Senior Scientist

Vienna, Austria
26 Apr 2022
End of advertisement period
31 May 2022
Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centers, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position of a Senior Scientist at the Department of Environmental Geosciences

Reference number: 12827

The Department of Environmental Geosciences is an international and dynamic team of approximately 20 scientists that conducts research and provides education in environmental science with a focus on environmental analytics of aquatic and terrestrial systems. Among other topics, we study the environmental fate of organic and inorganic pollutants. As a Senior Scientist you lead the management of our organic analytics laboratory and contribute to research and education at the department. With your open-minded, flexible, and reliable personality, you sustain laboratory operations at our department.

This position (40 hours/week) is initially limited to an employment duration of 1 year with the option for a permanent position, based on mutual agreement (we are seeking a long-term engagement in our department), start at the earliest possible date.

Salary level according to collective agreement: ยง54 VwGr. B1 lit.b (postdoc), Euro 4.487,80 gross per months, paid 14 times a year The actual salary may be higher, based on your expertise and experience on the guidelines of the university of Vienna.

Your tasks:

  • Lead and coordinate the management and organization of our research laboratory; responsibility for analytical instruments and laboratory infrastructure
  • Develop and improve analytical methods in environmental organic trace analytical chemistry; conduct experiments and perform data analysis
  • Teach BSc- and MSc-level classes in the area of environmental sciences as defined by the collective agreement
  • Identify the demand and give advice for selection of new instruments; conduct purchases and act as our contact point to instrument manufacturers
  • Guide and advice students and researches from undergraduate to post-doctoral level concerning laboratory operations and safety

Your Profile:

  • You hold a PhD in a field relevant to environmental analytical chemistry and have proven expertise in the analysis of organic chemicals at trace levels/environmental concentrations by means of HPLC-MS/MS and/or GC-MS/MS including suitable data analysis software. Expertise with additional analytical chemical techniques (e.g., elemental analysis, spectroscopy) and with sample preparation techniques (e.g. extraction, enrichment, digestion) is desired.
  • You are curious, well organized, reliable, inspiring, and able to take decisions under time pressure.
  • You are communicative and want to become a part of a motivated, international, and diverse team of researchers.

We are looking forward to receiving your application (cover letter, CV including contact information of 3 references, relevant transcripts), which you should submit under the vacancy number 12827 to our job center Please send your application as ONE single PDF document.

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 31.05.2022, mentioning reference number 12827.

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.