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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 01.10.2020 of a

University Assistant (prae doc)

at the Department of Organic Chemistry


Reference number: 11303


The Organic Synthesis Group of Prof. Bonifazi in the Faculty of Chemistry at the University of Vienna is currently seeking a PhD student with research experience in organic chemistry for exploring chalcogen-bonding interactions to prepare functional organic materials.


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 strength of chalcogen bonding (Secondary Bonding Interactions implying the heavier chalcogens) to be challenged for feasible applications at the solid state, in order to develop functional supramolecular 2D materials. We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18months.

- Participation in research projects led by the Group

- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations

- Supervision of students

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



A degree in Chemistry with deep knowledge and practical experience in Organic Synthesis. Additional knowledge and experience in photochemistry and related field. Excellent command of written and spoken English.

Experience in the field of organic chemistry, in particular synthesis of π-conjugated heterocyclic units and luminescent chromophores and classical metal-transition cross coupling reactions. Experience on heteroatom-doped systems and push-pull systems, as well as on their use to design a functional chemical system will be regarded as an added value.


Application documents:

- Letter of motivation including research interests - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) – Degree certificates and IELTS certificate (minimum 6.5) at the start of the employment.


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

Specified computer skills: Others

Importance: must


Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 30.09.2020, mentioning reference number 11303.

For further information please contact Roitner, Barbara +43-1-4277-52148.


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.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna

Reference number: 11303

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