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 soughtafter 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 Clinical Department for Farm Animals and Veterinary Public Health is looking for a

University Assistant (Post-Doc)

with option for a tenure-track position for the area of Orthopedics in Livestock

in accordance with Section 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff


Grade: B1 Post-Doc (following signature of the qualification agreement: A2)

Level of employment: 40 hours weekly

Length of employment: limited to 6 years (with possibility of a permanent contract after successful completion of the agreement)

Deadline for applications: 22.5.2024

Reference number: 2024/0089



• Independent implementation of scientific projects in the field of orthopedics in livestock

• Establishment of an internationally visible research program in the area of orthopedics in livestock

• Authoring of publications and acquisition of third party funding

• Independent teaching activities in the relevant field

• Supervision of non-graduate and graduate students

• Participation in science, teaching, knowledge transfer and administration

• Responsible participation in the clinical service in the Clinical Center for Ruminant and Camelid Medicine including on-call, weekend and night services


Required education, qualifications and experience

• Completed studies in Veterinary Medicine and doctorate / PhD in the relevant field

• Outstanding publication track record in line with the career level

• Experience with national or international research collaborations

• Experience in the development of project applications

• Clinical expertise in the relevant field

• Teaching experience

• Good English level (B2)

• Good German level (B2)


Additional desired qualifications and skills

• Postgraduate research experience at least at a further university/research institution for no less than six months in total

• Diplomate or ongoing residency, veterinary specialist in the relevant field

• Understanding of the One Health framework in relation to agricultural livestock

• Flexibility and desire to work in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment, as well as an interest in new technologies

• Ability to work independently

• An enthusiastic and committed team player

• Open to inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary collaboration

• Excellent communication skills


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


The Position

The tenure-track position includes the option of negotiating a qualification agreement (QV in accordance with Section 27 of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff). The initial contract will be as a postdoctoral assistant with QV option. When the QV is signed, the position will be reclassified as an assistant professorship. When the provisions of the qualification agreement are met, the job holder will be promoted to tenured associate professor.


Minimum salary

The minimum salary for university staff is regulated by the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff and at the B1 level amounts to EUR 4,752.30 gross (contract with the option of negotiating a qualification agreement). Upon signing the qualification agreement, the salary increases to EUR 5,595.60 gross and when the provisions of the qualification agreement are met it is further increased to EUR 6,055.70 gross. The salaries are stated per month, paid fourteen times per year.



Please submit your application in English, noting the reference number 2024/0089, by e-mail (preferred) to bewerbungen(at) Please do not forget to include the reference number or we will be unable to relate your application to the correct vacancy announcement.


Application documents in English language 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

• List of publications

• Information about “esteem factors” (e.g. 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

• Information about experience in organization, management, leadership

• Concept for research, teaching and (non-)clinical services

• Contribution to the academic profile of the Department or Vetmeduni

3. Further documents to prove the required education, qualifications and experience described as necessary in the vacancy announcement

4. Names and contact information of three references


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, Mr. 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.


Contact for further information

Univ. Prof. Dr. Thomas Wittek

+43 1 25077 – 5200


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