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University Assistant Predoctoral at the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine

222 Department for Ethics and Law in Medicine
Startdate: 04.03.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.12.2026
Reference no.: 1904

You see yourself as a personality who needs space for their continuous striving and curiosity in order to be able to be academically successful? Intriguing issues within the scientific fields of medical ethics and medical law fascinate you? Doing quantitative as well as qualitative research while being part of an interdisciplinary team is your passion? Then join us at the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine!

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a university assistant prae doc, you will complement the research team at the research platform "Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine" and take over tasks like, e.g., collecting, evaluating, and interpreting quantitative as well as qualitative data.

The focus of our research is currently placed on the issue of Assisted Suicide, which among other topics will also be one of your first main areas of research.

Our team consists of professors from a diverse range of scientific expertise, several (external) scientific associates, one university assistant prae doc, two student assistants and two administrative colleagues.

What is particularly important to us as a team is committed cooperation, enthusiasm for current research projects, and continuous collegial exchange.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching, and administration within the research profile of the Institute for Ethics and Law in Medicine, which means:

  • You are involved in research projects and scientific studies in the area of medical ethics and medical law, particulary within a research project on the issue of Assisted Suicide that has already been launched.
  • You take part in the publication of scientific articles and deliver talks.
  • You hold seminars/lectures independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement. Accordingly, you also undertake counselling duties for students and administer exams.
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months.
  • You work on your dissertation and its completion.
  • You take on administrative as well as organisational tasks in research, teaching, and administration. This includes the acquisition of third-party funding.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma, in the field of Protestant or Catholic Theology, Sociology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Psychology, Nursing Science, Law, Political Science, or similar.
  • Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods: (practical) experience in quantitative as well as qualitative research and data processing (incl. statistics, etc.) is indispensable.
  • IT user skills, e.g., Microsoft Office and internet skills, as well as good command of relevant data analysis software such as SPSS, R, MAXQDA, Atlas.ti, Stata, JASP, or similar.
  • The working language will be German; excellent procifiency (level C1) in both active and passive language skills is thus required.
  • Didactic competences and experience with e-learning would be desireable; you are however explicitely invited to make use of the ample opportunities for internal further trainining.

What we offer:

Flexible working hours: Our employees enjoy working hours upon agreement and can partially work remotely. 

Inspiring working atmosphere: You are a part of a committed academic team within an excellent research infrastructure and a fair working environment.

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

Internal further training and coaching: Opportunity to expand and deepen your skills on an ongoing basis.

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

Duration of contract: The employment duration is currently limited until 31 December, 2026. There is, however, the option for an extension of the contract.

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

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae and a letter of motivation,
  • your summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal (max. 5 pages),
  • your Master's Degree / Diploma,
  • further relevant certificates (transcript of records, recommendations from previous employments, etc.)

If you have any questions, please contact:

Stella Maria Spanlang

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: 03/05/2024

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