TU-ID: 056 | 2021 | 43 | 165525

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University Assistants (m_f) (Prae-Doc)

40 hours/week | limited for 4 years

TU Wien is Austria's largest institution of research and higher education in the fields of technology and natural sciences. With over 26,000 students and more than 4000 scientists, research, teaching and learning dedicated to the advancement of science and technology have been conducted here for more than 200 years, guided by the motto "Technology for People". As a driver of innovation, TU Wien fosters close collaboration with business and industry and contributes to the prosperity of society.
The novel interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral training programme LogiCS@TUWien - Logics for Computer Science Program at TU Wien, co-funded by the European Commission, offers 20 full-time PhD positions.
 
The program is hosted by TU Wien, one of the most successful technical Universities in Europe and the largest one in Austria. The Faculty of Informatics of TU Wien is a leading research and teaching institution which consistently ranks among the top 100 computer science faculties in the global Times Higher Education ranking. In the heart of Europe, Vienna has a prominent history in mathematics, computer science, and logic research, and offers one of the highest living standards in the world.
 
The programme provides a 4-year long doctoral training for international PhD candidates within an English-language curriculum. The doctoral positions are open to international high-potential early-stage researchers with a strong background in Logical Methods in Computer Science and their applications in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Databases, Verification, Algorithms, Security, and Cyber-Physical Systems. Each PhD candidate will be supervised by at least one of the LogiCS@TUWien professors, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/supervisors
 
We are looking for exceptional candidates to allocate twenty positions as a university assistant (Pre-Doc) for 4 years for 40 hours/week. Expected start: June 2022.

Tasks:

  • Deepening of scientific knowledge and independent research work on the specific PhD topic
  • Collaboration on current research projects
  • Preparation of scientific publications and a PhD thesis in English
  • Presentation of research results at international conferences and other scientific events
  • Successful completion of important milestones of the program, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/training
  • Participation in events organized by the program LogiCS@TUWien

Your profile:

  • Completion of a Masters  and Bachelor degree or equivalent in computer science, computational logic, discrete mathematics or related disciplines, with outstanding academic performance
  • Previous research experience in the subjects of the specific project is highly desirable, see for details http://www.vcla.at/msca/topics
  • Excellent skills in English communication and writing
  • Active readiness for scientific collaboration
  • Team competences and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and contribution to the work environment
  • Striving for continuous personal development

We offer:

  • Diverse and exciting research projects on cutting edge topics, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/topics
  • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
  • High-quality supervision by renowned professors
  • Ample possibilities for building an international research network, doing internships, and establishing research collaborations
  • Very competitive salary
  • Administrative support in study and life questions
  • Central location with excellent accessibility (U1/U2/U4 Karlsplatz) in a city regularly ranked first worldwide for life quality
TU Wien is committed to increasing the proportion of women in particular in leadership positions. Female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to women when equally qualified, unless reasons specific to a male applicant tilt the balance in his favour.

People with special needs are equally encouraged to apply. In case of any questions, please contact the confidant for disabled persons at the university, Mr. Gerhard Neustätter.
Entry level salary as a predoctoral researcher is covered by level B1 of the Austrian Collective Agreement for university staff, and receives a minimum of currently EUR 2.971,50/month for 40 hours/week (14 times/year).
 
We look forward to receiving your application until 30.12.2021

NOTE:
Please make sure to state in your motivation letter which research projects are your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice. Please check eligibility criteria such as MSCA mobility rule, early-stage researchers and PhD qualification, see http://www.vcla.at/msca/apply

For more detail please check our website http://www.vcla.at/msca/programme
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us

Carmen Keck | T: +43 1 588 01 406201
Here you can find also relevant information about the application process.
Technology for People
Furthermore, please note that applicants will not normally be reimbursed for travel costs incurred in connection with this admission process.
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