Open Positions

PostDoc Position

We are looking for highly qualified and ambitious candidates for research on the fate and impact of mycotoxins on the complex interplay of human physiology and the gut microbiome. The interdisciplinary approach shall include LC/MS-based metabolite profiling (microbial and human metabolism) as well as mechanistic studies in advanced cell culture models. In addition, the position involves independent teaching of courses (preferentially in the master curriculum "Food Chemistry") as defined by the collective agreement as well as supervision of students.

For more information see reference number 11667 at https://univis.univie.ac.at/ausschreibungstellensuche

CONTACT:

Or our Admin Office: (room 1218)

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: Monday until Friday 09:00 to 12:00

START:

as soon as possible



Masterarbeit

"Shock adsorbing capacity of the Endoplasmic Reticulum"

Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) plays a central role in regulating protein turnover and homeostasis. At the same time it serves as intracellular reservoir for Ca2+ and contributes to maintain intracellular ionic equilibrium. Upon need, ER can modify its shape within minutes and support cell response to external stressors, as for instance with the activation of the Unfolded Protein Response (UPR) pathway. In order to allow this fast response, timely structural remodeling must occur within the cell.

CONTACT:

Dr. Giorgia Del Favero:

giorgia.del.favero@univie.ac.at / 01-4277-70803

https://biophysical-toxicology.univie.ac.at/

Or our Admin Office: 

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

START:

as soon as possible



Masterarbeit

"IsoMycoTox"

Within a recently launched project, we are currently investigating the combinatory endocrine activity of mycoestrogens (e.g. zearalenone) and soy isoflavones (e.g. daidzein) in an estrogen sensitive human cell line. We are searching for a highly motivated master student to assist us in the investigations. To ensure that lower estrogen activities are not caused by cytotoxicity, respective assays have to be conducted. This will be one task of the announced master thesis. Furthermore, assistance in the implementation of a triple quadrupole method for the determination of the investigated compounds and their know metabolites is anticipated.

CONTACT:

Dr. Elisabeth Varga (room 1E40A) elisabeth.varga@univie.ac.at

Or our Admin Office: (room 1218)

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: Monday until Friday 09:00 to 12:00

START:

as soon as possible



Masterarbeit

"Fish gill cell line"

Harmful algal blooms (HABs) formed by planktonic microalgae lead to devastating fish kills worldwide. Only a few of the causative agents are identified so far and even less is known about their toxicity. In our investigations on the toxicity of compounds produced by microalgae we are using a rainbow trout gill cell line (short RTgill-W1). We are searching for a highly motivated student to: 1) develop ion free media suitable for short time incubation (ca. 3 hours) 2) investigate the compatibility with different algal culture media These are necessary pre-steps for our investigations into the toxicity of microalgal compounds and their mode of action.

CONTACT:

Dr. Elisabeth Varga (room 1E40A) elisabeth.varga@univie.ac.at

Or our Admin Office: (room 1218)

Heidelinde Schweighofer: heidelinde.schweighofer@univie.ac.at
Johannes Ernst Seybert: johannes.ernst.seybert@univie.ac.at

Opening hours: Monday until Friday 09:00 to 12:00

START:

as soon as possible