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University Assistant Predoctoral, Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

53 Faculty of Earth Sciences, Geography and Astronomy
Startdate: 01.01.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.03.2024
Reference no.: 1674

Among the many good reasons to want to research and teach at the University of Vienna, there is one in particular, which has convinced around 7,500 academic staff members so far. They see themselves as personalities who need space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be More than 7,500 academics at the University of Vienna thrive on continuous exploration and curiosity and help us better understand our world. Does this sound like you? Then join our accomplished team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a university assistant prae doc, you will complement/complete the research team around Martin Zuschin and assist in research, teaching and administration.

The focus of our research is on Conservation Paleobiology in the Adriatic Sea, Eastern Mediterranean and Red Sea.

Our team Historical Ecology and Conservation Paleobiology currently consists of 2 post docs, 2 prae docs and administrative colleagues.

We work at the interface of Marine Ecology, Paleontology and Sedimentology.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies in the area of Conservation Paleobiology and Historical Ecology
  • You hold courses in cooperation with Martin Zuschin  within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research and teaching.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma, in the field of Paleontology or Marine Biology
  • Basic experience in academic writing
  • Competence in the taxonomy of benthic marine invertebrates (e.g., corals, brachiopods, molluscs).
  • Basic competence in multivariate statistics.
  • Good command of written and spoken English (B2 Level),
  • You should be a team player with high social skills

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible, family-friendly working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of an international academic team in a healthy and fair working environment.

Good public transport connections: Your workplace is easily accessible by public transport.

Internal further training & Coaching: Opportunity to deepen your skills on an ongoing basis. There are over 600 courses to choose from – free of charge.

Fair salary: The basic salary of EUR 3277,30 (on a full-time basis) increases if we can credit professional experience.

Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests (max. 2 p.)
  • Master Degree  /  Diploma
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Martin Zuschin

We look forward to new personalities in our team! 
The University of Vienna has an anti-discriminatory employment policy and attaches great importance to equal opportunities, the advancement of women and diversity. We lay special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions among the academic and general university staff and therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates.

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​Application deadline: 12/12/2023 

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