This job has expired

University Assistant Praedoc, Chemistry

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

View more

52 Faculty of Chemistry
Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 1707

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 scientifically successful. Does that sound like something for you? Welcome to our team!

Your personal sphere of influence:

We are looking for a highly motivated and hardworking Prae Doc (PhD student) at the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry.

Your position is at the interface of analytical chemistry and inorganic biological chemistry.

As part of our diverse team, you will be developing innovative methods combining metabolomics and metallomic approaches to assess the molecular fingerprint of small metal species in biological samples. Furthermore, you will study complementary high resolution electrospray mass spectrometry and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry. The methods shall be developed and applied in the interdisciplinary field of metal based drug research. 

You have previous knowledge in the area of bioanalytical chemistry and statistical analysis of big data.

Moreover, you have had opportunities to teach and have a working knowledge of university procedures and structures Ideally, you have been involved in scientific work and  have gathered some international experience.

Your future tasks:

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

  • You will be involved in research projects and among others, develop methods for profiling metal containing small molecules by complementary inorganic and organic mass spectrometry.
  • Implementing and improving current strategies of data evalution will be one of your responsibilities.
  • You will design experiments supporting the understanding of mode of action of metal based drugs. 
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months
  • You hold courses independently to the extent of the provisions of the collective agreement.
  • You will take on administrative tasks in research and teaching.

This is part of your personality:

  • You have a diploma or masters degree in chemistry, preferably with a strong focus on analytical chemistry or equivalent qualification. 
  • As an enthusiastic, hard-working, dedicated person who enjoys working independently as well as being a team player, you will blend into and be a valuable addition to our group.
  • Very good knowledge of English is essential, working knowledge of German an advantage.

We offer:

The position is Prae Doc, Model 1.: The contract duration is 3 years with a preliminary limitation of 1,5 years and will automatically be extended to 3 years unless the employer hands in a non-extension declaration after 12 months. An extension up to a total of 4 years is then possible provided the excellent performance of the candidate.

  • Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible, family-friendly working hours, remote/hybrid and/or part-time work (upon agreement).
  • Inspiring working atmosphere: You will be part of a diverse team with excellent research infrastructures and a great work atmosphere.
  • Good public transport connections: Our institute is located in the centre of Vienna, 9 district, close to underground and various tram stations.
  • Fair salary: The salary, starting with EUR 3.277,30 (full time) can be increased if you have relevant professional experience.
  • Equal opportunities for everyone: We look forward to diverse personalities in the team!

How to apply:

  • Letter of motivation including major research interests
  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • List of publications
  • Evidence of teaching experience (if available)
  • Degree certificates.
  • Apply via the jobportal

If you have any questions, please contact:

Bernhard Keppler

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.

University of Vienna. Space for personalities. Since 1365.

Data protection

​Application deadline: 12/15/2023 

Prae Doc

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert