The University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (Vetmeduni) is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for teaching and research in veterinary medicine as well as a sought-after partner for cooperation. The modern campus accommodates teaching and research facilities as well as the only veterinary teaching and research hospital in Austria and is the workplace of around 2,300 students and 1,400 staff. Vetmeduni distinguishes itself by striving for excellence in its teaching and research activities as well as in its service units and through its continuous dialogue with society.


The Department of Biological Sciences and Pathobiology seeks to appoint a

Professor for “Veterinary Metabolomics”

in accordance with § 98 of the 2002 Universities Act.


Grade: A1

Level of employment: 40 hours weekly

Length of employment: permanent

Envisaged Job Starting Date: October 2025

Deadline for applications: 23.5.2024

Reference number: 2024/0094


Field of activity

The advertised professorship is affiliated to the Centre of Biological Sciences and is intended to focus on research and teaching in Veterinary Metabolomics. According to the development plan of the University of Veterinary Medicine, the expansion of interdisciplinary, translational research should be pursued, especially considering that the insights from research are essential for both animal health and human health.

The central task of the professor to be appointed is to develop and represent the field of Veterinary Metabolomics for the understanding of cross-species, complex processes in healthy and diseased animals over the entire life span in basic and translational clinical research. Furthermore, the implementation of future-proof, high-resolution methods such as "spatial metabolomics" or "metabolomics imaging" is expected, as well as the responsible organization and quality assurance of bioanalytical and clinical diagnostic services.

Of particular importance is the development of an interdisciplinary, internationally visible research focus coupled with the promotion of young researchers. For this purpose, state-of the-art facilities with excellent research and teaching opportunities are available.

In research, the successful candidate should demonstrate a relevant, independent, and internationally visible profile. Adequate third-party funding for their own research is a prerequisite. The further development of a research profile in the field of Veterinary Metabolomics is desired.

The job holder is expected to collaborate with the facilities of the Vetmeduni as well as with related national and international analytical institutions.

In teaching, the successful candidate participates in the courses within the curricula of Vetmeduni, as well as in postgraduate scientific education.

Furthermore, the duties of the position holder include participation in university committees as well as involvement in national and international committees.


Required education, qualifications and experience

• Completed studies in veterinary medicine or human medicine or natural sciences

• Completed subject-related Doctorate / PhD or comparable scientific qualification

• Proof of interdisciplinary research activities in the relevant subject area

• Outstanding, relevant publication track record in line with the career level

• Proof of successful acquisition of third-party funded research projects as Principal Investigator (PI)

• Demonstrable experience in the application, validation, and further development of state-of-the-art methods in the relevant subject area

• Didactic qualification or experience in teaching, supervision, and training of undergraduate and graduate students

• Good command of English (level B2)


Required general skills and abilities

• Excellent communication and presentation skills

• Strong leadership and social skills

• A commercial and strategic mindset

• Decision-making ability and assertiveness

• Strong commitment to the continuing success and development of Vetmeduni


Additional desired qualifications and skills

• Experience in translational metabolomics research

• Experience in quality management and quality assurance in the field of laboratory diagnostics

• Good command of German (non-German-speaking applicants are expected to reach at least level B1 within 2-3 years)


What we offer

• Top university: Vetmeduni is one of the leading academic education and research institutions in veterinary medicine in Europe

• Stable employer

• Attractive campus

• Personal and professional training and development opportunities

• Health Care

• Diversity- and family-friendly university culture

• Children’s day care and holiday care options

• Numerous attractive fringe benefits

• Employee events


Minimum salary

The minimum salary according to the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff is EUR 6,362.50 gross per month (14 times per year). A higher salary may be agreed to during the appointment negotiations.



Application documents must include:

1. Letter of application with a brief description of:

• Current research interests and research plans for the immediate future

• Previous and planned areas of focus in academic teaching and supervision of young researchers

2. Curriculum vitae including:

• Information about “esteem factors” (e.g. experience as a publisher, functions in research societies or programme committees)

• List of lectures given including information about invited lectures at international conferences

• Information about projects funded by third parties, acquired either independently or in collaboration, stating topic, duration, origin, volume, own role in acquisition, as well as any inventions/patents

• List of academic teaching and supervised theses, especially doctoral theses

• Information about experience in organization, management and leadership

3. List of publications including specification of five key publications which the applicant considers particularly relevant to the advertised position

4. Further documents to prove the required education, qualifications and experience of the applicant


To apply for this position, please send your documents in English, noting the reference number 2024/0094, by e-mail to the Office of the Senate of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna at berufungen(at)


Presentations and interviews with the candidates are scheduled for November 2024 (likely in calendar week 46).


The Vetmeduni aims to increase the proportion of women among scientific and general university staff, especially in management positions, and therefore explicitly invites qualified women to apply. In the case of underrepresentation of women, female applicants who are equally suitable as the best-suited male competitor will be given priority, unless reasons relating to the person of a competitor prevail.

There is no fee required for submitting an application. Applicants have no entitlement to reimbursement of any travel or accommodation expenses they may incur as a result of the application procedure.

As a proud holder of the “hochschuleundfamilie” (“University and Family”) certificate, Vetmeduni welcomes applications from candidates with family responsibilities. We also encourage people with disabilities or chronic conditions to apply. If you have any questions, please contact our representative for disabled people, Franz Mitterbauer (franz.mitterbauer(at)

Translations into other languages are solely for information purposes. The version advertised in the University Bulletin (Mitteilungsblatt) is the only one that is legally binding.


For further information, please visit


Contact for further information

Univ. Prof. Dr. Mathias Mueller

+43 1 25077- 5620



Felizitas Delueg, MSc.

Büro für Kollegialorgane

+43 1 25077 - 1108



Veterinary Metabolomics at the Department of Biological Sciences and Pathobiology




01. Oktober 2025


23. Mai 2024


Univ. Prof. Dr. Mathias Mueller

Felizitas Delueg, MSc.

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