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Job Opportunities
Last Updated: 28 November 2016

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health in Austria. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining the health of humans and their animal companions as well as to producing healthy food.

To meet our objectives, our institute (Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine) (Department of Pathobiology) is looking for a

Postdoc within the project: „Malaria and related haemosporidioses in wild birds”

Grade: Postdoc/B1
Level of employment: 40 hours
Length of employment: 3 years, starting February 2017
Deadline for applications: Dec. 9, 2016


  • Generation of sequence data of certain genes of selected haemosporidia species and design of genetic probes
  • Development of in situ detection techniques for different species of haemosporidia in tissue samples

Necessary knowledge and qualifications

  • Doctorate/PhD in Biological Sciences or Veterinary Sciences
  • Excellent knowledge in molecular techniques
  • Interest in morphological techniques (Histology, in situ hybridization)
  • Planning and performing of primer design, PCR, sequence analysis and molecular phylogeny
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent knowledge in English (C1-Level, working language)

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent scientific writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, team-oriented attitude
  • Interest in wildlife biology
  • Some knowledge in German is advantageous

Contact / Further Information

Prof. Dr. Herbert Weissenböck
Institute of Pathology and Forensic Veterinary Medicine
T +43 1 25077 2401
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Minimum salary

The minimum salary for university staff is regulated by the collective contract and at the level given above amounts to EUR 3.590,70 gross per month.  The minimum salary may be increased when previous employment and other salary components are taken into account.


Please submit applications quoting the reference number 2016/ /1106 via e-mail (preferably) to Enable JavaScript to view this email address. or by post to the Personnel Department of the University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinärplatz 1, 1210 Vienna.  Please do not forget to include the reference number or we shall be unable to relate your application to the correct vacancy announcement.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is attempting to increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff.  Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed.  If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favouring a particular male candidate.

Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation costs they may incur as a result of the application procedure.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate “hochschuleundfamilie” (career and family). We should thus be especially pleased to receive applications from people with families. Applications from persons with disabilities are similarly welcome.

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