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Senior Scientist at the Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods

8 days ago | Closing on Jul 03
University of Vienna
Senior Scientist at the Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods
University of Vienna
The University of Vienna was founded by Duke Rudolph IV in 1365. It is the oldest university in the German-speaking world and one of the largest in Central Europe.
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Published: 8 days ago
Application deadline: Jul 03
Location: Vienna, Austria
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Senior Scientist at the Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods


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

Senior Scientist
at the Department of Basic Psychological Research and Research Methods
 


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.

Job Description:
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.

Profile:
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


Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Clinical Medicine
Medical physics SHOULD
Psychology
Cognitive science SHOULD
Computer Sciences
Medical informatics;Bioinformatics CAN

Education:

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
University
Mathematics, Computer Sciences Bioinformatics CAN
University
Social sciences Psychology SHOULD

Languages:

Language
Language level Importance
English
Excellent knowledge MUST

Computer-Skills:

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge
Others MUST
Basic Knowledge
MS Office MUST
Programming language
Others MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 03.07.2018, mentioning reference number 8696.

For further information please contact Lamm, Claus +43-1-4277-47130.

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
E-Mail: jobcenter@univie.ac.at
 

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