Vienna, Austria
Date Posted
5 Sep 2024

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PhD Project
Department of Palaeontology, University of Vienna

Physiological response of foraminifera to changing environmental conditions

Vienna, Austria
5 Sep 2024

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Position Description

As from December 1st 2014, the Palaeoecosystem team has an open FWF-funded PhD position in the field of micropalaeontology. The advertised position is located in the Department of Palaeontology which represents an interface between Earth Sciences and Life Sciences. The goal of the project is to quantitatively characterize the physiological response of benthic foraminifera to different stress factors simulating changing natural environmental conditions (changes in temperature, salinity, oxygen etc.).

The employment aims to deepen and extend the professional and scientific education targeting a PhD. Your areas of work include:
– Writing a dissertation
– Contribution to scientific studies
– Involvement in international co-operations
– Peer-reviewed publication and presentation of results at conferences
– Integration into the research group and participation in administrative duties

Your Profile:
Diploma-, Master- or Magister degree in Biology, Pharmacology, Palaeontology or other related fields of science; experiences in methods of molecular biology (particularly isolation of proteins, Western Blot); interest in microscopy; independent work style; ability to work in teams.

How to Apply

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 12 Oct 2014, mentioning reference number 5198. For further information please contact Heinz, Petra +43-1-4277-53580, Enge, Annekatrin +43-1-4277-53582.

Position Category: Medical & Biological Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €30'000 - €40'000.