The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 15.07.2018 of a
Reference number: 8696
At the Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods, Faculty of Psychology, the position of a senior scientist (post-doc) is vacant. The main tasks comprise the technical and scientific assistance of the magnetic resonance imaging center of the University of Vienna. The position is originally limited for a maximum of six years, with the option to be turned into a permanent position following positive evaluation; the vacancy can be filled by July 15th 2018.
Duration of employment: 6 year/s
Extent of Employment: 40.0 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 lit. b (postdoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.
The post holder will act as the main person in operative charge of the MRI Centre, requiring communication with and training/tutoring of qualified users and research teams, communication and cooperation with the clinic where the scanner is operated, and communication with technical support related to scanner operation and maintenance.
Holding classes due to extent regulations of wage agreement.
Ph.D. degree/doctorate in (medical) physics, informatics, mathematics,or related technical and scientific degrees, and previous training (e.g. Master’s degree) in psychology (preferred subfield: Biological Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience) or cognitive science; extensive methodological knowledge and research experience in neuroimaging using MRI and fMRI, preferably within cognitive, affective, and/or clinical neuroscience. Excellent command of English (spoken and written) and experience in writing scientific texts is necessary, as documented by a sizable number of (preferably first) authorships in peer review journals. Experience in submitting third party funds and scholarships is required. Interest in interdisciplinary teamwork; technical understanding; analytical thinking; team skill; strong sense of responsibility. Methodological and communicative skills for the development of a “shared facility” (Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center) in collaboration with several professional disciplines, but predominantly psychology and cognitive (neuro)science.
Necessary: Capability to work in an interdisciplinary team and to communicate efficiently with various stake holders. Excellent knowledge of fMRI and MRI both with respect to data acquisition and data analysis. Capability to assist and tutor other researchers in performing fMRI and MRI studies, including support in data analysis. Excellent programming skills, and skills to assist others in setting up “analysis pipelines”.
Application documents: Letter of motivation - academic curriculum vitae - short description of previous experience relevant for position - references
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The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.
Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna
Reference number: 8696