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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

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

Biological Chemistry
Department of Biological Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna
Closing Date


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 from 01.11.2017 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Biological Chemistry


Reference number: 8005


The Institute of Biological Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of Vienna is currently seeking a Ph.D. student with experience in the area of organic synthesis, especially in peptide chemistry and selective protein modification and/or experience with biophysical characterization of peptide and protein interactions.


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:

- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations

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

- Active research - The candidate will be involved in the synthesis of building blocks for peptide synthesis, the synthesis of modified peptides and proteins, their mass spectrometric analysis as well as in their biochemical characterization

- Participation in research projects / research studies

- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations

- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement

- Supervision of students

- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums

- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration



The candidate should hold a diploma or master degree in Biochemistry or Chemistry or related fields..

At least 6 months of experience in organic synthesis/peptide synthesis and/or protein biochemistry, ability to work in a team.


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: Chemical biology

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Chemistry

Special subject:

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 ( no later than 30.10.2017, mentioning reference number 8005.

For further information please contact Cherrier, Michaela +43-1-4277-70501, Becker, Christian Friedrich Wilhelm +43-1-4277-70510.


The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( 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: 8005

E-Mail: jobcenter(at)


Main contact
Name: Jobcenter der Universität Wien

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