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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Physical Chemistry

Physical Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry
Department of Physical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna


The University of Vienna (15 faculties, 4 centres, about 174 fields of study, approx. 9.500 members of staff, more than 94.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Physical Chemistry


Reference number: 8009


The group for Chemical Sensors and Rapid Analysis mainly focuses on designing novel biomimetic systems to selectively detect both chemical and biological species, respectively. It is regarded one of the leading groups worldwide in this area when it comes to mass-sensitive detection.


Duration of employment: 4 years

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week

Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.


Job Description:

- Participating in research activities of the group in the fields of self organization/sensing

- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations

- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months

- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement in the fields of Physical Chemistry and Analytical Chemistry

- Supervision of students

- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums



- Masters or diploma degree in chemistry

- Experience in carrying out analytical measurements.

- Excellent command of written and spoken English

- IT user skills

- Previous experience in chemical sensing is appreciated


Application documents:

- Letter of motivation including research interests

- Academic curriculum vitae

- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)

- Degree certificates


Research fields:

Main research field: Chemistry

Special research fields: Polymer chemistry

Importance: should



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Chemistry

Special subject:

Importance: must




Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must


Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must



Type of computer skills: Basic Knowledge

Specified computer skills: MS Office

Importance: should


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 30.10.2017, mentioning reference number 8009.

For further information please contact Lieberzeit, Peter +43-1-4277-52341, +43-1-4277-12150, Lampert, Elke +43-1-4277-52401.


The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna

Reference number: 8009

E-Mail: jobcenter(at)univie.ac.at


Name: Jobcenter der Universität Wien

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