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University Assistant Praedoc, Chemistry

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

52 Faculty of Chemistry
Startdate: 12.04.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2132

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:

At the Institute of Inorganic Chemistry our highly motivated interdisciplinary team offers a position for a PraeDoc in the area of bioinorganic chemistry in an inspiring scientific environment and a pleasant working atmosphere. Aim is the characterisation of biological activities of an innovative class of metallocene-based anticancer compounds in two- and three-dimensional in-vitro models. Strong expertise and state-of-the-art instrumentation for developing novel anticancer drugs are provided by this team.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research as well as teaching which means:

  • Accomplishment of research projects in the area of bioinorganic chemistry, focused on the cell biological effects of novel metal-based tumor-inhibiting compounds.
  • Characterisation of bioactivities by cell-culture-based methods including flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry will take place in close coordination with experts in synthetic chemistry in order to enable the optimal design of the potential cancer therapeutics.
  • You will teach courses independently to the extent specified in the collective agreement.
  • You will be actively involved in research, teaching and administration, and you will participate in research projects and research studies.
  • You will participate in publications, academic articles and presentations.
  • You will be expected to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months. 
  • Furthermore you will supervise students and carry out administrative tasks in teaching and/or research.

This is part of your personality:

  • You have a diploma or masters degree in chemistry, biological chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent qualification. You have some experience in the field of mammalian cell culture and cell-based bioanalytical methods.
  • Experience in cell culture techniques and characterisation of compound bioactivity, ideally including flow cytometry.
  • Profound verbal and written skills. Basic experience in research methods, academic writing and presentation.
  • 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 German and English.

We offer:

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 3.578,80 (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.

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​Application deadline: 03/18/2024

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