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University Assistant (Praedoc), Computer Science

Vienna (Landbezirke) (AT)
The basic salary of EUR 3,578,80
Closing date
15 Jun 2024

Completion Contract

39 Faculty of Computer Science
Startdate: 01.10.2024 | Working hours: 30 | Collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc)
Limited until: 31.03.2025
Reference no.: 2561

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:

The Doctoral School Computer Science DoCS ( founded in 2020 offers a structured doctoral programme that supports early-career research in the areas of Computer Science and Business Informatics. The programme includes world-leading researchers in Computer Science as supervisors and co-supervisors who pursue basic as well as applied research within an intensive doctoral teaching programme tailored to the scientific needs of students in small topical groups.

The Doctoral School Computer Science provides the option of performance-based contract extensions (6 months) to doctoral students who previously had a position as university assistant (prae doc) or as third-party funded researcher (prae doc) at the University of Vienna. This completion contract is meant to support a high-qualified DoCS fellow in the final phase of the doctoral studies. The successful applicant will get a contract as university assistant (prae doc) and will be working in the research group “Theory and Applications of Algorithms” at the Faculty of Computer Science.

The position is limited to six months and is planned to be filled from 01.10.2024. 

Your future tasks:

You actively participate in research, teaching & administration, which means:

  • Your main task is to complete and to submit your dissertation.
  • You meet and consult with your supervisor(s) on a regular basis in order to prioritize your tasks and get the necessary support to complete your dissertation successfully in time.
  • You participate in your department's and the Doctoral School activities and workshops.
  • You participate in conferences and publish research results in peer-reviewed conferences/journals.
  • You actively seek support (workshops, training, coaching etc.) if necessary.
  • You actively participate in teaching and conduct independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement.

This is part of your personality:

  • Above-average MSc degree in Computer Science or Computational Science.
  • Excellent knowledge of combinatorial algorithms and their analysis.
  • Excellent programming skills.
  • Excellent academic and study record (e.g. annual submission of progress reports; outstanding publication record etc).
  • High level of motivation and commitment to succesfully complete your doctoral studies within the anticipated time frame.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English and German (C1 Level).
  • Collaborative, team-minded and pro-active attitude.
  • High level of written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with the structures of the University of Vienna.
  • Experience in academic writing and publishing.

Ideally you have:

  • Excellent C++ programming skills.
  • Outstanding experience in Algorithm Engineering.
  • Theoretical and practical experience in dynamic algorithms, algorithms for data analysis, algorithms for data center optimizations, as well as differential privacy.
  • Experience abroad.

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 3,578,80 (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!

It is that easy to apply:

  • With your scientific curriculum vitae / letter of intent
  • With your summary of research interests
  • With a plan for the completion of the doctorate
  • With a confirmation of enrolment in the doctoral programme/having passed the FÖP
  • Via our  job portal/ Apply now -  button

If you have any questions, please contact:

Kathrin Hanauer

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: 06/15/2024 

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