Scientific Staff (prae doc)

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Deadline: 16 Feb 2023

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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

Scientific Staff (prae doc)
at  the Research Group Software Architecture

Reference number : 13726
The focus of the research group (led by Dr. Uwe Zdun) is on research in the areas of software architecture, software design, and software engineering. The group is looking for highly motivated research assistants and PhD candidates. We offer an excellent working environment in a young, creative, highly motivated, and international team. More info on the research group can be found here
Duration of employment: 2 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 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 12-18 months.
- Involvement in the organisation of meetings, conferences, symposiums
- Involvement in the department administration as well as in teaching and research administration
The position should develop Software Engineering methods and tools in one of the following areas:
- Software Engineering/Software Architecture for Machine Learning
- Machine Learning for Software Engineering
- CI/CD-Architectures and DevOps (especially MLOps)
- Service/Edge/Cloud Architectures
The position is initially limited to two years with the possibility of extension.

A successfully completed master's degree or equivalent in Computer Science, Business Informatics, or a closely related field is required, whereby knowledge of computer science is assumed to be a given. Excellent English and German language skills (written and spoken) are preferred.

Desirable qualifications are
- Teaching experience / experience in 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
-Scientific Curriculum vitae
- list of publications
- short concept for a doctoral project proposal
- Degree certificatess

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance

Computer Sciences
Software development MUST


Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance

Economics Management information systems MUST

Natural Sciences Mathematics, Computer Sciences MUST


Language level Importance

Excellent knowledge SHOULD

Excellent knowledge MUST


Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance

software developing
Developer MUST

Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the recruiting tool Apply@DoCS mentioning "#01 PC4: Software Architecture, Prof. Zdun", no later than 16.02.2023, mentioning reference number 
13726. Further details are available here (also how to set up a u:account): .
For further information please contact Zdun, Uwe +43-1-4277-78510.
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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