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 Small Animals and Horses is looking for an


University Assistant (Post-Doc) with option for a tenure-track position in the field of Ophthalmology


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


Grade of employment: 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: 10.6.2024

Reference number: 2024/0082



• Independent implementation of scientific projects in the field of ophthalmology with the focus on small animals and horses

• Independent conducting and supervision of the ophthalmological consultation hour

• Independent performance of ophthalmological operations

• Independent teaching activities in ophthalmology

• Authoring of publications and acquisition of external funding

• Supervision of undergraduate and graduate students including supervision of theses (diploma theses)

• Participation in science, teaching, knowledge transfer and administration

• Responsible participation in the clinical service for the University Clinic for small animals including weekend and night services in the area of ophthalmology


Required education, qualifications and experience

• Completed studies in veterinary medicine and doctorate / PhD in the field of ophthalmology

• ECVO Diplomate or board-eligible (completed residency)

• Well-founded knowledge in in the field of ophthalmology in small animals and horses

• Publication activity as first author

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

• English level B2


Additional desired qualifications and skills

• Experience in the development of projects

• Ability to work independently

• An enthusiastic and committed team player

• Open to inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary joint working

• Excellent communication skills

• Teaching experience

• Good German level (B2)


What we offer

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

• Work in a new (open since 2022) and top equipped (Aeos Aesculap Robotic Arm, etc.) university hospital for small animals on 6700 m2

• 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 2024/0082, by e-mail to bewerbungen(at) to the Personnel Department of the University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna. 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 the disabled, 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

ao Barbara Nell, DECVO

+43 1 25077 – 5332


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