• Diverse and exciting tasks

• Wide range of internal and external training opportunities as well as flexible working hours

• Central location and easy access (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)


The TU Wien is striving to increase the proportion of women, particularly among academic staff, and is explicitly announcing this position for university assistant (Prae-Doc) for women as part of a special program to promote women.


We strive to employ people with disabilities with the appropriate qualifications and therefore expressly request that you apply. Remuneration is based on the minimum wage for salary group B1 and is at least EUR 2,196.80 gross / month for 30 hours of employment per week. (14 times a year).


We look forward to your application by 31.08.2020.

Send your online application to Birgit Hahn birgit.hahn [ a ]


Applicants are not entitled to compensation for travel and subsistence expenses that arose from the admission process.



In case of questions feel free to contact us:

Prof. Martina Marchetti-Deschmann

martina.marchetti-deschmann [ a ]

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