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TU-ID: 120 | 2024 | 17 | 232265


University Assistant (Prae-Doc)

30 hours/week | limited to 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.
At the Department of Geodesy and Geoinformation, in the Research Unit of Geoinformation TU Wien is offering a position as university assistant (prae-doc) until expected 4 years for 30 hours/week. Expected start: October 2024.

We welcome applications from students that are enthusiastic about working in the area of Augmented Reality and Geographic Information Science. During this 4 years position, the main focus will be on the intersection between Mixed Reality, Geographic Information Science and Human-Computer Interaction. The research is expected to lead to publications and a PhD dissertation for the student.


  • Collaboration on research and teaching tasks as well as examinations
  • Cooperation and guidance of students
  • Research and project activity
  • Deepen scientific knowledge
  • Writing a dissertation and publications
  • Participation in scientific events
  • Assistance/Collaboration in organizational and administrative tasks

Your profile:

The ideal candidate must have an academic degree (Master Degree or equivalent) in a relevant field (e.g., Geographic Information Science, Computer Science, Information Science), as well as strong research interests in Mixed Reality and spatial phenomena.

Very good programming skills, good analytical thinking, good communication skills in English (oral and written, German language skills are a plus), and being a team player are required. Experience in working with Python, C# and Unity is highly desirable. Experience with one or more of the following is a plus: Microsoft HoloLens 2, Human Subject Studies, Mixed Reality Hardware, Eye Tracking, Machine/Deep Learning, spatial data analysis and geographic concepts.

We offer:

  • A wide variety and exciting range of tasks in a collegial team
  • Access to highly innovative research laboratories and research equipment
  • A range of attractive social benefits (see Fringe-Benefit Catalogue of TU Wien)
  • Wide range of internal and external training opportunities, various career options
  • Central location of workplace as well as good accessibility (U1/U4 Karlsplatz)
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 is determined by the pay grade B1 of the Austrian collective agreement for university staff. This is a minimum of currently EUR 2,684.10/month gross, 14 times/year for 30 hours/week. Relevant working experiences may increase the monthly income.

We look forward to receiving your application until June 27th, 2024.
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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