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Role: Postdoctoral Fellow
Location: University of Vienna, Austria
Application deadline: June 20, 2022
Intended starting date: September 1, 2022

Do you have a strong interest in systems biology and disease-related research in the context of chronic pain? Do you want to benefit from working in an interdisciplinary, dynamic, and highly motivated research group embedded in the excellent and international environment of the University of Vienna? Then come join our team in the laboratory of Manuela Schmidt as a Postdoctoral Fellow.

Our translational research focuses on the molecular underpinnings of painful pathologies in vertebrates. In particular, we have setup an integrated workflow for the discovery of system-wide proteome dynamics involved in chronic pain (more here). The goal of our work is to reveal protein network signatures of chronic pain in preclinical mouse models and also in humans, e.g. in patients with pain (as part of on-going collaborations with clinicians). We seek candidates having successfully completed their PhD and combining expertise in molecular biology, in vivo virus-mediated gene transfer, and mouse behavior. Candidates who have strong expertise in pain research and mouse pain models are especially encouraged to apply. We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic person, who is able to work independently, manage research projects, and enjoys team-work with colleagues and collaborators. Above all, we seek a skilled and dedicated person, who enjoys science and shares our passion for pain research! Our research group is embedded in the Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Vienna.

Thus, we benefit from close interactions with experts in chemical medicine, bioinformatics, drug screening, and systems biology. This interdisciplinary and dynamic environment provides ideal opportunities for collaborative research, learning, and scientific as well as personal development within the international research community in Vienna. We embrace diversity and encourage international candidates to apply. The University of Vienna and our lab is committed to supporting women in science and especially encourages them to apply.

The position is funded by a research grant of the FWF (Austrian Science Fund) and is limited to a duration of 3 years. If you are interested in joining our team, please send a cover letter (explaining your motivation and experience) and your curriculum vitae (including names and contact information for potential referees) via email to Manuela Schmidt at manuela_schmidt@univie.ac.at. Applications will be reviewed immediately.

Application deadline: June 20, 2022. Intended starting date: September 1, 2022.