Professorships

 

Full Professorship of “Hygiene and Technology of Animal derived Food“

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining health of humans and animals as well as producing safe food.

The Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health has a vacancy for a Full Professorship of “Hygiene and Technology of Animal derived Food“ in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act

Expectations:

The full professorship will be assigned to the newly established Institute for Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, which provides access to state-of-the art research and teaching facilities. The successful candidate is expected to lead the Unit of Hygiene and Technology of Food.

The appointed candidate will be responsible for subject-related research, teaching, post gradual education and service in collaboration with farm animal clinics and further research partners at the Vetmeduni Vienna.

Research responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Research activities in the field of food-related hazards from primary production onwards into food processing environments and final products, using an integrated “farm to fork” approach
  • The science of food technology-related parameters with special emphasis on the assurance of the safety of food
  • The development and evaluation of future and state of the art concepts for food quality assurance of animal derived foods including food safety related physico-chemical and sensoric aspects.
  • Academic duties will include teaching in frame of the curriculum for Veterinary Medicine, with special emphasis on the specialization track ‘Veterinary Public Health’. A further focus lays on participation in the post-gradual education of state veterinarians with regard to food science related aspects.

Requirements:

  • Study of Veterinary Medicine
  • “Habilitation” (venia docendi) in the field of food science or an internationally recognized equivalent qualification
  • Excellent scientific performance in the field of food science, as shown by an impressive portfolio of publications and extramural funding activities
  • International reputation and integration in the international scientific community
  • Profound expertise in food processing technologies, with special emphasis on the value chain for meat
  • Comprehensive knowledge of international food legislation and its implementation
  • Strong commitment to high-quality teaching, experience in university-level teaching and supervision of early-stage researchers in their academic careers
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English (B2)

Relevant Management/ Personal Skills:

  • Communicative personality
  • Leadership and social skills
  • Business and strategic thinking
  • Decision-making skills

Preferences:

  • Diplomate of the ECVPH
  • Good knowledge of German (at least B1) - candidates with a different mother tongue are expected to speak German fluently after 2-3 years

Minimum salary

The position will be associated with a full-time contract of employment and will be assigned to category A1 of the collective contract for university employees. The collective contract foresees a minimum monthly salary of (€ 5.130,20) payable 14 times per year. It may be possible to negotiate a higher salary during the hiring process.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is keen on increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed. If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favoring a particular male candidate.

Applications are to be submitted in writing and accompanied by the normal supporting documentation (cv, list of publications, summary of previous research and teaching activities, description of experience in organization and management, the three publications that the candidate feels are of highest quality), addressed to:
Buero des Senates der Veterinaermedizinischen Universität Wien, Veterinaerplatz 1, A-1210 Wien and preferably sent in electronic form to
senat(at)vetmeduni.ac.at at the latest by May, 5th 2019, marked with the identifier B_HTtL_2019.

The applications are free of charge. Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation costs they may incur as a result of the application procedure. 

The presentations and interviews are expected to be held on October, 24th and 25th 2019. 

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate “berufundfamilie” (career and family) and would be pleased to receive applications from candidates with families. Applications from people with special needs are also welcome.

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Assistant Professor in Infection Epidemiology

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna, is active in both teaching and research, as well as providing veterinary services for ensuring animal health in Austria. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining the health of humans and their animal companions as well as to producing healthy food.

To meet these objectives, the Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health is recruiting for the position of

Assistant Professor in Infection Epidemiology

We are seeking an individual to represent the area of Infection Epidemiology in Veterinary Public Health at the University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna covering both research and teaching aspects. The assistant professorship will be based in the Unit Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology in the newly established Institute of Food Safety, Food Technology and Veterinary Public Health, with its advanced teaching and research facilities.

The position of the assistant professor is regulated by a performance agreement (according to § 27 of the collective contract (Kollektivvertrag) for university employees). The contract is first limited to a duration of 4 years, with the potential for a permanent contract at a level of associate professor after a positive evaluation of the performance agreement goals. 

Grade: A2 according to § 49 (2) of collective contract for university employees

Level of employment: 40 hours

Length of employment: 4 years (with potential for a permanent position after positive evaluation)

Deadline for applications: 31 March, 2019

Responsibilities:

The successful candidate is expected to expand the research focus in the area of Infection Epidemiology. The research profile of the assistant professorship will mainly focus on the modelling the spread of infectious agents in livestock populations and foods thereof considering new approaches like genomic epidemiology, network analysis and big data analysis. The approaches should consider possible threat scenarios and their related risks for livestock production as well as the improvement of national risk management capacities. Establishment of an internationally recognized research profile supported by third-party funding is expected.

Close networking within the institute, with subject-related institutes and clinics at the Vetmeduni Vienna campus, as well as with other establishments in Austria and in other EU Member States is expected.

Teaching duties of the position include independent lecturing in the relevant Veterinary Medicine programs of the University. Emphasis should be given to application of new teaching methods (including e-learning) in the represented research area.

