The Research Group Senescence and Healing of Wounds is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher

The Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft (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). 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) 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: Bibliography Senescence and Healing of Wounds

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 project.

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 (Raffael [dot] Himmelsbachattrauma [dot] lbg [dot] ac [dot] at) 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 submitted. The application deadline is November 16, 2020, 08:00 CET.