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The Department of Biosciences at the University of Salzburg invites applications for the position of an

Assistant Professor (tenure track)
(“Assistenzprofessor/in mit Qualifizierungsvereinbarung”)
in the field of Bioinformatics.

Text (englisch):
Expected starting date: 1st March 2020

Duration of employment: 6 years (tenure as Assoc. Prof. if agreed milestones are met in time)
Working time: 40 hours /week

Responsibilities: Candidates will be expected to ‘habilitate’, and/or complete additional milestones
within max. 4 years, to establish and perform independent research and teaching, to develop
research and teaching collaborations in the area of “Biosciences” and to participate in
administrative duties, and acquisition of third party funding. Teaching includes offering courses and
lectures (average 4 hours per week, 8 hrs/week after reaching the qualification goal) in German
and English. Candidates are expected to develop and apply bioinformatics methods for the
integration, analysis and interpretation of *omics data (genome, epigenome, exome, transcriptome
and proteome) in the context of biological and biomedical research. Supervision of Bachelor-,
Master- and PhD projects.

Employment requirements/qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD and excellent background
in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science, biostatistics or a related subject, as proven
by peer-reviewed publications in the area of bioinformatics, as well as a proven track record in
analysis and interpretation of large datasets such as high-throughput sequencing data. Relevant
experience in university teaching and acquisition of third party funding, as well as at least one year
of research experience outside Salzburg University, ideally abroad, are also required.

Additional qualifications: We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with proficiency in
programming languages (such as C++, Python), R, Unix/Linux, database systems and code
management; fluency in German and English, as well as excellent communication and interpersonal
skills, the ability to work as part of a team and strong commitment to student supervision.

The successful candidate will contribute to ongoing research efforts, as well as the doctorate school PLUS.

For more information please refer to our website:
and feel free to contact Prof. Angela Risch (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), phone: + 43 (0) 662 8044 7220.
Interested applicants are encouraged to electronically submit their applications (refer to GZ A 0085/1-2019)
by June 12th, 2019 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (motivation letter, cv and a copy of degree certificates) together
with the following documents:

a. Description of the applicant’s expertise and previous academic performance in research
b. Description of the applicant’s previous experience in teaching and student/theses supervision
c. Concept paper outlining the applicant’s current + future research activities and teaching as well
as her/his envisaged contribution to the academic profile of the Division and the Department
d. Agenda for knowledge transfer and academic management
e. Description of the candidates social and other competences

The hiring and employment are governed by the Austrian University Act (UG 2002) and the Austrian
Employee Act (Angestelltengesetz). The advertised position corresponds to that of an Assistant
Professor, according to § 27 of the Collective Agreement (Kollektivvertrag, KV) for Austrian Universities
with the salary scale A2 (currently at € 4498,40 per month) while an annual salary consists of a fourteenmonth
payment (§§ 48 and 49 (2, 11), KV). The salary level may be subject to an increase through a
change in the KV. For more detailed conditions of employment, please refer to (section a):

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