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

Analytical chemistry
Department of Analytical Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.07.2019 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Analytical Chemistry


Reference number: 9676


We are looking for a highly motivated Prae Doc with experience in bioanalytical chemistry. The research at the department focuses on the analysis of proteins, lipids and metabolites. The combination of the analysis of these different classes of biomolecules may support novel insight into biochemical mechanisms. The main analytical tools will be liquid chromatograhy and mass spectrometry.


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:

Participation in research, teaching and administration:

- Participation in research projects/ research studies

- Participation in publications/ academic articles/ presentations

- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months

- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement:

- Supervision of students

- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums

- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration



- Professional competence: Diploma or master degree in chemistry, preferably in analytical chemistry or equivalent qualification

- Methodological competence: liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry as well as in the area of cell culture

- Didactic competence: First experiences in intership supervision

- High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing

- Excellent command of written and spoken English

- IT user skills

- Ability to work in a team


Desirable qualifications are:

- Teaching experience/ experience of working with e-learning

- Knowledge of university processes and structures

- Experience abroad

- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing


Application documents:

- Letter of Motivation including research interests

- Curriculum vitae

- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)

- Degree certificatess


Research fields:

Main research field: Chemistry

Special research fields: Analytical chemistry

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Chemistry

Special subject: Biochemistry

Importance: should




Language level: Good knowledge

Importance: must


Language level: Very good 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 02.06.2019, mentioning reference number 9676.

For further information please contact Gerner, Christopher +43-1-4277-52302, Hilbert, Andrea +43-1-4277-52301.


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: 9676

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

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