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project assistant (pre-doctoral)

Biomedical Engineering/Neuroscience
TU-Wien, 1040 Vienna
Closing Date


TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 30,000 students and more than 5,000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.


You will be working as project assistant (pre-doctoral) at the Institute for Biomedical Electronics in the Austrian Science Fund (FWF)-funded project Biophysical diversity in retinal ganglion cells. We look forward to having you on our research team for 3 years (30 hours/week) starting from March 1st 2022.


Your tasks:

• Participate in research and teaching in the field of Biomedical Engineering/Neuroscience:

o Patch clamp electrophysiology

o Immunohistochemistry including confocal microscopy

• Publish scientific results and write a dissertation

• Participate in organizational and administrative tasks of the research division and the faculty

• Supervise students


Your profile:

• A Master’s degree in a relevant field, e.g. Biomedical Engineering

• Experience in electrophysiology and/or immunohistochemistry

• Knowledge in scientific programing (e.g. Python, Matlab)

• Excellent command of English language; good command of German is favorable

• Teamwork, organizational and analytical skills as well as a structured way of working


We offer:

• Access to an international network of renowned research institutes (e.g. Harvard Medical School)

• Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours

• Central location with very good accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz)

• Fringe benefits for employees can be found at Fringe benefits catalogue of TU Wien


TU Wien is committed to increase female employment in leading scientific positions. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given when equally qualified.


People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university (contact: gerhard.neustaetter(at)


Entry level salary as a doctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 2,237.60/month gross, 14 times/year.


We look forward to receiving your application (paul.werginz(at)


Main contact
Name: Paul Werginz

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