The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 184 fields of study, approx. 10.400 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 Analytical Chemistry

Reference number: 13559

At the Department of Analytical Chemistry, we are seeking a PhD student with experience in analytical chemistry. The focus of the planned research is on the analysis of metabolisms and peptides of non-invasively obtained biofluids such as finger sweat, atemaerosol condensates and tears with physiological and medical-diagnostic relevance.

The position is advertised for 4 years, starting with a contract duration of 1,5 years which will automatically be extended to a duration of 4 years, unless the employer does submit a nonextension notification after 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:
Advancing the methodology for the analysis of metabolites and peptides. Profound interest in bioanalytical chemistry is a must. The successful candidate will participate in research, teaching and administration:
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- Supervision of students
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.

- Professional competence: Diploma or master degree in chemistry, preferably in analytical chemistry or equivalent qualification
- Methodological skills: Bioanalytical chemistry
- Liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry
- Didactic competence: First experiences in internship supervision
- 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 / experience of working with e-learning
- Knowledge of university processes and structures
- Experience abroad
- Basic experience in research methods and academic writing

Experience in chromatographic techniques coupled to mass spectrometry will be regarded as an added value.

Application documents

- Letter of Motivation incl. research interests

- Curriculum vitae

- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)

- Degree certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Analytical chemistry MUST

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Chemistry Analytical chemistry MUST

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge SHOULD
Very good knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge
Basic Knowledge
MS Office 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 04.10.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Gerner, Christopher +43-1-4277-52302, Hilbert, Andrea +43-1-4277-52301.

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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