Faculty Opening in Statistical Genetics / Population Genomics

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Faculty Opening in Statistical Genetics / Population Genomics

Faculty Opening in Statistical Genetics / Population Genomics
The University of Vienna, Centre for Molecular Biology, at the Max F. Perutz Laboratories (http://www.mfpl.ac.at) seeks to appoint a faculty member (Assistant/ Associate Professor level) in statistical genetics/population genomics. The position is tenure-track and is accompanied by a start-up package.

The Max F. Perutz Laboratories (MFPL; http://www.mfpl.ac.at) are a recently established joint venture of the University of Vienna and the Medical University of Vienna, engaged in top level biomedical research and training. MFPL houses more than 60 research groups in various areas of Molecular Biology and is an important part of the Vienna Biocenter Campus. The working language of the Institute is English.

In recent years, Vienna has developed into one of the leading centres in evolutionary biology (http://www.evolvienna.at). In addition to a stimulating scientific environment, Vienna also offers an extraordinarily high quality of life. Affordable housing, excellent public transport, great restaurants, a range of international schools, two operas, two music centers, many theaters and museums in combination with a pleasant climate make Vienna one of the most attractive cities in Europe.

Faculty opening
An independent junior faculty position (roughly equivalent to an assistant professorship) is offered to strengthen the Computational Biology and Bioinformatics unit in the area of population genetic modelling. In particular, candidates with a track record in statistical genetics or population genomic modelling and data analysis are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have a record of high quality research in evolutionary modelling. S/he is expected to develop and maintain an independent research group, and to attract extramural funding.

The position holder will be a co-leader of the Mathematics and Biosciences Group (MaBS), currently led by Joachim Hermisson and Claus Rueffler. Several other groups on campus are involved in evolutionary genetics research, including the groups of Magnus Nordborg (Gregor Mendel Institute) and Arndt von Haeseler (Center for Integrated Bioinformatics Vienna). Moreover, a diverse group of researchers interact through activities of the Vienna School of Population Genetics (http://www.popgen-vienna.at), which attracts an international body of graduate students. The Vienna Biocenter provides access to an excellent core facility, including several Illumina sequencers, bioinformatics services, and a high-speed computer cluster.

The starting date is flexible (spring 2013 or later). The position is tenure-track and comes with a competitive salary and a start-up package. Applications should be emailed to eval(unescape('%64%6f%63%75%6d%65%6e%74%2e%77%72%69%74%65%28%27%3c%61%20%68%72%65%66%3d%22%6d%61%69%6c%74%6f%3a%66%61%63%75%6c%74%79%6f%70%65%6e%69%6e%67%73%40%6d%66%70%6c%2e%61%63%2e%61%74%22%3e%66%61%63%75%6c%74%79%6f%70%65%6e%69%6e%67%73%40%6d%66%70%6c%2e%61%63%2e%61%74%3c%2f%61%3e%27%29%3b')) as a single pdf containing a full CV, list of five publications, a brief summary of past research and future plans, and the contact details of three referees. Up to three representative publications may be added. Closing date for applications is January 4th, 2013.

The University of Vienna wishes to increase its share of female researchers and explicitly encourage women to apply for these faculty positions. The campus hosts an international kindergarten.
Classification according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement: $ 48 VwGr. B1 lit.b (postdoc).

Deadline:January 4th, 2013

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