Standort: Vienna
Art: Vollzeit
Firma: Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Experimental and Clinical Traumatology
Eingetragen am: 2020-10-27

The Ludwig Boltzmann Society (LBG) is a research organization with the mission to initiate new
research directions in Austria that address societally relevant challenges. The LBG operates 20
institutes in the fields of health research, the humanities and the social sciences. Each Ludwig
Boltzmann Institute is a partnership with one or several other organizations in academia,
industry, the public sector and civil society. The LBG employs over 550 people.  

The LBG is seeking to hire a full-time Postdoctoral Researcher (40 hours/week) for the newly
established research group “senescence and healing of wounds” (SHoW) – Raffael
Himmelsbach/Heinz Redl. SHoW aims to investigate the role of senescent cells in skin wounds
whose healing progress has been compromised. The research group’s thematic focus is the
outcome of an Open Innovation in Science priority setting process conducted by the LBG in
collaboration with interested public. The group is located at Ludwig Boltzmann  Institute for
Experimental and Clinical Traumatology (LBI Trauma) – Prof. Johannes Grillari in the
“Traumazentrum Wien - Standort Lorenz Böhler”, which provides laboratory and office
infrastructure. Supported by an Open Innovation in Science approach, the SHoW research
group shall work toward clinically relevant outcomes.

The successful candidate will report to Dr. Mikolaj Ogrodnik, principal investigator of SHoW’s
biological research program. More information about Ogrodnik’s research profile can be
found here:

Main tasks
• Planning and performing of experiments in vitro and in vivo preclinical models;
• Data analysis;
• Disseminating results through conference presentations and academic publishing;
• Mentoring pre-doctoral students;
• Active participation and contribution to the group’s open innovation and translation
• Contribution to the organizational and social life of the LBI Trauma.

Your Profile
• A completed doctoral degree in a cell biology-related field with knowledge of
aging/senescence and/or wound healing;
• Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: microscopy, histology,
physiology of pre-clinical models;
• Good oral and written communication skills in English;
• Prior collaboration experience with bioinformaticians or demonstrated omics data
analysis skills are an advantage;
• International academic work experience is a plus;
• Broad intellectual curiosity and good social skills to positively impact a transdisciplinary

Terms of employment
This position is an exciting opportunity to advance your career in a dynamic environment. We
offer a 2-year contract, including a one-month probation period, starting January 1st, 2021 or
as soon as possible. The contract can be optionally extended until September 30, 2024. The
offered gross annual salary is EUR 54.453, for 40 hours per week. Five weeks of paid vacation
time are included. The successful candidate will be eligible for career development support
from the LBG’s inhouse career service (Career Center). We encourage applications by women.

Applications must be submitted by e-mail to Dr. Raffael Himmelsbach and must include a letter of motivation, an academic
CV including a list of publications. Please indicate possible career interruptions due to
childcare obligations. In addition, names and contact details of two references must be
The application deadline is November 16, 2020, 08:00 CET. We look forward to receiving your
application and getting to know you personally!



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