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University Assistant Predoctoral, Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3277,30
Closing date
10 Jun 2024

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Academic Discipline
Biological Sciences, Life sciences
Job Type
Academic Posts, Postdocs
Contract Type
Permanent, Fixed Term
Part Time

Job Details

91 Centre for Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science
Startdate: 01.10.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: permanent
Reference no.: 2466

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!

About this position:

The Centre of Microbiology and Environmental Systems Science is comprised of 15 groups that conduct internationally leading research in the field of microbial ecology and environmental systems science. The Centre's Department of Microbiology and Ecosystem Science assembles an international, ambitious and committed team and offers an interdisciplinary scientific environment, cutting-edge laboratories and a creative working atmosphere. 

The Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science at the Centre supports PhD students in the finishing phase of their dissertation project through short-term finishing contracts. These employments are provided to students who have signed a doctoral thesis agreement and have already made significant progress in their doctoral thesis project. 

One 1-month position is available for students of the Doctoral School in Microbiology and Environmental Science through this job announcement.

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration in the context of your doctoral thesis project, which means:

  • Involvement in and finalizing of a research project as detailed in your doctoral thesis agreement
  • Publications and presentations
  • Involvement in project applications for third-party funding
  • Teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
  • Supervision of trainees and students

We expect you to make significant progress on your doctoral thesis through related milestones during the time of the short-term contract.

This is part of your personality:

  • Diploma or master’s degree in biology, molecular biology, or equivalent qualification with signed doctoral thesis agreement
  • Excellent academic and study records
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English
  • High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing
  • Excellent team-working ability

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 salary of EUR 3277,30 (on a full-time basis, 2023 salary) increases if we can credit professional experience.

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

How to apply:

Application documents should include:

  • letter of motivation including time plan for doctoral thesis milestones that will be achieved in the duration of the short-term contract
  • academic curriculum vitae including list of publications and conference attendances
  • a confirmation of admission for the current academic semester

Please apply directly via the University Jobcenter ("Apply now") - button!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Thomas Rattei

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: 06/10/2024 

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