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University Assistant Predoctoral, Psychology

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary is EUR 3,578.80
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

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47 Faculty of Psychology
Startdate: 01.07.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 15.11.2025
Reference no.: 2435

The Faculty of Psychology at the University of Vienna comprises the Dean's Office, a StudiesServiceCenter (SSC) and four institutes.

The position to be filled is located at the Chair of Clinical Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (Prof. Dr. Martina Zemp) at the Institute of Clinical and Health Psychology. Our department investigates family risk and protective factors for mental disorders in childhood and adolescence in basic and applied research. The methodological focus includes research approaches with outpatient assessment and behavioral observation of family interactions. We offer excellent working opportunities (including a newly established observation laboratory in the faculty's research, teaching and practice outpatient clinic, with the possibility of a relevant doctorate under good supervision, a young and motivated working team as well as international collaborations and intensive support for young researchers.

Find out more about us:

Your personal sphere of influence:

As a University Assistant Praedoc you will complement the research team and take on the following tasks: 

  • Planning, conducting and analyzing empirical studies
  • Advanced statistical analyses (dyadic data analyses, multilevel analyses, structural equation modeling, etc.)
  • Publication of research results in international journals 
  • Active participation in national and international scientific conferences
  • Participation in science communication activities 
  • If necessary, participation in the acquisition of funding

The position is limited to 15.11.2025.

Your future tasks:

  • You will be actively involved in research, teaching and student support. 
  • You will be involved in research projects and scientific studies and publish your findings in scientific journals.
  • You will write your dissertation on the central research topics of the Clinical Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence working group (dissertation agreement is expected within 6-12 months).
  • Participation in and independent teaching of courses in accordance with the provisions of the collective agreement.
  • You will participate in meetings, conferences and symposia.

This is part of your personality:

  • Degree (Master's or Diploma) in psychology 
  • Strong interest in research in the field of clinical psychology of childhood and adolescence, especially in the main topics of the working group
  • Previous experience in planning, conducting and statistically analyzing empirical studies 
  • Good knowledge of quantitative analysis methods and motivation to deepen methodological skills 
  • Very good written and spoken English skills
  • Ability to work in a team  
  • High organizational talent and commitment
  • High level of initiative and independence
  • Motivation to participate in university teaching

Desirable are:

  • Initial experience in scientific publishing
  • Initial teaching experience
  • Knowledge of university processes and structures

What we offer:

  • Doctorate under good supervision 
  • Start of an academic career in a young, motivated team 
  • Further training and supervision: We offer you the opportunity to expand and deepen your skills, e.g. the application of advanced statistical methods.
  • Scientific exchange: You will participate in international conferences and, if applicable, guest stays as well as in the Vienna Doctoral School (VDS) Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (CoBeNe):
  • Work-life balance: We offer you the opportunity to work remotely (maximum 50% of working hours) by arrangement.
  • Inspiring working environment: You will be part of a team with excellent research infrastructure in a pleasant working atmosphere.
  • Appreciative team culture: As a team, we meet regularly for team meetings and various activities (team lunches, retreats, Christmas parties, etc.).
  • Good public transport connections: Your new workplace is easily accessible by public transportation.
  • Fair salary: The basic salary is EUR 3,578.80 gross (basis: 40h full-time employment; see salary scheme:
  • The contract period at the time of employment is 16.5 months.

It is that easy to apply:

  • Letter of motivation (max. 2 pages)
  • Academic curriculum vitae
  • List of publications (if available)
  • Copy of degree certificates 
  • Copy of master's or diploma thesis or other own manuscripts (desired)
  • Letters of recommendation and/or references (desired)
  • Proof of teaching experience (if available)

If you have any questions, please contact:

Martina Zemp

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: 06/13/2024 

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