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University Assistant Prae Doc, Chemistry

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

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Academic Discipline
Physical Sciences, Chemistry
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Permanent, Fixed Term
Part Time

52 Faculty of Chemistry
Startdate: 11.03.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2069

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:

We are looking for a highly motivated and hardworking prae doc (PhD student) at the Institute of Biological Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry. Your position is at the AG Kurzbach, which works on the development of unconventional magnetic resonance methods, including dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization, EPR, as well as NMR spectroscopy.

As part of our divers team, you will be tasked with the development of intermolecular paramagnetic relaxation enhancement methods to be coupled to model-free analysis of molecular dynamics simulations. This includes work in the biochemical wet-lab as well as with prototype NMR spectroscopy and computational tasks. You have previous knowledge in the area of NMR Spectroscopy, Molecular Dynamics Simulations, and GIPAW calculations.

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 NMR Spectroscopy, Molecular Dynamics Simulations und Biochemistry.
  • We expect you to finalize your dissertation agreement within 12-18 months.
  • You work on your dissertation and its completion.
  • You hold courses independently within the scope of the provisions of the collective bargaining agreement.
  • You take on administrative tasks in research, teaching and administration.

This is part of your personality:

  • Completed Master's degree or Diploma, in the field of Chemistry, Biological Chemistry, Physics or a related field.
  • Basic experience in academic writing and with research methods (e.g.)
  • Didactic competences / experience with e-learning
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English (C1 Level).
  • IT user skills, knowledge of Office
  • Knowledge in the area of NMR spectroscopy, Molecular Dynamics Simulations and GIPAW calculations.
  • You should be a team player with high social skills.

What we offer:

Work-life balance: Our employees enjoy flexible working hours and can partially work remotely. 

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 3578,80 (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!

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.

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests / ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal (max. 10 p.)
  • Master Degree  /  Diploma
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dennis Kurzbach

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: 03/11/2024 

Prae Doc

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