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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Senior Scientist at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology

Food Chemistry
Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna
Closing Date


The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.08.2017 of a

Senior Scientist

at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology


Reference number: 7702


The group of Prof. Marko at the Institute of Food Chemistry and Toxicology at the faculty of Chemistry is dedicated to studies on cellular mechanisms of food constituents. The compound spectrum compromises potentially bioactive secondary plant metabolites (polyphenols), contaminants e.g. mycotoxins up to nanoparticles. In focus are potentially desirable cellular effects such as anticarcinogenic or antioxidative properties as well as application-limiting toxicologically relevant effects. Within the group a Zeiss Elyra PS.1 system equipped with PALM and SIM as well as equipment for life cell imaging is available. The advertised position is focused primarily to establish and conduct mechanistic studies by confocal microscopy.


Extent of Employment: 40 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:

The position is dedicated to studies on molecular mechanisms of food constituents (e.g. polyphenols, contaminants, nanoparticles) with special emphasis on (superresolution) confocal microscopy and life cell imaging techniques. The position is a central interface for interdisciplinary cooperations in the field of cellular toxicity and confocal microscopy. The position comprises active contribution to research, teaching and administration, which implies establishing and developing of an independent research profile, contribution to research projects, international publication and lecturing activities, writing of grant applications, independent lecturing activity within the regulations of the wage agreement, contribution to evaluation and quality control activities as well as contribution to research, teaching and institutes administration.



- Master/diploma in chemistry, biology or related discipline

- doctorate/PhD

- Experience abroad in Englisch speaking country

- Experience with confocal microscopy and life cell imaging

- Sound education in toxicology

- Experience in human cell culture

- Experience to recruit third party funding

- Team working ability


In addition we expect:

Teaching experience, experience in contributing to research projects, publication in peer-reviewed journals and international conference contributions. Knowledge of processes and structures of the university would be desirable as well as working experience abroad and experience in working with students.


To submit:

Scientific CV (including publication list, teaching list, list of talks/conference contributions), description of research interests and concepts as well as contact addresses of potential references.


Research fields:

Main research field: Chemistry

Special research fields: Food chemistry

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Natural Sciences

Special subject:

Importance: must




Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must


Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must



Type of computer skills: Basic Knowledge / Basic Knowledge

Specified computer skills: MS Office / Origin

Importance: must / must


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 27.07.2017, mentioning reference number 7702.

For further information please contact Seybert, Johannes Ernst +43-1-4277-70809, Schweighofer, Heidelinde +43-1-4277-70801, +43-1-4277-52007.


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: 7702

E-Mail: jobcenter(at)


Main contact
Name: Jobcenter der Universität Wien

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