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Stellenausschreibung: University Assistant – PhD Position, University of Innsbruck


University Assistant – PhD Position (20 hours per week, with the submission of the dissertation agreement the working hours will be 30 hours per week), University of Innsbruck, Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, Austria, starting on 1st September 2019, duration 4 years.

In this position, you will conduct experimental research on the evolutionary ecology of the responses of freshwater snails to changing environmental conditions under climate change. The main goal of the project is to learn to understand the relative importance of different genetic and non-genetic factors in determining snails’ responses to high temperature in a quantitative genetic framework. Additionally, the fitness consequences of snails’ responses will be described to predict their evolutionary change. Details of the project will be planned together with Prof. Seppälä. Available resources include, for example, tens of inbred Lymnaea stagnalis lines as well as transcriptomic tools.


  • Master in Biology
  • Experience in laboratory work
  • Experience in carrying out experimental research
  • Statistical knowledge in the evaluation of experiments
  • Communicative personality
  • Social skills and ability to work in a team, as well as flexibility, are essential
  • Please attach a written idea to your dissertation project (max. 5 pages)

Job profile: The description associated with this job duties and requirements can be found at www.uibk.ac.at/karriere, Code BIO-10559. We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 13th June 2019. For questions or more information concerning research, please contact Prof. Seppälä: otto.seppaelae@eawag.ch
Travel costs cannot be reimbursed.

Salary: The minimum gross salary for this position amounts to € 1.432,00 per month (14 times). Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers.