Standort: Tulln (in immediate vicinity to Vienna) AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Art: Praktikum
Firma: AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH
Eingetragen am: 2023-03-02
We are Austria’s largest research and technology organisation and an international player in applied research for innovative infrastructure solutions. This makes us a powerful development partner for industry and a top employer in the scientific community. Our Center for Health & Bioresources in Tulln (in immediate vicinity to Vienna) invites applications for a:
Internship in the field of Microbiology with focus on Food Systems (incl. the possibility of writing a master’s thesis)
- Center for Health & Bioresources -
  • In Europe, foodborne hazards, including bacteria, parasites, toxins (chemical hazards) and allergens, cause approx. 23 million cases of illnesses and 5000 deaths annually.
  • In the recent years, the share of alternative production systems, driven by innovative marketing strategies have grown. However, microbial food safety of these systems has not been addressed properly.
  • In scope of this internship, you will get an opportunity to cast light upon potential microbial hazards related to one selected food types.
  • As part of our multidisciplinary team, you will support our colleagues and work on a case study aiming to assess the emerging) food hazard(s).
  • You will perform microbiological tests to assess the presence of pathogens and indicator microorganisms in the selected food type.
  • In addition, you will help us to define and investigate additional risk factors related to the selected food type.
  • You will get familiar with the working environment in the field of applied research and will have the opportunity to share your views with our researchers and last but not least, to build up your professional network.
  • Your will contribute to better understanding of the microbiological hazards related to selected food systems.
  • Your results will contribute to the development of improved food risk assessment strategies.
Your qualifications as an Ingenious Partner:
  • Ongoing master’s studies at an Austrian university in the field of Microbiology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, or similar
  • Basic microbiological knowledge (aseptic working techniques, culturomics) is essential
  • Interest in food system and food microbiology
  • Enthusiasm for scientific work
  • Willingness to take over responsibility and work independently
  • Good verbal and written communication skills in German essential, English knowledge beneficial
What to expect:
  • Starting date: possible from May 2023
  • Internship duration: 6 months
  • A remuneration of at least EUR 1.256,-- gross per month for 38.5 hours per week. In addition to our company benefits, we offer flexible working conditions and work experience in a highly innovative environment.
  • As a research institution, we are familiar with the supervision and implementation of final theses. One possible master’s thesis topic would be „Detection and monitoring of microbial risks in novel and alternative food production or distribution systems“ - In case you are interested in writing your master’s thesis throughout this internship, please let us know. We are looking forward to supporting you accordingly.
AIT participates in the FEMtech programme of the Austrian Research Promotion Agency, as the promotion of young female scientists is important to us. Therefore, we are particularly looking forward to applications from interested female students who would like to explore the field of applied research.
Please submit your complete application including your CV and cover letter online:
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