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 Pharmaceutical Sciences

Reference number: 13573

The division of pharmaceutical chemistry at the department of pharmaceutical sciences sets a strong focus on interdisciplinary research and the expansion of international cooperation. We intend to expand knowledge and expertise in the field of drug design, optimization and testing. Thus, we are looking for a scientist with a background and distinct interest in these subject areas.

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:
Research tasks include computer-based drug design and synthesis followed by the main focus of analytical methods (sample preparation, determining physico-chemical properties, chromatographic methods, metabolism, tissue distribution etc.). Besides the interdisciplinary research activities, participation in teaching activities and support of teaching courses are expected.

Participation in research, teaching and administration:
- Participation in research projects / research studies
- Participation in publications / academic articles / presentations
- 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.
- We expect the successful candidate to sign a doctoral thesis agreement within 12-18 months.
- Participation in teaching and independent teaching of courses as defined by the collective agreement
- Supervision of students
- Involvement in the organization of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research

Master or Diploma in pharmacy, chemistry or an equivalent academic degree.
- Ability to work in a team
- IT user skills
Experience in the synthesis of small molecules and in applying analytical methods desirable. Basic knowledge in computer-based drug design beneficial.
Ability of knowledge transfer to students in practical courses.

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

Application documents

- Letter of motivation
- Academic curriculum vitae
- List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available)
- Short doctoral project proposal
- Degree certificatess

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Pharmacy, Pharmacology, Toxicology
Pharmaceutical chemistry;Pharmacy SHOULD

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Natural Sciences Other and interdisciplinary Natural Sciences SHOULD

Language level Importance
Good knowledge MUST
Very good knowledge SHOULD

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge

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 Wackerlig, Judith +43-1-4277-55006.

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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