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University Assistant Predoctoral, Computer Science

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
15 Jan 2024

39 Faculty of Computer Science
Startdate: 15.02.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 14.02.2027
Reference no.: 1741

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. 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:

The research group Scientific Computing, led by Univ.-Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Siegfried Benkner, focuses on research in programming paradigms, languages, compilers and software infrastructures for scientific computing to support users in the process of solving increasingly complex compute- and data-intensive problems in science and engineering on high-end parallel and distributed computing platforms.

The selected candidate will get involved in a new research endeavor led by Dr. Atakan Aral toward processing streaming data from monitoring systems of critical infrastructures (e.g., facilities for water supply and electricity generation). Instrumentation and control systems are widely used in critical infrastructure to collect data through sensors from various nodes, make decisions, and ensure smooth operation through remote and/or autonomous control of these infrastructures. Real-time computation in this scenario poses significant challenges ranging from communication efficiency to security.
The selected candidate will play an integral part in the group's core functions, including academic administration, teaching endeavors, and cutting-edge research activities. This position is designed to serve as a robust foundation for your future career, equipping you with the skills and knowledge necessary for success in both academic and industry-oriented professional arenas.

Your future tasks:

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

  • Participation in research, teaching, and administration
  • Participation in a new interdisciplinary EU project on data-driven solutions for the resilient operation of water and electricity infrastructures
  • Contributions to publications/academic articles/presentations
  • Completion of a doctoral dissertation
  • Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of students
  • Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and project management

This is part of your personality:

Candidates must have a Master´s degree or equivalent by the expected start date. The degree should be related to the position, e.g., in computer science, mathematics, software engineering, or informatics. Background or strong interest in at least one of the following topics is desired.

  • Distributed Systems and Software
  • Cloud / Edge Computing
  • Internet of Things / Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Distributed Machine Learning / Edge AI
  • Resilient / high-performance / energy-efficient computing 

Our working language is English, and there is no need to learn German, although we will encourage and support any German-learning ambitions.

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 in the center of beautiful Vienna 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 gross salary of EUR 2.457,99 (30h, 14x p.a.) increases if we can credit professional experience. The employment duration is 3 years. Initially limited to 1.5 years, the employment relationship is automatically extended to 3 years if the employer does not terminate it within the first 12 months by submitting a non-extension declaration. With appropriate work progress, an extension to a total maximum of 4 years is possible.

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

It is that easy to apply:

  • Your scientific curriculum vitae
  • Letter of motivation and summary of research interests, including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal
  • Degree certificates
  • Abstract of your master thesis
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Contact information of two reference persons
  • Via our job portal / “Apply now” button below

If you have any questions, please contact:

Atakan Aral

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.

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​Application deadline: 01/15/2024 

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