Junior Group Leader Emerging Pollutants

Job Type
Job Rank
Junior Group Leader Emerging Pollutants
Job Institution
University of Vienna
Job Description

Junior Group Leader Emerging Pollutants

Are you a talented and ambitious postdoctoral researcher with a specific expertise in high-resolution mass spectrometry, specializing in LC-MS/MS and HR-MS for target and non-target analysis and fate of emerging pollutants? The University of Vienna is excited to invite applications for a 4+2 year Junior Group Leader position in this cutting-edge area of environmental research. As a Junior Group Leader, you will have the opportunity to develop your research group, focusing on the advanced analysis of emerging pollutants using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry techniques. Join our team and benefit from fantastic support, full integration within our dynamic research group, and numerous career development options at the University of Vienna.
Your Role as Junior Group Leader:
As a Junior Group Leader, you will play a crucial role in advancing our understanding of emerging pollutants. Your specific expertise in LC-MS/MS and HR-MS for target and non-target analysis will be instrumental in conducting innovative research projects. You will have the independence to shape your research agenda, lead your own research projects, and focus on investigating the occurrence, fate, and behavior of emerging pollutants in the environment. Your work will contribute to solving pressing environmental challenges and help us develop strategies for their mitigation and remediation. Collaboration with interdisciplinary teams in microbiome research (https://microplanet.at/) will provide additional opportunities to translate your research into real-world applications.
Who We Are:
The Environmental Geosciences division (EDGE) at the Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science (CMESS), University of Vienna, is a world-leading research group dedicated to addressing critical environmental challenges. Our focus on emerging pollutants, plastics pollution, biotransformation, and the impact of nanoparticulate emerging pollutants on human and environmental microbiomes and systems has made us a leading force in environmental research. As a Junior Group Leader, you will become an essential part of our vibrant research community and benefit from an inspiring and supportive environment.
We Offer:
As a Junior Group Leader, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits and support to help you thrive in your research career:

  • High independence and autonomy in developing a research group and defining your research agenda within the field of high-resolution mass spectrometry for emerging pollutants.
  • Fantastic support and mentorship from senior researchers within the Environmental Geosciences division.
  • Full integration within our dynamic and motivated research group, fostering collaborations and knowledge exchange.
  • Access to state-of-the-art research facilities and cutting-edge mass spectrometry technologies to facilitate your research projects.
  • A fully funded 4+2 year position in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement, including a competitive salary with full social security coverage.
  • Opportunities for career development within the University of Vienna, including participation in interdisciplinary research initiatives and teaching opportunities.
  • The chance to establish yourself as a leading expert in high-resolution mass spectrometry and emerging pollutants research.
  • A vibrant and inspiring research environment in Vienna, a city renowned for its rich history, cultural diversity, and excellent quality of life.

Your Profile:
To be considered for the Junior Group Leader position, we are looking for candidates with the following qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences or Analytical/Environmental Chemistry or related fields, with a strong focus on high-resolution mass spectrometry.
  • Demonstrated expertise in LC-MS/MS and HR-MS for target and/or non-target analysis of emerging pollutants.
  • Proven ability to work independently and a keen interest in leading a research group focused on advancing mass spectrometry techniques for environmental analysis.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills, with the ability to inspire and mentor junior researchers.
  • Fluent spoken and written English communication skills.

How to Apply:
To apply for the Junior Group Leader position, please submit a single PDF file containing the following documents:

  • A cover letter outlining your interest in the position, your expertise in emerging pollutants and high-resolution mass spectrometry, and your vision for leading your research group.
  • A comprehensive CV, including a list of publications and academic achievements.
  • Contact details of three referees who can provide a reference for you.
  • A summary of your research plan (maximum three pages) detailing your detailed research vision for the upcoming 5 years.
  • Copies of your most relevant research papers.

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.
To apply or for any further inquiries, please send your application in one pdf file to: thilo.hofmann@univie.ac.at 
Join our team as a Junior Group Leader and lead groundbreaking research on emerging pollutants. Take advantage of our supportive and stimulating research environment, pursue independent research, and build a successful career at the University of Vienna. We eagerly await receiving your application and welcoming you to our dynamic research community.