The position is opened for either (1) a skilled physical anthropologist with expertise in bone anatomy and human evolutionary morphology who can contribute significantly to the development of ancient DNA optimisation methods from skeletal and dental tissues; or (2) a skilled bioinformatician who has experience in sequence analysis, preferably in the field of palaeogenomics, and can contribute significantly to the development of new computational tools, and the analyses of paleogenomic data
A PhD degree in a relevant field. Excellent research skills, good collaboration and communication skills. For (1): knowledge and expertise in human osteology and human evolutionary anatomy. For (2): analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data; bioinformatics of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets; formal training in bioinformatics and/or computation, including programming
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 01.04.2018 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of Anthropology Reference number : 8366 The position is opened for either (1) a skilled physical anthropologist with expertise in bone anatomy and human evolutionary morphology who can contribute significantly to the development of ancient DNA optimisation methods from skeletal and dental tissues, OR (2) a skilled bioinformatician who has experience in sequence analysis, preferably in the field of palaeogenomics, and can contribute significantly to the development of new computational tools, and the analyses of paleogenomic data. Pinhasi’s team focuses on the paleogenomics of human populations across the globe, metagenomic analysis of ancient DNA from dental calculus, soil and other environmental sources, selection of morphometric traits and other phenotypes, and the optimisation of ancient DNA methods. The team is working closely with leading paleogeneticists, population geneticists, archaeologists and physcial anthropologists from universities and museums across the world. The researcher will be part of Pinhasi’s team and the new ancient DNA laboratory complex. The researcher will also have close links with Prof. Rattei and his bioinformatics team at the Division of Computational Systems Biology, University of Vienna. Duration of employment: 4 year/s 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: Your key tasks as a postdoctoral researcher are: • Design and implementation of anthropological approaches to ancient DNA genomics OR Design and implementation of computational approaches for application to palaeogenomic datasets • Participate in PhD training courses • Write scientific articles and your PhD thesis • Teach and disseminate your research, principally through supervision of MSc and BSc students enrolled at the University of Vienna. • Mandatory skills • Independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement Profile: The applicant must have ALL the following skills: • A PhD degree in a relevant field • Excellent research skills, good collaboration and communication skills For (1): knowledge and expertise in human osteology and human evolutionary anatomy For (2): • Analysis of Next Generation Sequencing data. • Bioinformatics of genomic and/or metagenomic datasets. • Formal training in bioinformatics and/or computation, including programming Desired experience • A track record of publications in high impact international journals • Wet lab experience • Analyses and computations of paleogenomic datasets • Application documents - Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae (including a list of publications, a list of courses and a list of talks given) - Description of research interests and research agenda / of the intended habilitation project (if applicable) - Contact details of people who could provide a letter of reference Research fields: Main research field Special research fields Importance Biology Biological anthropology SHOULD Education: Educational institution Educational level Special subject Importance University Natural Sciences Mathematics, Computer Sciences SHOULD Languages: Language Language level Importance English Excellent knowledge SHOULD Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at ) no later than 11.03.2018, mentioning reference number 8366. For further information please contact Pinhasi, Ron 43-1-4277-54721. The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( http://diversity.univie.ac.at/ ). 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: 8366 E-Mail: email@example.com
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