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

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 01.03.2018 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology


Reference number: 8305


The working group Food Chemistry and Toxicology represents a motivated interdisciplinary team acting in a network of national and international cooperations. The interaction of natural food constituents with potential contaminants (e.g. mycotoxins) is one of the main research lines currently in focus.


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:

The position is dedicated to molecular mechanisms of food constituents. In focus are (among others) combinatory effects of contaminants as well as co-occurring so called bioactive food constituents and contaminants, respectively, also considering the potential contribution of the human microbiota.

Extended duties include holding independent courses as agreed upon in the collective contract of the University. The position is appointed for 4 years. We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.



High ability to express yourself in English both orally and in writing. A degree in Chemistry, Food Chemistry, Biology, Pharmacy, Nutritional Sciences or comparable curricula with profound knowledge in toxicology.

Profound knowledge of biochemical, molecular biological and toxicological methods, including cell culture would be desirable. Experience in scientific writing/ publication would be advantageous.

Application documents:

Letter of Motivation including research interests, academic curriculum vitae, list of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available), short doctoral project proposal, degree certificates.


Research fields:

Main research field: Chemistry

Special research fields: Food chemistry

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Chemistry

Special subject: Food chemistry

Importance: must




Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must


Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must



Type of computer skills: Basic Knowledge

Specified computer skills: MS Office

Importance: must


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 20.02.2018, mentioning reference number 8305.

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: 8305

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


Name: Jobcenter der Universität Wien

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