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 Biophysical Chemistry

Reference number: 12107

At the Institute of Biophysical Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry, a position for an university assistant (prae-doc) is available for the area of synthesis, characterization and investigation of polyoxometalates. The contract duration is 3 years with a preliminary limitation of 1,5 years and will automatically be extended to 3 years unless the employer hands in a non-extension declaration after 12 months. An extension up to a total of 4 years is then possible provided the excellent performance of the candidate.

Duration of employment: 3 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 and implementation of research projects in the field of biophysical chemistry with a focus on the characterization of a metalloprotein including molecular biological work or synthesis of a polyoxmetallate with the possibility of writing a dissertation.
- A doctoral thesis agreement is expected to be concluded within 12-18 months
- Participation in and independent holding of courses in the scope of the collective agreement provisions, Supervision of students and participation in the institute, teaching and research administration

Completed degree (Master, Diplomingenieur) in chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, molecular biology, physics or similar.. Excellent command of written and spoken English Capacity for teamwork

Letter of motivation including research interests - Academic curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Degree certificates

Research fields:
Main research field
Special research fields Importance
Physical chemistry ;Chemical biology;Structural chemistry;X-ray structural analysis;Spectroscopy SHOULD

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Chemistry Biochemistry MUST

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge SHOULD
Very good knowledge MUST

Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance
Basic Knowledge
MS Office MUST
Basic Knowledge
Internet 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 15.10.2022, mentioning reference number 

For further information please contact Prossinagg, Regina +43-1-4277-52501, Rompel, Annette +43-1-4277-52502.

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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