The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position as soon as possible of a

University Assistant (prae doc)
at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Reference number: 13081

We are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic young scientists to join our research team that identifies and pharmacologically characterizes bioactive natural products, mainly in the context of metabolic disorders, and inflammation. We offer high scientific quality, very well equipped laboratories with an up-to date scientific environment, an interesting project and an excellent working and social atmosphere within the group and the department.

The employment relationship is initially limited to 1.5 years and is automatically extended to a total of 4 years, unless the employer submits a declaration of non-renewal after a maximum of 12 months.

Duration of employment: 4 year/s

Extent of Employment: 30 hours/week
Job grading in accordance with collective bargaining agreement: §48 VwGr. B1 Grundstufe (praedoc) with relevant work experience determining the assignment to a particular salary grade.

Job Description:
Participation in research, teaching and administration:
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12 months.
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration

Master or diploma degree in Pharmacy, Molecular/Cellular Biology, Biochemistry or a similar field. Professional competence, methodological competence, didactic competence. High ability to express yourself both orally and in writing - Excellent command of written and spoken English - IT user skills - Ability to work in a team.

Desirable qualifications are - Teaching experience (in German language) / experience of working with e-learning - Knowledge of university processes and structures - Experience abroad - Basic experience in research methods and academic writing. Application documents: - Letter of motivation - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Degree certificatess.

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Toxicology
Pharmacy MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Biology, Botany, Zoology Molecular biology MUST
Chemistry Biochemistry MUST

Language level Importance
Good knowledge MUST
Good knowledge MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna ( no later than 01.06.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Dirsch, Verena +43-1-4277-55270.

The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity ( The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.

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