Required qualifications:

  • University degree in Veterinary Medicine and further PhD study or doctoral thesis
  • Understanding of the European legislation related to animal health and food safety
  • Proven research activity in the area of modelling the spread of infectious agents in populations
  • Experience with various epidemiological-statistical methods as well the interpretation of results of modern molecular and bioinformatic data
  • Teaching experience
  • Fluency in English (minimum B2)

Responsibilities:

  • Execution of independent research activities with a strong focus on intra- and extramural collaboration
  • Preparation of research grants and recruitment of third party funding
  • Establishment and management of a research group in infection epidemiology
  • Supervision of under- and postgraduates
  • Development of new teaching material including e-learning material, teaching and examination duties
  • Participation in the management activities of the institute
  • Active contribution to the strategic goals of the unit and institute

Preferences:

  • Member of the European College of Veterinary Public Health (ECVPH)
  • Didactic skills
  • Ability to work in a team and to network
  • Outstanding social and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of the German Language (candidates with a foreign mother language are expected to speak German fluently (minimum B2) after 2-3 years)

Minimum salary:

The minimum salary for university staff is regulated by the Universities collective contract (Kollektivvertrag) and at the A2 level amounts to € 4.388,70 gross per month (14 times/year).

In case the performance agreement cannot be finalized at the job start, the salary will be € 3.711,10 gross per month (14 times/year) until the performance agreement can be signed.

The minimum salary may be increased when previous employment and other salary components are taken into account.

Applications:

Please submit applications with the identifier Q_EPI_2018 via e-mail (preferably) to senat(at)vetmeduni.ac.at or by post to Büro des Senats, University of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria.

The presentations and interviews are expected to be held on 13 June, 2019.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is attempting to increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed. If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favouring a particular male candidate.

Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation costs they may incur as a result of the application procedure.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate "hochschuleundfamilie" (career and family). Therefore, we would be especially pleased to receive applications from people with families. Applications from persons with disabilities are similarly welcome.

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Professorship of “In vivo and in vitro Models“ in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is active in teaching and research and provides services in connection with ensuring animal health in Austria. These tasks represent our contribution to maintaining the health of humans and their animal companions as well as producing healthy food.

The Department for Biomedical Sciences has a vacancy for a

Full Professor of "In vivo and in vitro Models" in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act

Expectations:

Responsible for research, graduate/postgraduate education and services in Laboratory Animal Medicine/Science, in close cooperation with established clinical and preclinical biomedical disciplines.

The Vetmeduni Vienna offers translational research and teaching in Laboratory Animal Medicine/Science. In addition to research and development and education, Laboratory Animal Medicine/Science also transfers biomedical research findings to the general public, policy makers and stakeholders. Additional tasks include the provision of a service-orientated technology platform and compliance with and improvement of the high animal welfare and quality standards (3 R principle). A strong interest in national and international interdisciplinary collaborations for the development of in vivo and in vitro models is desired.

The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Support of research activities based on animal experimentation
  • Leading a core facility for generation or provision of biomedical models using state-of-the-art genetic engineering and artificial reproduction technologies
  • Basic and advanced education and training in animal experimentation in biomedicine
  • Independent research
  • Research-based teaching
  • Consultancy in animal experimentation with consideration of the 3R principles
  • Active participation in relevant national committees

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Study of Veterinary Medicine, Human Medicine, Biomedicine or comparable natural scientific field of study
  • Outstanding achievements in the research area, excellent international reputation and publication record, and integration in the international scientific community
  • Experience in university-level teaching and mentoring of students
  • Strong commitment to high-quality teaching and supervising as well as supporting early-stage researchers in their academic careers
  • Very good knowledge of spoken and written English (B2)

Relevant Management/ Personal Skills:

  • Communicative and assertive personality
  • Leadership and social skills as well as the willingness to steer and supervise research groups
  • Business and strategic thinking
  • Decision-making skills

Desirable qualifications and skills:

  • "Habilitation" in a relevant field (venia docendi) or an internationally recognized equivalent qualification
  • Good knowledge of German (at least B1) - candidates with a different mother tongue are expected to speak German fluently after 2-3 years

Minimum salary:

The position will be associated with a full-time contract of employment and will be assigned to category A1 of the collective contract for university employees. The collective contract foresees a minimum monthly salary of (€5.130,20) payable 14 times per year. It may be possible to negotiate a higher salary during the hiring process.

The Vetmeduni Vienna is keen on increase the proportion of female staff, particularly in senior positions, and in accordance with § 41 of the 2002 Universities Act it is striving to attain a balanced representation of men and women, especially on its scientific staff. Applications from qualified women are thus particularly welcomed. If women are underrepresented (below 50%), female applicants who are as well qualified as the best qualified male applicants will be given preference, provided that there are no strong reasons for favouring a particular male candidate.

Applications are to be submitted in writing and accompanied by the normal supporting documentation (cv, list of publications, summary of previous research and teaching activities as well as research plans, description of experience in organization and management, the three publications that the candidate feels are of highest quality), addressed to: Buero des Senates der Veterinaermedizinischen Universität Wien, Veterinaerplatz 1, A-1210 Wien and preferably sent in electronic form to senat(at)vetmeduni.ac.at at the latest by April, 15th, 2019, marked with the identifier B_ivivM_2019.

The applications are free of charge. Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation costs they may incur as a result of the application procedure.

The presentations and interviews are expected to be held on October 7th and 8th, 2019.

The University of Veterinary Medicine, Vienna is proud to have been awarded the certificate "berufundfamilie" (career and family) and would be pleased to receive applications from candidates with families. Applications from people with special needs are also welcome.

 

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