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University Assistant (prae doc) at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Chemical Biology, Inorganic Chemistry
Department of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna


The University of Vienna (19 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.600 members of staff, about 92.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Inorganic Chemistry


Reference number: 8801


A challenging and highly varied doctoral student position is available in the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Vienna.The position is expected to lead to a doctoral degree in chemistry after four years and is primarily focused on research, but may include a limited teaching requirement.


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 project focuses on the development of biological photolithography for the efficient and ultra-large-scale synthesis of nucleic acid libraries. The libraries, consisting of DNA, RNA and engineered non-natural nucleic acid analogues, are synthesized for applications in data storage, gene assembly, nanobiotechnology, and for analyzing bioaffinity interactions. Further, the successful candidate will assist in writing of publications, and in institutional, teaching and research-associated activities. A doctoral thesis agreement has to be signed within the first 2-18 months. Furthermore, the candidate will have to teach courses independently to the extent specified in the collective agreement.



Master’s degree or equivalent in Chemistry or Chemical Engineering.

Experience in synthetic chemistry and analytical techniques (e.g. HPLC).

High motivation and commitment to basic scientific research.

Experience in working with nucleic acids, as well as sequencing experience would be advantageous. Ability to work carefully and methodically with very sensitive biological materials and complex equipment. Interest in photolithography, including optical and engineering aspects. Ideally experience in NMR and MS. Excellent communication skills in English and German. Experience with teaching as well as knowledge of university procedures and structures, preliminary experience with scientific work and ideally international experience is desirable.


Application documents:

Letter of motivation including major research interests - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Degree certificates


Research fields:

Main research field: Chemistry

Special research fields: Chemical biology

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Chemistry

Special subject: Biochemistry

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 30.07.2018, mentioning reference number 8801.

For further information please contact Keppler, Bernhard +43-1-4277-52602.


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: 8801

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


Name: Jobcenter der Universität Wien

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