The laboratory for Environmental Geochemistry of the Department of Environmental Geosciences (EDGE) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science of the University of Vienna will be seeking applicants for a 6-year fully funded postdoctoral scholar position and for a three year fully funded PhD position. Prerequisites for the postdoctoral position are the completion of a Ph.D. and experiences and research interests in areas such as mineral surface chemistry, bio-mineral interactions, aquatic chemistry, trace metal biogeochemistry, spectroscopy, etc. The successful candidate is expected to develop research ideas in collaboration with the group, acquire funding, co-advise a group of PhD students, participate in the corresponding research administration and engage in teaching. The PhD position (master degree required) will focus on interactions between DNA and RNA with mineral surfaces in the context of the preservation of pathogen RNA and ancient human DNA as well as dsRNA from pesticides and genetically modified organisms. We have excellent laboratory infrastructure for spectroscopy, trace metal analytics and mineral characterization, plant and microbial cultivation, a clean room laboratory and a MC-ICP-MS isotope lab as well as labs for experimental work in geochemistry. We are part of the MINERVA (Mineralogical Preservation of the Human Biome for the Depth of Time) research platform of the University of Vienna and collaborate closely with Prof. Ron Pinhasi (evolutionary anthropology).
The working and teaching language is English. The application of female candidates is strongly encouraged.
Please contact Prof. Stephan Kraemer by phone (+43-1-4277-53463) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) for further information.