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Universität Innsbruck - Forschungsinstitut für Limnologie, Mondsee (OÖ)

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University Assistant – PhD Position (20 hours per week, will be increased to 30 hours per week once the dissertation agreement has been signed), University of Innsbruck, Research Department for Limnology, Mondsee, Upper Austria, duration 4 years.



In this position, you will experimentally examine the evolutionary ecology of the responses of the freshwater snail Lymnaea stagnalis to changing environmental conditions under climate change. The specific goals are to reveal (1) how selection imposed by heatwaves operates on snail phenotypes and (2) how snails evolve over generations when periodically challenged by high temperature. The project is linked to other work in the research group of aquatic evolutionary ecology (led by Prof. Seppälä) that focuses on the evolutionary adaptation of organisms to environmental change and natural enemies.

General information about the research group Aquatic Evolutionary Ecology and the institute can be found at https://www.uibk.ac.at/limno/


Required Qualifications:

  • Completed and relevant master’s degree
  • Experience in laboratory and experimental work
  • Experience in statistical analyses
  • Good English skills (German is helpful)
  • Communicative personality and ability to work in a team
  • Flexibility
  • Please attach a CV and a written idea to your dissertation project (max. 5 pages; only full applications will be considered)



The Research Department for Limnology is located on the edge of the Alps in the small town of Mondsee (Upper Austria). The nearest city is Salzburg, which offers history, culture and entertainment at a convenient distance from Mondsee.



The minimum gross salary (stipulated by collective agreement) for 20 hours per week amounts to € 1.529,00 per month (14 times). The salary will be increased to € 2.293,00 for 30 hours per week once the dissertation agreement has been signed and sent to the Personnel department. The salary will be higher if you have worked in a similar position before. Furthermore, the university has numerous attractive offers (https://www.uibk.ac.at/universitaet/zusatzleistungen/).


Job profile:

The full, legally binding call for application (in german) can be found at: https://lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/karriereportal.details?asg_id_in=12725

Qualified persons are invited to apply through the Career Portal of the University of Innsbruck (position: BIO-12725).

We are looking forward to receiving your online application by 7th July 2022.


For more information considering research, please contact Prof. Otto Seppälä: [email protected]



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