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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Vienna Doctoral School of Pharmaceutical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Nutritional Sciences
Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Vienna
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Reference Number 13602

The Department of Nutritional Sciences is looking for a PhD student to take part in a project in the field of molecular nutrition. The project concerns the impact of restrictive diets on the gastrointestinal tract and involves the analysis of inflammatory factors, microbiota, and metabolomics. The candidate is required to have basic skills in molecular biology laboratory techniques, statistical analysis, and fluent English. Upon hiring, the student is expected to perform analyses using qRT-PCR, western blot, HPLC, histology, and to work with a mouse model.

For further information and in order to apply, please visit our web page

We welcome early career researchers from all over the world.

Application including a letter of motivation, an academic curriculum vitae incl. list of publications and evidence of teaching experience (if available), degree certificates and transcript of records should be submitted via the recruitment tool Apply(at)PhaNuSpo, no later than on 03.04.2023.

The contract duration is 3 years with a preliminary limitation of 1,5 years and will automatically be extended to 3 years unless the employer hands in a non-extension declaration after 12 months. An extension up to a total of 4 years is then possible provided the excellent performance of the candidate.

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

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.


Main contact
Name: Isolde Prommer

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