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Position of a Laboratory Technician at the Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, Austria 

We are offering a full-time position of a Laboratory Technician within the project Functional Diversity of Planktonic Ciliates, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). This project investigates the taxonomic and, in particular, functional diversity of ciliates in freshwater and the ocean. We will perform several sampling campaigns on Austrian and British lakes and use an experimental approach in the laboratory to investigate ciliate responses to food and temperature.

The successful candidate will be responsible for organizing the field campaigns, perform nutrient and zooplankton analyses, stain the ciliate samples with protargol, cultivate the ciliate species for the experimental and molecular work and to assist in the experimental and molecular analyses within this project.

Employment will start as soon as possible and last until September, 2022; prolongation may be possible. Salary level is based upon previous experience and according to FWF project standards (see https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/).

To apply, please send a motivation letter and CV to Thomas Weisse (thomas.weisse@uibk.ac.at) until March 15, 2020.

Further information

online since Feb 10th, 2020


Postdoc/PhD position at the Research Dept. for Limnology, Mondsee, Austria 

We are offering a postdoc position within the project Functional Diversity of Planktonic Ciliates, funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF). This project investigates the taxonomic (TDiv) and, in particular, functional diversity (FDiv) of ciliates in freshwater and the ocean. Our analyses of FDiv will be based upon functional traits (FT) that we will define and weight in their relative significance for the ecosystem level using multivariate statistics. We will use an experimental approach (i.e., numerical and functional responses) and semi-mechanistic models to investigate ciliate responses to food and temperature.

The successful candidate will be responsible for compiling and analysing the existing marine and freshwater FT data and analysing ciliate FDiv using advanced statistics in R. He/she will spend ~9 months in the partner laboratory at Liverpool, conducting experimental laboratory work and field work. The position is also open for suitable PhD candidates

Employment will start as soon as possible and last until September, 2022. Salary level is according to FWF project standards (gross salary currently 54,453.00 € p.a. for Postdocs, see https://www.fwf.ac.at/en/research-funding/personnel-costs/).

To apply, please send a motivation letter, CV and contact details oft wo references until March 15, 2020 to Thomas Weisse (thomas.weisse@uibk.ac.at).

Further information

online since Feb 10th, 2020

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