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

Organic chemistry
Department of Organic Chemistry, Faculty of Chemistry, University Vienna
Closing Date


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 20.01.2020 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Organic Chemistry


Reference number: 10286


The Organic Synthesis Group of Prof. Maulide in the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna is currently seeking a PhD student with research experience in organic chemistry and natural product synthesis.


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:

Studies on the stereoselective preparation of organic compounds, with special emphasis on the development of new synthetic methodologies employing among other methods organometallic asymmetric catalysis and asymmetric organocatalysis. 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.



A degree in Chemistry with profound knowledge and practical experience in the field of Organic Synthesis. Ability to work independently in the field of organic synthesis.

Experience in the preparation of medium- and large ring structures. Documented experience in the chemistry of phosphonates.


Application documents:

Letter of motivation including 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: Organic chemistry

Importance: must



Educational institution: University

Educational level: Chemistry

Special subject: Organic chemistry

Importance: must




Language level: Excellent knowledge

Importance: must



Type of computer skills: Basic Knowledge / Basic Knowledge

Specified computer skills: MS Office / Others

Importance: must / should


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 15.12.2019, mentioning reference number 10286.

For further information please contact Emberger, Patricia +43-1-4277-52156.


The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( 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.

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Reference number: 10286

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