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TU-ID: 056 | 2022 | 38 | 193171


University Assistant (all genders) (Pre-Doc)

40 hours/week | limited for 3years

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.
ENROL is an interdisciplinary Marie Skłodowska-Curie COFUND doctoral programme at TU Wien that is set up to educate and train a new generation of highly achieving early stage researchers (ESRs) to study and develop novel technologies and engineering solutions for the life sciences.

ENROL provides a 3-year long doctoral training for international PhD candidates within an English-language curriculum. Our programme integrates a broad spectrum of scientific and technological fields related to molecular bioengineering, biophysics & biochemistry, biomechanics, biological imaging, biomaterials, computational modelling, and tissue engineering, offering the PhD students life-long flexibility for continued professional growth.

ENROL offers 5 remaining interdisciplinary research projects to choose from, in the above mentioned fields. Additional details on the individual  projects that are still available (available project numbers: 2, 3, 8, 11, 14) can be found at: https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/research-projects
The PhD candidate will be supervised by at least one of the still available ENROL Principal Investigators: https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/principal-investigators
The candidate may also propose their own PhD research project, i.e., different from the ones proposed from ENROL. In this case the candidate should first establish contact with the supervisor representing the desired research field https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/principal-investigators and ask for a letter in support of the project, which shall be uploaded together with a summary of the proposed research project. An Ethics Support Team is also in place to assist the candidate during the preparation of their proposed research project should the candidate choose not to apply for one of the proposed ones. For more information visit: https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/ethics-support-team

We are looking for exceptional candidates to allocate one (1) remaining PhD position as a University Assistant (Pre-Doc) for 3 years for 40 hours/week. Earliest expected start: January 2023.


  • Preparation of scientific publications and a PhD thesis in English
  • Deepening of scientific knowledge and independent research work on the specific research project
  • Presentation of research results at international conferences and other scientific events
  • Successful completion of important milestones of the programme; for details visit https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/enrol-programme
  • Participation in events organized by the ENROL Doctoral Programme and the TU Wien Doctoral School
  • Participation in outreach activities.

Your profile:

  • Completion of a Master´s degree or a Diploma curriculum in physics, chemistry, engineering, life sciences or related fields according to the requirements of the individual projects (details can be found by selecting the individual research projects under https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/research-projects and carefully reading the relevant.pdf document)
  • Experience in relevant research fields of the specific project(s) selected
  • Excellent communication and writing skills in English
  • Active participation in scientific collaboration
  • Team competences and problem-solving skills
  • Positive attitude and contribution to the work environment
  • Striving for continuous personal development

We offer:

  • 5 Diverse and exciting research projects (available project numbers: 2, 3, 8, 11, 14) on cutting edge topics to choose from: for details visit https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/research-projects
  • Continuing personal and professional education and flexible working hours
  • High-quality supervision by renowned scientists: for details visit https://www.tuwien.at/en/enrol/principal-investigators
  • Ample possibilities for building an international research network, completing secondments, and establishing research collaborations
  • Courses on soft skills
  • Very competitive salary
  • Social benefits (e.g. health insurance, etc.)
  • Administrative support in study and life questions
  • Central location with excellent accessibility (U1/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 3.058,60/month for 40 hours/week (14 times/year).

We look forward to receiving your application by the call deadline of 06.11.2022.

Applicants should upload the following documents:
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) using the Europass CV ONLY: https://europa.eu/europass/en/create-europass-cv
  • Motivation letter. Please make sure to state in your motivation letter up to 3 of the 5 offered research projects (available project numbers: 2, 3, 8, 11, 14) or propose your own project after approval of the selected supervisor. For more details on the application and selection process visit: https://www.tuwien.at/enrol/application-and-selection
  • Certificates and grade transcripts of BSc, MSc and/or diploma degrees (officially legalized copies with official translation)
  • Publications (optional; max. 3)
  • English language certificate (optional)
  • Contact details for two References; Please inform your reference contacts that you have applied for this/these position(s) and that they should send their "letters of recommendation" by email to: tuwdoc@tuwien.ac.at prior to the call deadline.

For more details as well as eligibility criteria such as MSCA mobility rule, early-stage researchers and PhD qualification please check our website at: www.tuwien.at/enrol
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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