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Early Stage Researcher – PhD Student (m/f/d)

The University for Continuing Education Krems specializes in academic continuing education. With 8,000 students from 90 countries, the University for Continuing Education Krems combines its many years of experience in university-based continuing education with innovation to provide outstanding quality in research and teaching at an international level. Situated 60 km from Vienna in the alluring world heritage region Wachau, Campus Krems is a highly attractive location.

Project Desription

The diverse roles of extracellular vesicles in the regulation of inflammatory processes are the focus of the new doctoral program "EVision: Extracellular Vesicles in Inflammation". A total of four PhD positions can now be filled for four years each with funds from the doc.funds.connect program of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). With this program, the Department of Biomedical Research will further deepen its research in the field of inflammation and sepsis and strengthen the support and training of early-stage researchers.
With this call for applications, two PhD positions will be allocated at the UWK and two PhD positions at the IMC Krems. All four PhD students will be enrolled in the PhD program “Regenerative Medicine” at the UWK.

To strengthen our team in the Department for Biomedical Research the following position is to be filled:

Early Stage Researcher – PhD Student_in (m/f/d)
30 hrs./week Advertisement No. SB24-0113/SB24-0114

Your Tasks:

  • Experimental research to investigate the roles of extracellular vesicles (EVs) in inflammation
  • Analysis of the research data and publication of the results
  • Tutoring of Bachelor and Master students
  • Contributions to methodological development in EV research
  • Representation of the research group at conferences and symposia with poster presentations and scientific presentations
  • Supporting the research group in administrative tasks
  • Completing and submitting a cumulative PhD thesis within four years

Your profile

We require evidence of the following qualifications for the application:

  • Medicine, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, or a related subject
  • Experience in lab work in the field of Biomedicine (min. 6 months)
  • Experience in analyzing and processing research data
  • Ability to work in a research team and to communicate research results
  • Proficiency in scientific writing, demonstrated by scientific publications, presentations or a master’s thesis
  • Excellent English skills (C1)

In addition, the following criteria are desirable:

  • Experience with flow cytometry and cell cultures
  • Good knowledge of German (min. B1)

Your perspective

  • Part-time position (30 hours/week) limited to four years with a salary of EUR 3,578.80 gross per month on a full-time basis;
    UWK: classification as a scientific project staff member according to § 49 VwGr. B1, Kollektivvertrag der Universitäten (collective agreement of universities)
    IMC Krems: is not subject to a collective agreement
  • Project start/Start of employment: 1 October 2024
  • State-of-the-art laboratories and Core Facilities
  • Innovative and modern working environment at the Campus Krems
  • An international mobility of three to six months is foreseen for each PhD student
  • Comprehensive range of relevant training courses (e.g., science communication, presentation skills, methodological trainings)
  • Extensive offer of workplace health promotion as well as the University Sports Institute (USI)

Persons with disabilities who meet the required criteria are expressly invited to apply for this position.
We see high innovation potential in the diversity of our employees, and we are committed to diversity as a guiding principle.

We look forward to receiving your online application for all positions by July 21st, 2024 via our online tool.

Your application must include the following:

  • Letter of Motivation specifying your interest in one or several of the PhD projects and why and how you believe you can contribute to research in this specific project
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degrees and transcripts
  • Documentation of scientific experience (lab work, master thesis, presentations, publications)
  • Excellent references from two previous supervisors or teachers

Information on the further selection process:

  1. Online-Interview
  2. Selected candidates will be invited to a hearing at the Campus Krems to introduce themselves and present their research to the PhD faculty.
  3. This presentation will be complemented by interviews with faculty members and by visits to the facilities and research laboratories.
    The faculty will score the performance of the candidates based on the submitted documents, the presentation, and the interviews, and will select one candidate per project. The Working Group on Equality Opportunities (AKG) of the University for Continuing Education will participate in the hearings with an advisory vote.
  4. The assignment to a position as an early stage researcher either at the IMC or at the UWK is the responsibility of the faculty members on the basis of the chosen project.

Privacy Notice:
By submitting your application documents, you accept that both individuals associated with the University of Applied Sciences (IMC) and individuals associated with the University for Continuing Education (UWK) will review your application materials and be involved in the entire selection process.
We would like to point out that all application documents will be collected in the UWK application tool (SageDPW).

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Early Stage Researcher – PhD Student (m/f/d)

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