University Assistant (prae doc)

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Deadline: 17 Apr 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

University Assistant (prae doc)
at  the Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Reference number : 13711
Our highly motivated team at the Institute of Anorganic Chemistry at the Faculty of Chemistry is looking for a PraeDoc researching in the area of inorganic chemistry with a special focus on nanomaterials. We offer a challenging scientific environment and a great work atmosphere. 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:
This project focuses on the development of nanomaterials for carbon dioxide utilization. Novel nanomaterials will be designed, synthesized, characterized and their catalytical properties tested. Your tasks are: Synthesis nanomaterials, characterization of the compounds-, and nanomaterial properties and catalytical testing. 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 12-18 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

Diploma or MSc degree in chemistry preferably in inorganic chemistry or chemical engineering or closely related fields.

Knowledge in synthetic inorganic chemistry and research with nanomaterials. Team player, experience in academic teaching. Profound verbal and written skills in German and English. 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 including ideas for a prospective doctoral project proposal - Curriculum vitae - List of publications, evidence of teaching experience (if available) - Degree certificates.

Research fields:

Main research field
Special research fields Importance

Inorganic chemistry MUST


Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance

Chemistry General Chemistry MUST

Chemistry Inorganic chemistry MUST


Language level Importance

Very good knowledge MUST

Excellent knowledge MUST


Type of computer skills
Specified computer skills  Importance

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 17.04.2023, mentioning reference number 
For further information please contact Keppler, Bernhard +43-1-4277-52602, Limberger, Elfriede +43-1-4277-52601.
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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