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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology

Analytical chemistry, Food chemistry
Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, 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 from 01.02.2018 of a


University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology

to 31.01.2022.


Reference number: 8134


The working group 'Global Exposomics and Biomonitoring' represents a motivated interdisciplinary team acting in a network of national and international cooperations. We apply a multi-disciplinary approach to better understand the impact of food-related molecules on human health from a global perspective. We combine mass spectrometry and in vitro toxicology to investigate exposure, metabolism and toxicity.


For further information please visit www.exposomics.univie.ac.at


Duration of employment: 4 year/s


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:

This position in the field of bioanalytical chemistry and metabolomics is dedicated to the development of innovative mass spectrometry based methods and computational algorithms for the holistic assessment of food contaminants and beyond (towards the ‘exposome’). The primary aim will be the analysis of contaminants and other toxicants, drugs, hormones etc. at trace levels in biological samples such as plasma or urine. This includes targeted (based on triple quadrupole mass spectrometry) and untargeted (based on high-resolution mass spectrometry) approaches with a special focus on contaminants associated with endocrine disrupting potential. Besides research this position includes teaching according to the collective bargain agreement.



Appropriate training in analytical, biological, computational, or food chemistry, biotechnology, chemical toxicology or related field (MSc level). A very high level of self-motivation, commitment and work ethics is mandatory. The candidate must be fluent in English and willing to travel within the framework of this thesis.

Application documents: Letter of motivation, academic curriculum vitae incl. research interests, references, degree certificates and transcripts.


Experience with mass spectrometry or metabolomics technologies are beneficial but no prerequisite. Basic programing skills (R language) and statistics knowledge would be additional assets. Experience in scientific writing/publication would be advantageous.


Research fields:

Main research field: Chemistry

Special research fields: Analytical chemistry, Food chemistry

Importance: must




Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must


Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: should



Type of computer skills: Programming language

Specified computer skills: others

Importance: can


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 30.01.2018, mentioning reference number 8134.

For further information please contact Seybert, Johannes Ernst +43-1-4277-70809, Schweighofer, Heidelinde +43-1-4277-70801, +43-1-4277-52007.


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: 8134

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


Name: Jobcenter der Universität Wien

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