University Assistant of Physical Chemistry
University of Vienna Department of Physical Chemistry


The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 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 Physical Chemistry

Reference number: 10354

The group of Assistant Professor Chin at the Department of Physical Chemistry works in a highly interdisciplinary area comprising nanostructured clusters, metal organic frameworks, selforganization and others. It synthesizes novel (molecular) materials and characterizes their physicochemical properties.


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:
The successful candidate will join the group of Assistant Professor Chin, Department of Physical Chemistry. They will prepare metal-organic framework based materials and develop methods for their assembly and hierarchical structuring. Further, the candidate will characterize these assemblies and study their potential applications. The successful candidate will also assist in writing of publications, and in institutional, teaching and research-associated activities. A doctoral thesis agreement has to be signed within the first 12-18 months. Furthermore, the candidate will have to teach courses independently to the extent specified in the collective agreement.

Diploma or masters degree in chemistry, preferably in materials chemistry or equivalent qualification. The successful candidate must be an enthusiastic, hard-working and dedicated research student who can work collaboratively with other team members.

Experience in the area of materials chemistry is preferred. Experience with teaching as well as knowledge of university procedures and structures, preliminary experience with scientific work and ideally international experience is desirable. Experience with teaching as well as knowledge of university procedures and structures, preliminary experience with scientific work and ideally international experience is desirable. Application documents: Letter of motivation including major 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
Materials chemistry SHOULD

Educational institution
Educational level Special subject Importance
Chemistry General Chemistry MUST

Language level Importance
Very good knowledge MUST
Very good 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 02.04.2020, mentioning reference number 10354.

For further information please contact Chin, Jia Min +43-1-4277-52405.

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.

Human Resources and Gender Equality of the University of Vienna Reference number: 10354 E-Mail: Privacy Policy of the University of Vienna




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